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Hello all, i have a learners permit, that is valid until 12-20-16 but they added a stamp that reads TEMP VISITOR EXP 05-18-12 (still don't understand why because i was married and had ssn and all needed when i applied for this permit)

I also applied for AOS, and had my interview already.

I went today to have my road test for the driver license and they refused to give me the test because my permit is not valid as im not allowed to stay in the country. :wacko:

I have SSN as well as employment authorization, marriage certificate and a notice of action stating my permanent residence is approved.

They said nothing of this is prove enough and my stay in the country should be over, so i cant have a drivers license.

Im really upset with this, because since I married my husband Im legally authorized to stay in the country therefore I should be authorized to drive.

I was trying to look for anything on dmv site to let them prove they are wrong, and all i find is aliens are able to have a new york driver license showing "proves of identity" and they are exactly what i have, EAD SSN and marriage certificate. Nothing about removing temp visitor. I called them back and they said I just have to understand that without a green card they are not going to do anything.

Is there anyway i can prove this ladies wrong or i just have to wait until my green card comes and then get another permit and only then apply for my road test again (which in my area is no less than another month wait, plus the month or more to get the green card and new permit).

Thx everyone and any hint will be more than welcome!!!!

Edited by LeilaLyn

Visa K1

Vermont Service Center

Consulate :Argentina

I-129F Sent : 2011-08-12

I-129F NOA1 : 2011-08-16

Interview Date : 2012-02-02

Visa Received : 2012-02-15

Estimates/Stats :

My I-129f was approved in 120 days from your NOA1 date.

My interview took 170 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS:

CIS Office : Syracuse NY

Date Filed : 2012-03-20 (Lock-box Chicago)

USCIS received : 2012-03-22

NOA1 email: 2012-04-02

Check Cashed: 2012-04-03

NOA in hand: 2012-04-09

Biometrics: 2012-04-20

EAD & AP Approved 2012-05-16

AOS interview 2012-07-30 APPROVED

GC Prod. order 2012-08-10

Green card touched 2012-08-15!!!!

ROC:

Vermont Service Center

Date sent : 2014-05-09

Vmnt received : 2014-05-12

Check Cashed: 2014-05-15

Children NOA received: 2014-05-16

My NOA received 2014-05-29

Biometric Current

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Those are the new state guidelines… those ladies are not wrong as per the current state law.

The temp date on your learner’s permit would be the same as that on your I-94.

As per state you are in between status right now… you are waiting for your I-551 or 2 year GC. Once you have your GC, they will be able to issue you a DL.

Having SSN does not prove anything…. SSN does not prove that person is legally in the country.

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but there is many people that have their permit visitor status extended for 1 year after they apply of AOS, other states does and there is people for ny that did it too, so im trying to find out how


Visa K1

Vermont Service Center

Consulate :Argentina

I-129F Sent : 2011-08-12

I-129F NOA1 : 2011-08-16

Interview Date : 2012-02-02

Visa Received : 2012-02-15

Estimates/Stats :

My I-129f was approved in 120 days from your NOA1 date.

My interview took 170 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS:

CIS Office : Syracuse NY

Date Filed : 2012-03-20 (Lock-box Chicago)

USCIS received : 2012-03-22

NOA1 email: 2012-04-02

Check Cashed: 2012-04-03

NOA in hand: 2012-04-09

Biometrics: 2012-04-20

EAD & AP Approved 2012-05-16

AOS interview 2012-07-30 APPROVED

GC Prod. order 2012-08-10

Green card touched 2012-08-15!!!!

ROC:

Vermont Service Center

Date sent : 2014-05-09

Vmnt received : 2014-05-12

Check Cashed: 2014-05-15

Children NOA received: 2014-05-16

My NOA received 2014-05-29

Biometric Current

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The extension letter you get from the USCIS lets you stay in the country legally until your AOS is complete.

The DL is a state law lot of the states are getting much stricter on the DL as feds are not doing enough to curb the illegal immigration.

Unfortunately ppl like you and me who go thru the legal process are getting impacted by such new laws.

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I see that you just got your green card production email .

Go again and show them the email. I went the day I received my green card in production email and showed the DMV guy the email and IT WORKED for me! Hope it works for you too!

I'm in PA and they have really strict laws about who can get DL. Sounds very similar to your case/your DMV. Pending AOS does not give legal status ... which is why some states won't issue DL unless you've got proof of legal status (valid visa, green card)

Please let us know if you try it and if it works !?

