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My fiance is coming in Virginia in one week (yay!! finally!) and we're wondering about the process of getting his driver's license. DMV for VA says that you need identification (foreign passport with the I-94 is acceptable) and then proof of Virginia residency. How is he supposed to get that proof? All of the options (utilities for example) require US or state specific identification or a SSN which he won't have for a long time. Any ideas? How long will he have to wait? I was hoping that he'd be able to get it as soon as possible so that he wouldn't be so dependent on me once he gets here.

He's coming from Ecuador. Does anyone know anything about international driver's licenses/permits?

Thanks!


Met: Halloween 2009

First Date: 11-11-09

Long Distance Started: 12-18-10

K-1 Visa: Ecuador

I-129 Sent: 7-5-11

NOA 1: 7-9-11

NOA 2: 11-14-11

Interview: 2-23-12 (Approved!)

Visa Received: 3-2-12

Arrive in US: 4-1-12

Married!: 6-17-12

AOS: Washington, DC

Filed: 6-27-12

NOA: 7-19-12

Interview: 9-20-12

Approved: 9-28-12

Waiting for Green Card!

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The SSN he can apply for 2 weeks after entry.


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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

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The SSN he can apply for 2 weeks after entry.

Oooh, ok. Thanks. But the SSN doesn't give him a proof of Virginia residency. And we'll be living at my parents' house so it's not like he can change the utilities to his name.


Met: Halloween 2009

First Date: 11-11-09

Long Distance Started: 12-18-10

K-1 Visa: Ecuador

I-129 Sent: 7-5-11

NOA 1: 7-9-11

NOA 2: 11-14-11

Interview: 2-23-12 (Approved!)

Visa Received: 3-2-12

Arrive in US: 4-1-12

Married!: 6-17-12

AOS: Washington, DC

Filed: 6-27-12

NOA: 7-19-12

Interview: 9-20-12

Approved: 9-28-12

Waiting for Green Card!

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Oooh, ok. Thanks. But the SSN doesn't give him a proof of Virginia residency. And we'll be living at my parents' house so it's not like he can change the utilities to his name.

No it doesn't but it helps him get put on a shared bank account / shared credit card / health care / drivers license / car insurance etc.


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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

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Yeah, get the ssn, don't throw out the envelope away or the paper that the card is attached to. I'm in a different state however I took mine to the DMV to get a state-ID. My husband signed for me, vouching for me which was easy with that envelope and address on it. We weren't married then.

I think Illinois allows the same thing but I don't know about Virginia. It's worth looking into IMO.

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K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

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No it doesn't but it helps him get put on a shared bank account / shared credit card / health care / drivers license / car insurance etc.

Perfect! A bank account is one of the things that constitutes a Virginia residency.

Thanks everyone!


Met: Halloween 2009

First Date: 11-11-09

Long Distance Started: 12-18-10

K-1 Visa: Ecuador

I-129 Sent: 7-5-11

NOA 1: 7-9-11

NOA 2: 11-14-11

Interview: 2-23-12 (Approved!)

Visa Received: 3-2-12

Arrive in US: 4-1-12

Married!: 6-17-12

AOS: Washington, DC

Filed: 6-27-12

NOA: 7-19-12

Interview: 9-20-12

Approved: 9-28-12

Waiting for Green Card!

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