Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Do we need 120 day before expiration date of I94 to get a driver's license?

5 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone!

I hope someone can give us some advice! Matt and I had a great day today for AOS! We got tons accomplished but we went to the DMV today to get my new Maine driver's license and when I gave the woman working there my I-94, she told me that she couldn't switch my Canadian license to a Maine one because my I-94 was going to expire at the end of March! I only got here less than a week ago and she told me they needed at least 120 days left on it, in order for them to be able to issue me one. My I-94 is good for 90 days and I'm wondering if anyone else ran into this problem. She told us to go talk to our local DHS office and see if they can change our I-94. Is this something they can do? Should we really need 120 days before expiration?

If anyone knows anything about this, please help us out! My Canadian license expires in two weeks!

Thanks for any help VJers!

April 2008: Met through a friend

April 2009: Started dating

July 24, 2009: Engaged!

Feb 25, 2010: Sent in I-129F

Mar 11, 2010: NOA1 received

July 02, 2010: NOA2 received!!

July 07, 2010: NVC receives case

Aug 04, 2010: Received Packet 3

Aug 06. 2010: Packet 3 Sent!

Sept 14, 2010: Packet 4! Interview time!

Nov 15, 2010: Medical in Montreal

Nov 19, 2010: Interview in Montreal

Interview Result: Approved!

Dec 30, 2010: Moving Day! POE at Calais, ME! Never have to be apart again!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

No they wont change the I-94, you will just have to wait till you get your greencard or go back and speak to someone else. Canada has an agreement with america and they should just change over your DL.

-------------------------------------------- as1cE-a0g410010MjgybHN8MDA5Njk4c3xNYXJyaWVkIGZvcg.gif

Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Driving privileges are granted by state not the federal government, so rules are different for each state.

Most require SSN, and many require legal presence evidence, many require legal presence evidence 1 year or longer, (EAD card, Green-card, or I-94 that is valid 1 year or longer, like a K-3 I-94 card..)

Depending on what country you are from your state may or may not accept your foreign DL and may require you to go through the learners permit process. Canada tends to be exchanged.

Some states issue permits or DL that expire when EAD or GC expires other states issue 5 or even 8 year DLs

Can you renew your Canadian DL on line?? For example; NY State DMV allows NY residents to renew on line.

OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.



Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

what is really funny about this BS of us foreigners allowed to drive in the US as tourists but not as "residents for driver's license purposes" is that, at least in California, they first give you all these problems with the proof of legal status (which basically makes it impossible to drive for several months), and then, just by presenting an EAD valid for 1 year as only proof of legal presence, the DMW will issue a driver's license that expires in 5 years (got mine less than a week ago).

even my conditional green card doesn't expire in 5 years! so now what? if I don't remove conditions or for some reasons they deny us, I will have 3 more years to go on the roads of America nonetheless?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

moved from AOS forum to Working & Travelling during US Immigration forum as DL discussion falls into this forum

“...Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?”

. Lucy Maude Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


Another Member of the VJ Fluffy Kitty Posse!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -

Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
  • Create New...