Edited by ibee

March 2012 - Married <3

AOS Concurrent I-130, I-485, EAD
Day 0.....4/03/12 - Package mailed to Chicago via USPS Priority Mail
4/06/12 - Delivered!
Day 7.....4/10/12 - Email Acceptance Confirmation for all 3!
Day 13...4/16/12 - NOAs for I-130, I-485, EAD received in mail.
Day 16...4/19/12 - NOA for Biometrics appointment Received. Scheduled for 4/27/12.
Day 20...4/23/12 - Biometrics appointment completed, early walk-in at different location!
Day 66...6/07/12 - EAD Production!!! Lucky, 2 days before this we submitted a change of address from ND to PA
Day 70...6/11/12 - 2nd EAD Production 6/12/12 - EAD mailed! Interview scheduled for July 13th!

Day 73...6/14/12 - EAD in hand!
Day 82...6/23/12 - We mailed letter to old Office to confirm change of address and cancel our July 13th interview. Received NOA for an Interview scheduled in Philadelphia Office on July 24th!
Day 92...7/03/12 - July 24th interview was cancelled (file did not get in on time). Got NOA for interview on August 9th!
Day129..8/09/12 - INTERVIEW! Received card production email 8hrs later!
8/10/12 - Email NOAs, approved I-130 and I-485!
Day138..8/18/12 - GC DELIVERED!!! Emails received: 2nd card production email on 8/15, card mailed on 8/15, card picked up by USPS on 8/15.

12/13/12 - Filed for divorce 8/2/13 Entered Divorce Decree

ROC

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The extension letter you get from the USCIS lets you stay in the country legally until your AOS is complete.

The DL is a state law lot of the states are getting much stricter on the DL as feds are not doing enough to curb the illegal immigration.

Unfortunately ppl like you and me who go thru the legal process are getting impacted by such new laws.

Seriously ? I don't see how this has anything to do with illegal immigration.

Edited by ibee

March 2012 - Married <3

AOS Concurrent I-130, I-485, EAD
Day 0.....4/03/12 - Package mailed to Chicago via USPS Priority Mail
4/06/12 - Delivered!
Day 7.....4/10/12 - Email Acceptance Confirmation for all 3!
Day 13...4/16/12 - NOAs for I-130, I-485, EAD received in mail.
Day 16...4/19/12 - NOA for Biometrics appointment Received. Scheduled for 4/27/12.
Day 20...4/23/12 - Biometrics appointment completed, early walk-in at different location!
Day 66...6/07/12 - EAD Production!!! Lucky, 2 days before this we submitted a change of address from ND to PA
Day 70...6/11/12 - 2nd EAD Production 6/12/12 - EAD mailed! Interview scheduled for July 13th!

Day 73...6/14/12 - EAD in hand!
Day 82...6/23/12 - We mailed letter to old Office to confirm change of address and cancel our July 13th interview. Received NOA for an Interview scheduled in Philadelphia Office on July 24th!
Day 92...7/03/12 - July 24th interview was cancelled (file did not get in on time). Got NOA for interview on August 9th!
Day129..8/09/12 - INTERVIEW! Received card production email 8hrs later!
8/10/12 - Email NOAs, approved I-130 and I-485!
Day138..8/18/12 - GC DELIVERED!!! Emails received: 2nd card production email on 8/15, card mailed on 8/15, card picked up by USPS on 8/15.

12/13/12 - Filed for divorce 8/2/13 Entered Divorce Decree

ROC

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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I made couple phone calls, they hook me up with Albany, they said my EAD is enough prove that i can stay legally in the country therefore my local DMV should extend my permit....

I called the ladies, fought them for a half hour, talk with a supervisor and they told me to take my whole papers even my I-797, and get back there, i did, they printed all my papers, they faxed them to Albany and they said now I have to wait until Albany contact USCIS to check on my paperwork and only then ill be able to schedule a new road test......

Something funny, my green card should be here like in a month.... i came home after all that, so disappointed ... open my mail... MY GREEN CARD WAS THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I dont know if been happy for it or just kick my mail box lol

Thx everyone for ur help tho!!!


Visa K1

Vermont Service Center

Consulate :Argentina

I-129F Sent : 2011-08-12

I-129F NOA1 : 2011-08-16

Interview Date : 2012-02-02

Visa Received : 2012-02-15

Estimates/Stats :

My I-129f was approved in 120 days from your NOA1 date.

