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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Egypt
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Hi VJ,

I've been here in the US for almost 6 months. I entered the country on a K-1 visa and we got married within 90 days of my arrival.

I got my SSN before my I-94 expired, but not the driver license. I do have an international driver license issued in Egypt. We are going to submit the forms for the AOS today.

Can I use my international driver license and NOA to drive here? with the expired I-94???

It's really hard to live in this country without a car

Thanks for your help :)

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Chile
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My cousin used to use his international drivers license in the USA all the time. It has to be in English and if you get stopped the police will ask you for your International Drivers License and your official drivers license from your home country. You must present both or they can and most likely will give you a ticket. But you are only allowed to use the International Drivers License for a few months. When my cousin was stopped they asked how long he was in the country and things like that. If I remember correctly you can only use the International Drives License for 3 months then after that you have to get a USA drivers license.


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09/04/2015: NOA1 Received 09/25/2015: Biometrics Appointment
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06/11/2013: I-485 & I-765 Sent
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08/26/2013: EAD Card Received 09/16/2013: Interview Waived Letter Received
11/20/2013: AOS Approved

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06/21/2012: I-129F Sent 06/27/2012: I-129F NOA1

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03/05/2013: Visa Received 03/15/2013: US Entry

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Denmark
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My cousin used to use his international drivers license in the USA all the time. It has to be in English and if you get stopped the police will ask you for your International Drivers License and your official drivers license from your home country. You must present both or they can and most likely will give you a ticket. But you are only allowed to use the International Drivers License for a few months. When my cousin was stopped they asked how long he was in the country and things like that. If I remember correctly you can only use the International Drives License for 3 months then after that you have to get a USA drivers license.

You "exchange" the international driver's license when you're technically an immigrant/resident. The foreign driver's license can only be used for as long as the i-94 is valid. Well, when exchanging it to a state-issued one. Besides that, California is pretty strict on getting state ID or license. After the date on the i-94, you can't get anything from DMB/BMV since they check your immigration status. At least not until EAD/greencard is in hand.

Mr.J & Mrs.M, just out of curiosity, why did you send the i-130 when adjusting from K1? Your timeline indicates that.

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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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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Denmark
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moomin,

we sent G-325a one for each of us

I-864 sponsor and co-sponsor

I-485

I-765

I-130

Alrighty :) The i-130 is unnecessary in your case though because you married within 90 days, and you haven't been married for 2 years without filing AOS.


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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Each state has their own driving rules. I would suggest you check with your local BMV. Ahmed and I live in Florida and just recently registered our newest car here in FL and while the man suggested Ahmed get a FL ID or license he told my Ahmed he can keep his international license and drive here legally. Though the man did say it is good to have both the FL license and international lic enses this way he can drive here and abroad with no worry of expiration of the international.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Also since you have been here 6 months your international DL will expire soon so it may be a good time to start the process of getting a DL in your home state? Maybe begin to study for the written test. Best wishes to you and your wife!

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