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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Sierra Leone
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hello,i hope you all having a great day. I just wanted to know how i can go about switching from international driver license to regular US license while waiting on AOS..any advice will be greatly appreciated.,,,


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Germany
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hello,i hope you all having a great day. I just wanted to know how i can go about switching from international driver license to regular US license while waiting on AOS..any advice will be greatly appreciated.,,,

This depends on the state you are moving to - if you tell us that someone might be able to help...

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved from AOS from Family Based Visas to Moving Here and Your New Life In America forum; topic is not an AOS process topic.

All an international driver's license does is translate the license of your home country, it cannot be converted. You will need to check with the state's licensing department and see what the requirements for obtaining a driver's license are.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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Afaik, in all states you need to do the theory and practical driving test to get a local license.


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Filed: Other Country: Canada
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the info is here...

Exchanging an Out-of-Country License for a Maryland License, Please Bring:

Proof of age/identity, lawful presence, verifiable social security number or proof of ineligibility, Maryland residence, Out-of-Country license(s), and the appropriate fee for each license for which you apply. Please refer to Sources of Proof for required documentation.

You must pass a vision screening, knowledge test, and driving test.

An Out-of-Country license may be valid or expired. The license cannot be suspended.

If licensed for less than 18 months, you will be issued a Maryland Provisional License.

If you have never been licensed in the U.S., you must complete a 3-Hour Drug & Alcohol Education Program.

A valid U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) physical card or federal/MVA waiver (if applying for a Commercial Driver’s License) is needed. Note: Maryland will only transfer a Canadian CDL. No other out-of-country CDLs are accepted.

An Out-of-Country license may be required to be accompanied by an international driver's license or translated into English by an approved MVA translator.

If you are from Out-of-Country, and have never held a license, you must obtain a learner’s permit.

Note: Knowledge and skill tests are NOT required if you are converting a valid license, or a license that expired less than 12 months ago, issued by one of the following countries or U.S. Territories:

Countries: Canada, Yukon Territory, or France.

U.S. Territories: American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands. Also, the Panama Canal Zone, if the applicant was born prior to September 30, 1979.

Countries: Republic of Korea (south), and the Federal Republic of Germany must be valid, NOT EXPIRED or "ALL" tests (Vision, Knowledge & Skills) are required.

http://www.mva.maryland.gov/Driver-Services/Apply/license.htm


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Afaik, in all states you need to do the theory and practical driving test to get a local license.

Just as an FYI for other people reading this: MA will convert at least a German driver's license without any test apart from the eye exam, cost was I believe around 150 USD.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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Just as an FYI for other people reading this: MA will convert at least a German driver's license without any test apart from the eye exam, cost was I believe around 150 USD.

Good to know! Expensive though- here in Arkansas, getting a DL (inc testing etc) is free.


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Just as an FYI for other people reading this: MA will convert at least a German driver's license without any test apart from the eye exam, cost was I believe around 150 USD.

Once upon a time... ( ~10 years ago ) NJ did that for me, too. Probably, it's not the case anymore.

MA is known for outrageously high DMV fees for years......

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