My interview took 170 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS:

CIS Office : Syracuse NY

Date Filed : 2012-03-20 (Lock-box Chicago)

USCIS received : 2012-03-22

NOA1 email: 2012-04-02

Check Cashed: 2012-04-03

NOA in hand: 2012-04-09

Biometrics: 2012-04-20

EAD & AP Approved 2012-05-16

AOS interview 2012-07-30 APPROVED

GC Prod. order 2012-08-10

Green card touched 2012-08-15!!!!

ROC:

Vermont Service Center

Date sent : 2014-05-09

Vmnt received : 2014-05-12

Check Cashed: 2014-05-15

Children NOA received: 2014-05-16

My NOA received 2014-05-29

Biometric Current

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Yay congrats ! BE happy, don't take it out on the mailbox innocent.gif


March 2012 - Married <3

AOS Concurrent I-130, I-485, EAD
Day 0.....4/03/12 - Package mailed to Chicago via USPS Priority Mail
4/06/12 - Delivered!
Day 7.....4/10/12 - Email Acceptance Confirmation for all 3!
Day 13...4/16/12 - NOAs for I-130, I-485, EAD received in mail.
Day 16...4/19/12 - NOA for Biometrics appointment Received. Scheduled for 4/27/12.
Day 20...4/23/12 - Biometrics appointment completed, early walk-in at different location!
Day 66...6/07/12 - EAD Production!!! Lucky, 2 days before this we submitted a change of address from ND to PA
Day 70...6/11/12 - 2nd EAD Production 6/12/12 - EAD mailed! Interview scheduled for July 13th!

Day 73...6/14/12 - EAD in hand!
Day 82...6/23/12 - We mailed letter to old Office to confirm change of address and cancel our July 13th interview. Received NOA for an Interview scheduled in Philadelphia Office on July 24th!
Day 92...7/03/12 - July 24th interview was cancelled (file did not get in on time). Got NOA for interview on August 9th!
Day129..8/09/12 - INTERVIEW! Received card production email 8hrs later!
8/10/12 - Email NOAs, approved I-130 and I-485!
Day138..8/18/12 - GC DELIVERED!!! Emails received: 2nd card production email on 8/15, card mailed on 8/15, card picked up by USPS on 8/15.

12/13/12 - Filed for divorce 8/2/13 Entered Divorce Decree

ROC

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I see that you just got your green card production email .

Go again and show them the email. I went the day I received my green card in production email and showed the DMV guy the email and IT WORKED for me! Hope it works for you too!

I'm in PA and they have really strict laws about who can get DL. Sounds very similar to your case/your DMV. Pending AOS does not give legal status ... which is why some states won't issue DL unless you've got proof of legal status (valid visa, green card)

Please let us know if you try it and if it works !?

In Tx I dont think just the letter works, one needs to provide the actual GC as they make the copy of the GC.

When one is on the I551 or conditional GC they put "limited term" on the top.

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Seriously ? I don't see how this has anything to do with illegal immigration.

Earlier the DL did not had anything to do with your immigration status... they were not asking any document to show how you came to country.

As it was always understood the DL is a state matter and immigration was Fed matter.

Last few years lost of southern states have been complaining that Feds are not doing enough to curb the illegal immigration and hence the state laws were passed on how to and whom to issue a DL.

To curb the illegal immigration they have started to ask one to prove they are in country legally and once they prove that the lic is only issued upto the expiry date of i-94.

Which was not the case earlier everyone used to get blindly for 6 years, everytime you renew the DL.

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I know exactly what you are referring to... it is called the Real ID act...

The thing is, though, that some states (Pennsylvania for example) have ALWAYS had strict DL laws. Even before 9/11, one had to have ssn AND prove legal status to get DL in PA.

I was referring to this statement:

" The DL is a state law lot of the states are getting much stricter on the DL as feds are not doing enough to curb the illegal immigration. "

Everyone has to follow federal law. Some states decide they want their laws more strict. It has nothing to do with curbing illegal immigration. The state can't do much about that. Some states just choose not to give out DL/ID unless people can prove legal status. It is STILL very possible to get a DL from other states (Maryland) without proof of status. See the problem there? The state that requires proof of legal status is not really curbing illegal immigration... it's just sending those who don't have it to a different state.

And this:

"Unfortunately ppl like you and me who go thru the legal process are getting impacted by such new laws."

Like I said, some of those laws are not new at all.. I think it's a cheap shot to try to blame it on the illegal immigrants, that's all.


