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Driver's licences in the US are administered through the individual states, and all of the states have nuances in their licensing requirements. Check with the CT DMV for specific details: http://www.ct.gov/dmv/taxonomy/v4_taxonomy.asp?DLN=41638

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If I was to do it again, I'd wait till EAD arrives. They only issued me a temporary license, which expired June 20th. Now I'm worried when I got back to renew it, they won't reissue.


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Anyone here who can tell me how/ if I can get a CT drivers license, can I get it before green card or how does this work?!

If you don't want to go through the hassle of applying for a CT license now on the I-94 you can (if you have a Swedish license) get an international license (pretty much just a translation of your Swedish one) and drive on that for about 90 days. By that time you're hopefully close to getting your EAD.






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Anyone here who can tell me how/ if I can get a CT drivers license, can I get it before green card or how does this work?!

If you don't want to go through the hassle of applying for a CT license now on the I-94 you can (if you have a Swedish license) get an international license (pretty much just a translation of your Swedish one) and drive on that for about 90 days. By that time you're hopefully close to getting your EAD.

I wouldn't suggest that. Each state is different and each of them has different rules and regulations. When I was applying for my VA driving licence I was told by the DMV manager that international driver licence is not recognized in Virginia at all. A friend of mine had to go to court for using her international driving licence from Bolivia in Centerville,Va.I would recommend you to visit your local DMV and speak with the manager directly.

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If you don't want to go through the hassle of applying for a CT license now on the I-94 you can (if you have a Swedish license) get an international license (pretty much just a translation of your Swedish one) and drive on that for about 90 days. By that time you're hopefully close to getting your EAD.

Thing with an international drivers license is that it's supposed to be use for travel purpose and I'm not really gonna travel so I'm a little concerned if that's really a good option. Worked perfectly fine when I was an au pair but this time around I donno. Gonna go talk to the dmv and see what the options are, getting a license in CT is really stupid and not as easy as in other states :(

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I wouldn't suggest that. Each state is different and each of them has different rules and regulations. When I was applying for my VA driving licence I was told by the DMV manager that international driver licence is not recognized in Virginia at all. A friend of mine had to go to court for using her international driving licence from Bolivia in Centerville,Va.I would recommend you to visit your local DMV and speak with the manager directly.

Did your friend bring her foreign license? Had her international license expired? It is perfectly legal to have an international license in Virginia as long as you bring your foreign license with you and make sure you look up how long it is valid in the state you are in. It also depends on your status in the USA. If you are a resident then no, you should have a VA license.






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I wouldn't suggest that. Each state is different and each of them has different rules and regulations. When I was applying for my VA driving licence I was told by the DMV manager that international driver licence is not recognized in Virginia at all. A friend of mine had to go to court for using her international driving licence from Bolivia in Centerville,Va.I would recommend you to visit your local DMV and speak with the manager directly.

How was your DMV experience in VA? I'm planning on heading down tomorrow and see what they can do for me


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Did your friend bring her foreign license? Had her international license expired? It is perfectly legal to have an international license in Virginia as long as you bring your foreign license with you and make sure you look up how long it is valid in the state you are in. It also depends on your status in the USA. If you are a resident then no, you should have a VA license.

She had both international driving licence and her Bolivian driving licence. She got pulled over by a cop few weeks after arrival so it was still valid. My friend who moved to Virginia on K1 was told the same by Virginia DMV authorities that international driving licence isn't accepted.

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She had both international driving licence and her Bolivian driving licence. She got pulled over by a cop few weeks after arrival so it was still valid. My friend who moved to Virginia on K1 was told the same by Virginia DMV authorities that international driving licence isn't accepted.

That's weird because when I was an Au Pair I was told that was perfectly fine in Virginia until you got your proper driver's license. Plus I can't find anywhere with the information that it's not valid in Virginia. All info I can find from the DMV is this: Foreign Drivers in the United States

The U.S. does not require an international driving permit to drive in the country; however, you may need to show one in order to rent a car.

USA.gov pretty much says the same thing.

Maybe you can't if you're on a K1 as you're intending to stay. But I don't buy that VA doesn't allow international licenses at all. Only time I've heard that you're not allowed to have a foreign license is after you've gotten a VA license. I've even read that they will confiscate your foreign license once you get your VA license. Haven't happened as far as I've heard but that's what it says on their website.






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How was your DMV experience in VA? I'm planning on heading down tomorrow and see what they can do for me

Oh please don't get me started on my awful experience :) It took me a couple of trips to eventually obtain my dl. Seems like people do not know their jobs and give you contradictory information. One manager wouldn't recognize my bank statement printed, signed and notarized by my bank manager. He told me to print it out myself at home. So here I am few weeks later with my bank statement printed at home :) and he tells me that it has to be from my bank printed on head paper. Another funny part was on the day when I was supposed to take my road test the person at the front issued me a wrong ticket. Seems like an easy thing to fix but it took me like almost an hour and I had to speak at least with 5 people answering the same questions, taking few pictures and vision tests before taking the road test. Other than that the road test is ridiculouslying easy. It took me maybe 5 min. I hope everything will go well for you. Best of luck!!

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