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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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Will i get in trouble if ever i get pulled over by a police officer? I need some advice. Thanks


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Drivers licensing is a state, not a federal issue, hence there are 50 ways to play this game.

In California an international driver license has no value per se. California explicitly wants drivers to show their original license. The international license has only some value if it has been issued by the same government agency that issued the original driver license when it help to translate a foreign language such as Chinese or Vietnamese into English.


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

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Pulled over using an international drivers license will result in the officer asking for a valid GC or visa, if none to be shown then they will be turned over to ICE.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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Pulled over using an international drivers license will result in the officer asking for a valid GC or visa, if none to be shown then they will be turned over to ICE.

This is correct, however as you are AOS pending one of two things will happen once ICE arrives:

1. they will see the NOA1 (that you're carrying of course as well as your passport) and know that you're in a period of authorised stay

2. They won't realise that the NOA1 puts you in a period of authorised stay. You will be locked up in detention until you see an immigration judge who DOES know that and release you.

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Pulled over using an international drivers license will result in the officer asking for a valid GC or visa, if none to be shown then they will be turned over to ICE.

Police has no right to ask for a Green Card or a visa. None. Zero. Nada. Nilch.

Police has the right to ask for a valid ID, which is the passport. If they then look for a visa and there's none or it is expired, they will issue a citation. They will not call ICE. Period.


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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Police has no right to ask for a Green Card or a visa. None. Zero. Nada. Nilch.

Police has the right to ask for a valid ID, which is the passport. If they then look for a visa and there's none or it is expired, they will issue a citation. They will not call ICE. Period.

Bob this one you are wrong on, maybe in Cali, but in many states they will and have the right to ask. They will verfy your right to a lefal presesent in the US, if you can not produce the end result will be you will be put in jail.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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No such thing as an International Drivers License, it is a Permit to be used in conjunction with your DL.

Most if not all State allow residents a limited time to get a State license, as long as you are within that period then you are good to go.


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Bob this one you are wrong on, maybe in Cali, but in many states they will and have the right to ask. They will verfy your right to a lefal presesent in the US, if you can not produce the end result will be you will be put in jail.

What I meant to say was, in most states the law enforcement has the right to ask for any document which can provide evidence that you have the right to drive using a non-state issue driver license. The driver would produce either a GC, Passport with a valid visa or a ????. If any of those documents are not produced, then the officer can either arrest the driver for driving without a valid license, which will or could lead to the driver being subject to ICE protcol.

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What I meant to say was, in most states the law enforcement has the right to ask for any document which can provide evidence that you have the right to drive using a non-state issue driver license. The driver would produce either a GC, Passport with a valid visa or a ????. If any of those documents are not produced, then the officer can either arrest the driver for driving without a valid license, which will or could lead to the driver being subject to ICE protcol.

You are right about California and based on the fact that SB-1070 has not been implemented in Arizona, I assumed rather generously that this would be about the same in all other states. However, I vaguely remember that Kathryn41 a while ago mentioned that Georgia police now has the right to inquire about legal presence during a lawful traffic stop, so maybe that's the case in some states now.

But to get back to your example. In a "normal" state, where a driver is pulled over for a traffic violation, he then would show the driver license from his home country, let's say Great Britain. The cop may ask for his Ukay passport in addition, and if that thing is valid that would be sufficient to write him a ticket. I really can't imagine that a cop would arrest a Brit for making an illegal turn or driving over the speed limit and call ICE on him.


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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let's say Great Britain. The cop may ask for his Ukay passport in addition, and if that thing is valid that would be sufficient to write him a ticket. I really can't imagine that a cop would arrest a Brit for making an illegal turn or driving over the speed limit and call ICE on him.

What's wrong with using Germany as an example?

I was stopped in a similar situation, pulled out my UK DL. Officer looked at and decided it was going to be too much hassle (my assumption based on body language) and sent me on my way.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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Ok now i get each others point. I have a valid passport but my visa expired, but what if i have noa1 and 2 to show as d proof? Thanks for the advice guys..


SEP 07 2007 - Entered US w/ B2 Visa

NOV 29 2009 - Met my USC wife

OCT 14 2010 - Got married in San Diego

MAR 03 2011 - AOS package sent to USCIS

MAR 07 2011 - AOS package received by USCIS

MAR 29 2011 - Notice date for all forms

APR 01 2011 - NOA1 receipts arrived

APR 04 2011 - Biometrics appt letter arrived

APR 06 2011 - Biometrics walk-in successful

APR 29 2011 - Notice date for I-485 Initial Interview

MAY 04 2011 - Received Initial INTERVIEW LETTER!

MAY 13 2011 - Received EAD/AP card. Applied for SSN

MAY 19 2011 - Social Security card arrived

JUN 07 2011 - AOS INTERVIEW - Approved!!!!

JUN 10 2011 - Card production ordered!!

JUN 15 2011 - GREEN CARD Arrived!! :)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Proof of what?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Proof of legal stay.


SEP 07 2007 - Entered US w/ B2 Visa

NOV 29 2009 - Met my USC wife

OCT 14 2010 - Got married in San Diego

MAR 03 2011 - AOS package sent to USCIS

MAR 07 2011 - AOS package received by USCIS

MAR 29 2011 - Notice date for all forms

APR 01 2011 - NOA1 receipts arrived

APR 04 2011 - Biometrics appt letter arrived

APR 06 2011 - Biometrics walk-in successful

APR 29 2011 - Notice date for I-485 Initial Interview

MAY 04 2011 - Received Initial INTERVIEW LETTER!

MAY 13 2011 - Received EAD/AP card. Applied for SSN

MAY 19 2011 - Social Security card arrived

JUN 07 2011 - AOS INTERVIEW - Approved!!!!

JUN 10 2011 - Card production ordered!!

JUN 15 2011 - GREEN CARD Arrived!! :)

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