March 2012 - Married <3

AOS Concurrent I-130, I-485, EAD
Day 0.....4/03/12 - Package mailed to Chicago via USPS Priority Mail
4/06/12 - Delivered!
Day 7.....4/10/12 - Email Acceptance Confirmation for all 3!
Day 13...4/16/12 - NOAs for I-130, I-485, EAD received in mail.
Day 16...4/19/12 - NOA for Biometrics appointment Received. Scheduled for 4/27/12.
Day 20...4/23/12 - Biometrics appointment completed, early walk-in at different location!
Day 66...6/07/12 - EAD Production!!! Lucky, 2 days before this we submitted a change of address from ND to PA
Day 70...6/11/12 - 2nd EAD Production 6/12/12 - EAD mailed! Interview scheduled for July 13th!

Day 73...6/14/12 - EAD in hand!
Day 82...6/23/12 - We mailed letter to old Office to confirm change of address and cancel our July 13th interview. Received NOA for an Interview scheduled in Philadelphia Office on July 24th!
Day 92...7/03/12 - July 24th interview was cancelled (file did not get in on time). Got NOA for interview on August 9th!
Day129..8/09/12 - INTERVIEW! Received card production email 8hrs later!
8/10/12 - Email NOAs, approved I-130 and I-485!
Day138..8/18/12 - GC DELIVERED!!! Emails received: 2nd card production email on 8/15, card mailed on 8/15, card picked up by USPS on 8/15.

12/13/12 - Filed for divorce 8/2/13 Entered Divorce Decree

ROC

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I was going to start a new thread about this earlier, but found this thread in the search. Realizing the OP received her GC and can now take that into the DMV, here is what happened to us at the DMV in Texas yesterday.

Miew is on a K1 visa which expires on 26 AUG 2012. Her I-94 staes the same date. we were married in June and filed the I-485 in July.

When we got her licence yesterday they insisted on making the expiration date as the date her visa expired (which is in 11 days!), even though we were married and already started the AOS procedures. We received the first I-797, but that specifically states it does not = benefits.

They told her the license would only be good until 26 AUG but that we might as well go through with it because they will scan all the documents in when we do get the new document granting her the residency requirements and it's easier to get a new DL when it has been expired instead of starting from scratch.

With that being said, what document am I waiting for? The Greencard that comes after the I-485 has been received/approved and there are no RFEs?


From K1 submission to US Citizenship- 2 years, 1 month and 2 days!

K-1 Process
• 6 MAR 2012 - I-129F packet sent via FedEx overnight •

• 7 MAR 2012 - Packet received Dallas, Texas
• 12 MAR 2012 - NOA1 (Notice by Email: routed to the CSC)
• 15 MAR 2012 - NOA1 (received Official Receipt Notice (Form I-797))
• 12 JUN 2012 - NOA2 (Notice by text message and Email)
• 23 MAR 2012 - NVC received/forwarded approved I-129F
• 25 April 2012 - Interview and Visa Approved!
• 27 APR 2012 - Collected Visa at Embassy
• 29 MAY 2012 - Arrival in US after two weeks holiday together!
*It took 46 days from NOA1 to Visa pick-up and we received our NOA2 two weeks AFTER her arrival in States!

AOS Process
• 13 JUL 2012 - I-485 packet received at USCIS
• 23 JUL 2012 - NOA I-797C received for I-485 and I-765 (we didn't do an AP)
• 10 AUG 2012 - RFE for Proof of Employment and Fed. Poverty Level/Support Requirement!(Active Duty Military but deployed last year with little taxable income to report)
• RFE Discussion--> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/382590-any-other-military-members-have-this-happen/
• 16 AUG 2012 - USCIS received my RFE document response & Biometrics completed on same day
• 21 SEP 2012 - EAD Received after a total of 6 USCIS Status updates
• 8 MAR 2013 - USCIS received our AP I-131 Travel Doc that we didn't apply for initially (bad decision)
• 26 MAR 2013 - Email Notice that AP was approved
• 03 APR 2013 - Card in hand! (9+ months from application to receipt of card)

Removal of Conditions

• Skipped with Military expedite

Citizenship N400

• 20 JAN 2014 - Packet mailed

• 02 FEB 2014 - walk-in Bio appointment

• 24 MAR 2014 - Interview

• 08 APR 2014 - Oath Ceremony

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Wow, it really does seem like some DMVs are stricter than others. I applied for a State ID back in January here in Michigan with my current green card (exp. in April) and extension letter and they didn't give me a hard time. They processed my application and did a check with the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program then my State ID came in the mail with expiration date of 2015 (I thought they were only going to issue it with expiration date according to my extension letter)!!!


