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When can we get a driver's license?

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It may differ in your state.

In North Carolina I was able to get a drivers license when I applied after getting married. However in NC (and many other states) they only ever issue a license with an expiry date up to your legal presence. So each time this is extended (EAD, GC, etc) I have to go back and get a new license. I've probably have 4 or 5 now. I don't need to redo the test however.

The good thing with getting it early is that I was still legal to drive on my UK license as I'd been in NC for less than 60 days. So I could drive on that during the test, and to and from the test center (and could show insurance that covered me). If it was past 60 days I don't think I could have driven on my UK license, so would have had to have learner insurance etc.

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