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I Have AOS Questions, Lots Of Them!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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So, I apologize but I really need as much information as possible

I know there are some guides to the AOS process, so if you could give me the links to those, that would be great!

One question I have first is when we go to get married, are there specific forms that we need when we go to the court house to get the marriage certificate? Do we need to report the marriage to USCIS somehow?

Once we are married, what is the next step to AOS? Does anyone know where a step by step guide is?

Also, does anyone know what the law is about someone from Thailand driving in the US?

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So, I apologize but I really need as much information as possible

I know there are some guides to the AOS process, so if you could give me the links to those, that would be great!

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...mp;page=k1k3aos (Notice the tab above labled "Guides")

One question I have first is when we go to get married, are there specific forms that we need when we go to the court house to get the marriage certificate? Do we need to report the marriage to USCIS somehow? This is state specific - in general you need ID/Passport. By filing AOS, you are notifying USCIS.

Once we are married, what is the next step to AOS? Does anyone know where a step by step guide is?

All in the AOS Guide.

Also, does anyone know what the law is about someone from Thailand driving in the US? State specific - see www.dmv.org

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1. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...mp;page=k1k3aos

2. No special forms...get two official copies. Generally your passport is enough, doesn't hurt to have SSN though.

3. You report the marriage by submitting your license with your i485

4. See number 1 for guide.

5. You'll need an international translation of the license and then abide by the laws of your state in terms of getting your license. Typically you need EAD before getting a US license. Until that time the foreign license can be used.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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5. You'll need an international translation of the license and then abide by the laws of your state in terms of getting your license. Typically you need EAD before getting a US license. Until that time the foreign license can be used.

Not all states will permit you to drive with a foreign drivers permit. California, for example, will allow you to use a foreign permit to drive in the state, but you have 10 days after establishing residency in the state to get a California permit. California doesn't recognize an International Drivers Permit, or IDP. Best to check with the Department of Motor Vehicles in the state where you'll live.


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5. You'll need an international translation of the license and then abide by the laws of your state in terms of getting your license. Typically you need EAD before getting a US license. Until that time the foreign license can be used.

Not all states will permit you to drive with a foreign drivers permit. California, for example, will allow you to use a foreign permit to drive in the state, but you have 10 days after establishing residency in the state to get a California permit. California doesn't recognize an International Drivers Permit, or IDP. Best to check with the Department of Motor Vehicles in the state where you'll live.

If she has a current Thai License it is in both Thai and English, so she can use that to drive in the US. All states must recognize the foreign license provided the pertinent information is in English. This is based on the US signing international treaties back in the 1940's (can't remember the exact name or date right now) Basically States cannot pass laws that supersede treaties signed by the US.

Now when state DMV's say they do not recognize foreign licenses that normally means they will not accept it as proof the person knows how to drive, so they must take a test rather then just turning in their foreign license to get a state license.

I did a lot of research on this subject. Including talking to many people I know in law enforcement at the state and federal levels.

I think the rest of the questions were answered.

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