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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hi, guy,

I am planning to get a US driver's lisence here, but the DMV staff told me if I take the learner's permit test now, it will expire the same time as my I-94 which is in 21 Oct. I don't know when I am going to get my green card, which means, I can't get a driver's lisence until next year or later! What should I do?

Thanks a lot.


My timeline:

K-1

10-12-2005 I-129F Sent to Vermont Service Center

12-12-2005 Rec Petition I-129F NOA1

I-129F RFE(s) to Montreal, Canada

2006-01-27 Montreal consulant asked for copy of my passport

2006-03-07 Montreal consulant asked for residential information

2006-04-08 Packet 3 Received

2006-04-21 DS-230 sent

2006-05-06 Check list sent

2006-05-09 Check list received by consulant

2006-05-18 Interview letter received

2006-07-05 Interview!~

2006-07-06 Visa in hand

2006-07-23 Arrive USA

2006-08-04 Just Married!~

AOS

2006-10-07 file AOS

2006-10-16 NOA1 for I-485

2006-10-30 case transfered to California service center

2006-11-30 received biometrics letter

2006-12-21 biometrics appointment

2007-02-09 welcome letter

Removing Conditional residency

2008-12-2 Mail the package though Fedex

2009-01-10 biometrics appointment

2009-05-07 conditional residency removed

2009- new green card received

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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You can get one with a EAD.


“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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You can get one with a EAD.

or stop driving.


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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can I get one with my social security number?

Is there any other way to get a driver's lisence?


My timeline:

K-1

10-12-2005 I-129F Sent to Vermont Service Center

12-12-2005 Rec Petition I-129F NOA1

I-129F RFE(s) to Montreal, Canada

2006-01-27 Montreal consulant asked for copy of my passport

2006-03-07 Montreal consulant asked for residential information

2006-04-08 Packet 3 Received

2006-04-21 DS-230 sent

2006-05-06 Check list sent

2006-05-09 Check list received by consulant

2006-05-18 Interview letter received

2006-07-05 Interview!~

2006-07-06 Visa in hand

2006-07-23 Arrive USA

2006-08-04 Just Married!~

AOS

2006-10-07 file AOS

2006-10-16 NOA1 for I-485

2006-10-30 case transfered to California service center

2006-11-30 received biometrics letter

2006-12-21 biometrics appointment

2007-02-09 welcome letter

Removing Conditional residency

2008-12-2 Mail the package though Fedex

2009-01-10 biometrics appointment

2009-05-07 conditional residency removed

2009- new green card received

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Morocco
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Where are you?

We are in California and my husband wasn't even allowed to get a state ID. I have said this already but at the DMV we were told that he could drive with his foreign license and if he gets pulled over tell the officer either he is establishing himself or he is on vacation.

Good luck!

Sarah

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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can I get one with my social security number?

Is there any other way to get a driver's lisence?

Would have been best to get one in Canada befor you moved.

But with AP you can go back and do the test.


“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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Hi, guy,

I am planning to get a US driver's lisence here, but the DMV staff told me if I take the learner's permit test now, it will expire the same time as my I-94 which is in 21 Oct. I don't know when I am going to get my green card, which means, I can't get a driver's lisence until next year or later! What should I do?

Thanks a lot.

Do you have a Canuck DL?

If so, that could perhaps be used as a "tideover".


2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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As long as the LORD's beside me, I don't care if this road ever ends.

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I'm in VA, and i managed to get one using the NOA1 from my AOS, i had never held a licence before in my life so guess i was lucky

Its only valid for a year but guess thats good enough till my Green card comes through, and i can renew it, i know every state is different but it may be worth checking out.

Hope this helps

Ally


27/9/05 R.I.P. My sweet Dad

Timeline in profile

AOS K-1

11/03/06 Finally recieved Green Card

AOS K-2's, daughter & Son

06/05/06 mailed AOS froms to chicago

4/09/07 ...Greencards approved for both children...finally

Removal of conditions for me

09/02/08 USCIS recieves package

09/10/08 NOA1

10/01/08 Biometrics in WV

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It seems to depend state to state. This is what happened in Pennsylvania.

My I-94 expired in June and my AOS was pending.

I went to get my learners permit last Saturday, the guy told me as long as I am married to a US citizen and have his birth certificate, our marriage records, 2 utility bills and my medical sign off from the doctor, I automatically get a 4 year learners permit and can take my actual test whenever I want, not needing any credits.

Best thing to do is check with your state DMV.


10 year Green Card received, Next step is citizenship urgh!

When you meet the one you want to spend the rest of your life with,

you can't wait for the rest of your life to begin

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I can only speak for GA. They would not let me have one because my I-94 was expiring very soon. Of course, it took almost this amount of time to get a SSN. They told me I could only drive on my NS license for 30 days after I got there. They told me to get an International Driving Permit from AAA, and when I called AAA they said there was no such thing to allow someone to drive in the US. Only overseas. They told me I would have to come back when I get my EAD. So, Saturday I'm going to go after it :)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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IDP is just a translation of your Canadian license, but as I am assuming that is in English you do not need it.

You would get it from the AA/RAC/AAA whatever is the Candian equivalent, but like I say a waste of time.

You may not be resident for DMV purposes, that is how it appears in CO, residency varies depending on who you deal with.

From a practical point of view as comes up regularly with Illegals involved in car related fatalities, the Police always say that they can not check when the start date was so can not tell whether you are in or out.

The head of Denver police also amusing quoted the wrong time period, he said 30 days for new residents, it is 90 days.


“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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You can get one with a EAD.

I got mine with my EAD....it did expire a year later, but it was no hastle at all to renew it (with my GC) and I now have a 5 year license.


Removing of Conditions Timeline

05/29/2007 - Sent package to NSC

05/31/2007 - Package received by NSC

06/01/2007 - Date on NOA (1 day after they received our package!)

06/11/2007 - NOA and Biometrics notice received via snail-mail

06/21/2007 - Biometrics taken

04/03/2008 - Transferred to CSC

05/14/2008 - Approved (notified via email)

05/21/2008 - Card received

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I'm in VA, and i managed to get one using the NOA1 from my AOS, i had never held a licence before in my life so guess i was lucky

Its only valid for a year but guess thats good enough till my Green card comes through, and i can renew it, i know every state is different but it may be worth checking out.

Hope this helps

Ally

Cool. I am in VA too and I was wondering about what evidence I needed to bring to the DMV. I got a driver's license at the DMV there, but it expired at the same time my I-94 expired, and I wasn't sure whether they would accept the AOS NOA1 to renew my license.

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