Jump to content
mag2929

California Driver's License - ?? learner's permit instead of temporary

14 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

hi guys, so I went to the DVM today to get my driver's license started, but the DMV people seemed confused over what codes to use to get me my paperwork. In the end, I ended up getting a paper that states that I require another driver over 18 to accompany me at all times/?? - essentially a learner's permit. I am pretty sure this is wrong. I know we have to do a driving test, which I will book, but I think it is wrong to give someone who has had a driving license for > 18 years a learner's permit. How am I going to get to work?

Do you guys think this is wrong or do all of you get "learner's permits" when you await your driving test?

help! M

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't speak for California, but in Minnesota I needed to sit for a driving test before I could get a license. I obtained an international drivers' license before I moved over so that let me drive normally until I took it.


Package sent to: Chicago Office

Local Office: Saint Paul, MN

Primary Filings: I0-485, I-130, I-765

Date Filed : 11 Sept 2012

NOA Date : 17 Sept 2012

Bio. Appt.. : 12 Oct 2012

EAD in Production: 14 Nov 2012

EAD Received : 24 Nov 2012

Interview Date : 12 February 2013

Approved : 13 February 2013

GC in Production: 19 February 2013

GC Received: 25 February 2013

Petition to Remove Conditions (I-751)

Date of I-751 = 28 Jan 2015

NOA Date = 29 Jan 2015

Biometrics = 26 Feb 2015

Approved = 25 June 2015

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hi guys, so I went to the DVM today to get my driver's license started, but the DMV people seemed confused over what codes to use to get me my paperwork. In the end, I ended up getting a paper that states that I require another driver over 18 to accompany me at all times/?? - essentially a learner's permit. I am pretty sure this is wrong. I know we have to do a driving test, which I will book, but I think it is wrong to give someone who has had a driving license for > 18 years a learner's permit. How am I going to get to work?

Do you guys think this is wrong or do all of you get "learner's permits" when you await your driving test?

help! M

nope! that is right..

if it is your first time getting a license here in California. you have to start from permit

same thing happened to me and the rest of my family 8 years ago

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Similar in Colorado, not sure I remember the accompanied requirement, it was only a few days until I took the test so not really an issue.

I did not need an International Drivers Permit as my license was in English, presumably the issue with Australians is that it is upside down.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought it was 10 days?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They issued you the wrong permit. As you already have a license issued in Canada you should have got a temporary permit. You'll have to brave the DMV and go back and get it reissued. Explain that you have a license issued in ....... you took the written test on ..... and you should be issued with a temporary permit.

This has happened to others who have had to get it changed.

You will still have to take a road test. I don't know how long the temporary license is valid for.

And just a reminder every state has different requirements regarding licences from other countries. Some states even have different requirements for different Canadian provinces.


1 Dec 2011 Mailed I-130
8 Dec 2011 NOA 1
20 Dec 2011 NOA 2

NVC

17 Jan 2012 Phoned NVC. Case Number allocated
18 Jan 2012 Emails received re AOS fee and Agent
20 Jan 2012 Electronic opt in email sent & response received
20 Jan 2012 AOS fee paid
20 Jan 2012 Form DS-261 Choice of agent filed
27 Jan 2012 Email received re choice of agent received. Can now pay IV bill
29 Jan 2012 IV bill paid
31 Jan 2012 Received written notification case at NVC (dated 18 Jan)
8 Feb 2012 Emailed AOS
9 Feb 2012 DS-260 submitted online & docs emailed
14 Feb 2012 Case Complete
5 Mar 2012 received email - interview date 10 April
10 Apr 2012 Visa Approved
10 Apr 2012 Email from Loomis - passport picked up from Consulate

June 2012 Moved back to US

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Similar in Colorado, not sure I remember the accompanied requirement, it was only a few days until I took the test so not really an issue.

I did not need an International Drivers Permit as my license was in English, presumably the issue with Australians is that it is upside down.

Irrelevant.

A Canadian licence in Colorado can be changed over as if from another state. No testing is needed.

Edited by NLR

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hi guys, so I went to the DVM today to get my driver's license started, but the DMV people seemed confused over what codes to use to get me my paperwork. In the end, I ended up getting a paper that states that I require another driver over 18 to accompany me at all times/?? - essentially a learner's permit. I am pretty sure this is wrong. I know we have to do a driving test, which I will book, but I think it is wrong to give someone who has had a driving license for > 18 years a learner's permit. How am I going to get to work?

Do you guys think this is wrong or do all of you get "learner's permits" when you await your driving test?

help! M

I was a licensed driver in Ontario when I moved to California. I had to take the written test and the road test in California before a license was issued. It definitely wasn't a learner's permit. I was able to drive with my Ontario license until the CA license was issued. This was about 20 years ago. Not sure if laws have changed.

Edited by canuckinla

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

~Moved from Canada Regional Forum to Moving to the US and Your New Life in America Forum~

~Similar topics are often discussed at this forum~


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

_______________________

:idea: Read more, post less.... Google can be your friend ! :idea:

Prior apologies if I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

Keep your timeline current: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You have to do the driving test again in California as per the California DMV since you are from another country.

If you have a license from another country, you will be required to take a driving test. If you have a license from another state, the driving test can be waived.

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1dmy&urile=wcm:path:/dmv_content_en/dmv/dl/dl_info#two500

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hi guys, so I went to the DVM today to get my driver's license started, but the DMV people seemed confused over what codes to use to get me my paperwork. In the end, I ended up getting a paper that states that I require another driver over 18 to accompany me at all times/?? - essentially a learner's permit. I am pretty sure this is wrong. I know we have to do a driving test, which I will book, but I think it is wrong to give someone who has had a driving license for > 18 years a learner's permit. How am I going to get to work?

Do you guys think this is wrong or do all of you get "learner's permits" when you await your driving test?

help! M

Sorry for late response but that is definitely wrong. We moved to CA at the beginning of the year from overseas. After we wrote our written tests we got temporary driver permits which allowed us to drive unaccompanied until we could take the behind the wheel tests. Not the same thing as learners permits which as you say need a licensed driver with you. We had to have our temp permits plus overseas licenses with us in the car until we got our CA licenses.

Oh and.., my husband and I did our written tests at different DMV offices and both got the temporary driver permits. I don't think that's relevant but just thought I'd mention it :)

Edited by SusieQQQ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know every state has different rules for ''people out of the country'' to get a US driver license. I had an appointment last Friday in Alabama for the learners permit ( written test) I passed it and I asked the lady if I could do the road test right now because I'm older than 18 or 21. And she said yes! So I did both in 1 hour and I passed it. But like other people said ''what happened with you sounds definitely wrong''. I know It's already 2 weeks ago..so maybe you already did something, I hope you figured it out!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×