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2016/11/18 I-797C Notice Date; USCIS Acceptance Confirmation Email, case routed to Nebraska Service Center  |  2016/11/21I-797C Postmark

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I was going to start a new thread about this earlier, but found this thread in the search. Realizing the OP received her GC and can now take that into the DMV, here is what happened to us at the DMV in Texas yesterday.

Miew is on a K1 visa which expires on 26 AUG 2012. Her I-94 staes the same date. we were married in June and filed the I-485 in July.

When we got her licence yesterday they insisted on making the expiration date as the date her visa expired (which is in 11 days!), even though we were married and already started the AOS procedures. We received the first I-797, but that specifically states it does not = benefits.

They told her the license would only be good until 26 AUG but that we might as well go through with it because they will scan all the documents in when we do get the new document granting her the residency requirements and it's easier to get a new DL when it has been expired instead of starting from scratch.

With that being said, what document am I waiting for? The Greencard that comes after the I-485 has been received/approved and there are no RFEs?

Miew SHOULD be able to renew license when the EAD arrives! See this http://immigrationvo...in-houston.html

I would suggest that AS SOON AS Miew receives the EAD, go straight to Social Security Administration and apply for SSN. They will tell you that the SSN will arrive in the mail within two weeks, BUT if you go back to the SS Administation the NEXT day, they will give you the SSN #! And you can take that to the DMV along with the EAD.

They will only issue license until the EAD expires.

And you will have to go back with the green card a year later to renew to regular license

Edited by ibee

March 2012 - Married <3

AOS Concurrent I-130, I-485, EAD
Day 0.....4/03/12 - Package mailed to Chicago via USPS Priority Mail
4/06/12 - Delivered!
Day 7.....4/10/12 - Email Acceptance Confirmation for all 3!
Day 13...4/16/12 - NOAs for I-130, I-485, EAD received in mail.
Day 16...4/19/12 - NOA for Biometrics appointment Received. Scheduled for 4/27/12.
Day 20...4/23/12 - Biometrics appointment completed, early walk-in at different location!
Day 66...6/07/12 - EAD Production!!! Lucky, 2 days before this we submitted a change of address from ND to PA
Day 70...6/11/12 - 2nd EAD Production 6/12/12 - EAD mailed! Interview scheduled for July 13th!

Day 73...6/14/12 - EAD in hand!
Day 82...6/23/12 - We mailed letter to old Office to confirm change of address and cancel our July 13th interview. Received NOA for an Interview scheduled in Philadelphia Office on July 24th!
Day 92...7/03/12 - July 24th interview was cancelled (file did not get in on time). Got NOA for interview on August 9th!
Day129..8/09/12 - INTERVIEW! Received card production email 8hrs later!
8/10/12 - Email NOAs, approved I-130 and I-485!
Day138..8/18/12 - GC DELIVERED!!! Emails received: 2nd card production email on 8/15, card mailed on 8/15, card picked up by USPS on 8/15.

12/13/12 - Filed for divorce 8/2/13 Entered Divorce Decree

ROC

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When I say 'you" I mean Miew and you.. as in you guys.. :)


March 2012 - Married <3

AOS Concurrent I-130, I-485, EAD
Day 0.....4/03/12 - Package mailed to Chicago via USPS Priority Mail
4/06/12 - Delivered!
Day 7.....4/10/12 - Email Acceptance Confirmation for all 3!
Day 13...4/16/12 - NOAs for I-130, I-485, EAD received in mail.
Day 16...4/19/12 - NOA for Biometrics appointment Received. Scheduled for 4/27/12.
Day 20...4/23/12 - Biometrics appointment completed, early walk-in at different location!
Day 66...6/07/12 - EAD Production!!! Lucky, 2 days before this we submitted a change of address from ND to PA
Day 70...6/11/12 - 2nd EAD Production 6/12/12 - EAD mailed! Interview scheduled for July 13th!

Day 73...6/14/12 - EAD in hand!
Day 82...6/23/12 - We mailed letter to old Office to confirm change of address and cancel our July 13th interview. Received NOA for an Interview scheduled in Philadelphia Office on July 24th!
Day 92...7/03/12 - July 24th interview was cancelled (file did not get in on time). Got NOA for interview on August 9th!
Day129..8/09/12 - INTERVIEW! Received card production email 8hrs later!
8/10/12 - Email NOAs, approved I-130 and I-485!
Day138..8/18/12 - GC DELIVERED!!! Emails received: 2nd card production email on 8/15, card mailed on 8/15, card picked up by USPS on 8/15.

12/13/12 - Filed for divorce 8/2/13 Entered Divorce Decree

ROC

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