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If you have a SSN or ITIN and can prove legal status then yes, you can get a NC driver's lisence. If you pass the tests.

divorced - April 2010 moved back to Ontario May 2010 and surrendered green card


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Hi! I live in North Carolina and I was wondering if anyone knew if it is posible to apply for a drivers license while adjsting status here in North Carolina?? Thanks!! :thumbs:

I think you can apply but they will check your I-94. That means you can have a Driver's license but that's until your I-94 will expire. You can go back and renew it when you had your AOS done and bring your documents together with your expired Driver's License.

. 04/16/2007 - Mailed I-129F
. 04/25/2007 - NOA1
. 10/12/2007 - NOA2
. 02/11/2008 - Forwarded to NVC
. 03/13/2008 - Forwarded to Consulate
. 04/22/2008 - Interview at US Embassy
. 05/06/2008 - Visa Approved (After 2 weeks of Doc. Verification)
. 05/08/2008 - Visa in Hand!

. 08/26/2008 - Applied AOS via UPS
. 09/02/2008 - Case shown online as "received and pending"
. 09/03/2008 - Check Cashed!
. 09/08 /2008 - Received NOA'S for AOS and EAD (Notices Dated: 9/02/2008)
. 09/11/2008 - Received Notice for Biometrics Appointment (Notice Dated: 9/04/2008)
. 10/01/2008 - Biometrics Appointment
. 11/17/2008 - EAD Approval Sent; EAD Card Received
. 02/23/2009 - Received Letter for Interview
. 04/02/2009 - AOS Interview and Approved!
. 04/13/2009 - Greencard in Hand! (Thanks God!)

. 12/29/2010 - Mailed I-751 to VT Service Center
. 12/31/2010 - Received and Signed for by D Renaud
. 01/06/2011 - Check Cashed!

. 01/08/2011 - Received NOA (Receipt dated 01/03/2011)
. 02/03/2011 - Biometrics Appointment Notice (Receipt dated 01/10/2011)
. 06/16/2001 - Received Approval Notice in the mail (Receipt dated 06/13/2011)
. 06/18/2011 - Greencard in Hand!


. 04/08/2014 - Mailed N-400 to Lewisville, TX

. 04/10/2014 - Received and Signed by Edwards

. 04/15/2014 - Check Cashed

. 04/21/2014 - Received NOA (Notice Dated 04/14/2014)

. 05/12/2014 - Biometrics Appointment (Notice Dated 04/21/2014)

. 08/06/2014 - Interview Appointment (Notice Dated 06/30/2014)

. 09/05/2014 - Oath Taking (Notice Dated 08/18/2014)


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I went today to try and get my expired licence renewed with my i-797c NOA for the AOS filing and told me that they could not issue me a new licence unless the USCIS documents had an expiration date.

However I've had them fax copies of my NOAs for the AOS and EAD to their document specialists to look over and hopefully will set things straight. It's a little annoying as I believe I have a legal status in this country but the DMV don't see it that way.

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I know it is not North Carolina but according to the list of documents you can use to apply for a driver's liscense here in Michigan, it reads:

Valid, unexpired Employment

Authorization Card (I-688, I-688A,

I-688B or I-766).

So looks like my wife will have to wait until she recieves her EAD and then she can go apply for her drivers liscense. Good thing she can drive on her South African one for 6 months. SHould almost work out perfect.

K-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : South Africa

I-129F Sent : 2007-09-18

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-09-19

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 : 2008-02-11

NVC Received :

NVC Left : 2008-02-25

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received : 2008-03-25

Packet 3 Sent : 2008-04-16

Packet 4 Received : 2008-04-25

Interview Date : 2008-05-29

Arrived in U.S.A (POE Detroit, MI): 6/11/08

Married: 8/8/08


Package sent to Chicago Lockbox: 9/11/08

Package Delievered by USPS: 9/13/08

Check Cashed according to Online Banking: 9/19/2008

Recieved NOA's for I-485, I-131, and I-765: 9/22/08

Biometrics Appt: 10/14/08

I-765 and I-485 Touched: 10/14/08

Changed Address Online: 12/5/08

Changed Address Over Phone: 12/5/08

Sent in AR-11 and I-865: 12/9/08

CRIS Email on I-131 Approval Notice Sent: 12/10/08

CRIS Email on I-765 Card Production Ordered: 12/10/08

I-485 Touched: 12/10/08

AP Recieved: 12/15/08

EAD Recieved: 12/19/08

Interview Letter Recieved: 2/12/09

Interview Date: 4/6/09

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You might want to check if insurance will cover an international (non-US) driving licence as I know Geico's underwriters state that they can't cover anything but a US driving licence. At least in North Carolina.

than change the company... other cover the automobile not a driver...

my sister came visit me, drove alone my car, had an accident, insurance company paid it without hesitation (less deductible) no question asked why she drove..

just for expiration date of her DL from Lichtenstein ...

AOS from B-2

08/05/08 I-485 filed

02/03/09 CGC received

12/09/10 I-751 filed

04/07/11 GC received

11/1/11 N-400 filed

02/24/12 USC

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You might want to check if insurance will cover an international (non-US) driving licence as I know Geico's underwriters state that they can't cover anything but a US driving licence. At least in North Carolina.

We are with Progressive auto insurance, and they will cover my Ontario (Canada) license as it is valid for another 4 years (although you will only appear on the insurance docs in your maiden name as this is the name your license was issued under). I had a similar DMV experience here in North Carolina- they said since my I-94 expires July 10, so would my license, so to wait for a Notice of Action, proving that my Residency documents are pending. What a pain -as was mentioned, we know we do have legal status! Oh and another point - make sure you bring your certified Marriage license with you, not a copy of it, as that isn't accepted.

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