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im wondering do you still have to wait 30 days for a state id card even after being approved for your green card. i went to the DMV and we thought everthing was fine and next thing you know the lady says that my wife should get her id card in the mail within 30 days i showed the approval letter. and she went on to tell r that she wasnt a resident. and that she has an approval to procede with adjusting status so i told her to read it the i-797 does indicate that she was approved not filling intially well what can i do

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my wife got her state id card in 5 minutes the first business day after we got married. I guess some states are more hard ### about it, but I just showed her SS card, her paasport with visa and i-94, and our cetified marriage abstract for the name change.

the only problem we almost had was i did this before we went to the SSA office to get her name change on her SS card, so the DMV told me the names didn't match when they did the SSN check, and told us to get that changed.

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From your timeline you seem to be in Illinois?

I couldn't find the requirements for an ID card but if Illinois is like California, the requirements are basically the same as for a drivers license, except for the driving part. The Illinois DMV website does list I-797 Notice of Action Status Change as one of the documents they will accept in "group B". However, the footnote also says that "Group B" documents must contain the applicant’s full name and date of birth, and I can't recall if the NOA has those.

http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departme...eptable_id.html

I'm also not understanding the 30-day wait thing -- was she saying you had to wait 30 days and then go back to the DMV again? Why 30 days? If it's contingent on your wife getting her plastic green card before they'll issue her an ID card, there's no telling whether you will get her GC in 30 days. If it's not contingent on the plastic GC, then why 30 days? Is everyone subject to a 30 day wait? Is that just how long it takes to come in the mail?

But regardless -- I think you have 3 basic options.

1) you can print out the ID card requirements, make sure you have all of the documentation required, and go back and keep asking to speak to higher and higher ups until you get someone who can explain to you why they are not following their own rules.

2) Or, you can make an infopass appointment and get an I-551 stamp and try with that.

3) Or, you can just wait until the green card comes.

Edited by hcj

"When all else fails, read the instructions."

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