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My girl has a driver's license and drives in VN, so technically she's allowed to use it to drive here in the US before becoming a permanent resident right?

Since we can't get her a DMV learner's permit until she gets the EAD and obtains a SSN number, what are your thoughts about using her VN license until she gets her Cali license?

How the heck do "non-documented" immigrants get California driver's licenses???

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My girl has a driver's license and drives in VN, so technically she's allowed to use it to drive here in the US before becoming a permanent resident right?

Since we can't get her a DMV learner's permit until she gets the EAD and obtains a SSN number, what are your thoughts about using her VN license until she gets her Cali license?

How the heck do "non-documented" immigrants get California driver's licenses???

Depends on the state, usually a foreign DL is ok for 30 days. There might be an exchange treaty..again depends on state and country.

You can get SSN before EAD, in fact you can get it about 2 weeks after arrival. However, DL might only be given for the duration of I-94 and later on for the duration of EAD (1 year). Check your DMV site for those details.

No need for a learner's necessarily, it might be possible to take test and upon passing, get DL, same expirations as above though

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BMV in OH told me that my husband could drive for 6 mos with his Honduran license. I call them regularly with questions :)

-then when we went in they said actually since he is here to stay he needs to get his license asap (but they weren't too particular about him driving)

Apparently in OH everyone has to take the written but you don't have to take the driving part if your license is from like Japan, France, or Germany (that's what the lady said, not sure about that)

Anywho, my husband's been driving a little for the past two months while awaiting SSN. As soon as we got SSN, he took written and now has a permit (standard procedure apparently, easy way for them to get an extra $23), and scheduled driving exam.

Not sure about CA, but in OH you must have a SSN for a license.

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My girl has a driver's license and drives in VN, so technically she's allowed to use it to drive here in the US before becoming a permanent resident right?

Since we can't get her a DMV learner's permit until she gets the EAD and obtains a SSN number, what are your thoughts about using her VN license until she gets her Cali license?

How the heck do "non-documented" immigrants get California driver's licenses???

You have to wait for her to receive her SSN, then apply for writing test, and Cali Driver license.

I don't think VNESE driver license allow her to drives in California.


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check with your state, honestly though do you want her to just go driving right away? Not saying she would do anything wrong, but driving int he US is NOTHING like in Vietnam, in the US they are at a much faster speed and actually have to look both ways and not run red lights because no one seems to be coming. Before I would ever let my wife drive in the US I would at least practice with her first, and then check with the DMV to see if it is valid, last thing you would want is her to get caught driving illegally if you know what I mean.


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check with your state, honestly though do you want her to just go driving right away? Not saying she would do anything wrong, but driving int he US is NOTHING like in Vietnam, in the US they are at a much faster speed and actually have to look both ways and not run red lights because no one seems to be coming. Before I would ever let my wife drive in the US I would at least practice with her first, and then check with the DMV to see if it is valid, last thing you would want is her to get caught driving illegally if you know what I mean.

Of course I know this. Even driving in Hawaii is nothing like driving on the mainland lol.

I'm really just checking to see if she could get driving lessons with an instructor without having to wait to get the SSN on order to do the DMV written test. That would save some time and boredom for her.

Gotta consider insurance implications too.

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