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Filed: F-1 Visa Country: Swaziland
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Posted Today, 10:44 AM

Hi VJ Members, I have a question.

My Drivers license expires the same day as my conditional Green Card . I already applied to remove conditions on my GC, and I currently have the letter of Extension from USCIS (since September) while I wait for my Green card . Question is; when I go to renew my drivers license, will the MVA give me A 10yrs DL or they will only give me a 1yr DL?

2 days ago, I applied to refinance my auto loan, and the bank pre-approved me - but they are concern about the above question. I told them, that I am positive that I will get my unconditional green card, because I have no criminal or marital issues at all. And we have a kid. I don't know if thats enough to let them approve me.

Thanks for the urgent response on this matter.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Australia
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When I renewed my DL the expiry date was changed to match my birth date, with expiry after my GC expires. Total validity of the DL about 4 years.

For loans the lenders are generally very ill informed on how permanent residency works. I had no problem once I explained things to them.

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What I've been READING here (not from experience) is that in many states they only issue a 1 year DL if you still don't have your 10-year GC by the time you are applying to renew your DL. At least, that is what I've read that most have experienced.

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Posted Today, 10:44 AM
Hi VJ Members, I have a question.

My Drivers license expires the same day as my conditional Green Card . I already applied to remove conditions on my GC, and I currently have the letter of Extension from USCIS (since September) while I wait for my Green card . Question is; when I go to renew my drivers license, will the MVA give me A 10yrs DL or they will only give me a 1yr DL?

2 days ago, I applied to refinance my auto loan, and the bank pre-approved me - but they are concern about the above question. I told them, that I am positive that I will get my unconditional green card, because I have no criminal or marital issues at all. And we have a kid. I don't know if thats enough to let them approve me.

Thanks for the urgent response on this matter.

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Responded to this same question in the September 2014 Filers thread...please only post your question once and into one thread...Thanks!

Posted Today, 10:44 AM
Hi VJ Members, I have a question.

My Drivers license expires the same day as my conditional Green Card . I already applied to remove conditions on my GC, and I currently have the letter of Extension from USCIS (since September) while I wait for my Green card . Question is; when I go to renew my drivers license, will the MVA give me A 10yrs DL or they will only give me a 1yr DL?

2 days ago, I applied to refinance my auto loan, and the bank pre-approved me - but they are concern about the above question. I told them, that I am positive that I will get my unconditional green card, because I have no criminal or marital issues at all. And we have a kid. I don't know if thats enough to let them approve me.

Thanks for the urgent response on this matter.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
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September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
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My wife just renewed her drivers license and they only allowed for one year. We live in Virginia. We also just signed a car loan, with me as a co-applicant, but they didn't bring up her residency at all.

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This depends on the state. Also, I've read past posts about DMV horror stories where the employees didn't believe the extension letter held any value and they wouldn't honor it, so to say.

When exactly does your conditional green card expire? In Washington, DC, you can't renew your ID/LP/DL unless it is expiring within sixty days. Any time between sixty and zero days, you can renew it, but for foreigners they make the expiration date match your remaining period of authorized stay. In your situation, at the Washington, DC DMV, you would be given a renewed driver license valid until the expiration date of your extension letter. And that is assuming the staff understood that the USCIS extension letter was a valid document.

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In Georgia my DL was only renewed until the expiry date on my extension letter.


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Filed: F-1 Visa Country: Swaziland
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DL RENEWAL DENIED...

Hi Everyone,

Today, i went to the MVA to renew my driver license since it expires next week along with my conditional Green Card. I already filed to remove conditions almost 3 months ago and i got the letter of extension from the USCIS. So i went to the MVA, and after waiting for hours for my number to be called, i finally when to the booth, the lady asked for my current DL and Green Card, she looked at it and said, but this expires the same day as your Green Card, i replied "yes" and said "But i have a Letter of Extention from the Immigration" i a handed that to her. She looked on the computer for few minutes, stood up and went to the other booth spoke to her supervisor i believe and then took copies of my DL, Green Card and the Letter and she came back and said that she tried putting the Renewal of my DL but it got Rejected, She added, your letter most not have updated in our system yet. She said a lady from the Immigration Department will give me a call next week. Took my cell number and wrote it on a copy of my DL. I told the lady, is the lady definitely calling me next week and before my DL expires? She said yes.

I am happily married with my spouse with a 2years old child. And i have no criminal records, so i know there is no problem with my removal of Conditions. But what do i know!

I am very worried rightnow, I have never heard of something like this ever, and my DL expires next week, i can't drive to work with my DL expired.

Has anyone have any idea? I desperately need some advice.

Thanks Guys!!!

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I still have my EU DL and am just driving on that for the time being.

It a murky grey area that is consequence of the 3 month window of application for ROC being shorter than the standard processing time. Someone isn't joining all the dots.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: South Korea
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Same with me.. In Georgia, only one year and it cost $20 bucks...

In Georgia my DL was only renewed until the expiry date on my extension letter.


K1 Visa

4/13/2011 I-129F Petition Sent
4/14/2011 I-129F received at Lewisville, TX
4/18/2011 Electronic NOA1 received
4/19/2011 Check Posted
4/21/2011 NOA1 Hard Copy received- Notice Date: APR 15,2011
8/4/2011 NOA2 Text Notification
8/22/2011 Packet 3 Received
8/25/2011 Packet 4 Received
9/8/2011 Interview
9/16/2011 Visa Received
9/24/2011 POE



AOS

10/25/2011 AOE/I-765/I-131 sent
11/4/2011 NOA1 Hard Copy received- Notice Date: 10/31/2011
11/30/2011 Bio Appointment
12/27/2011 I-765/I-131 approved
1/6/2012 EAD/Advanced parole card received
9/30/2012 Service Request opened with USCIS - no response
10/26/2012 Infopass opened at Atlanta Office
10/23/2012 I-765 EAD renewal sent
10/23/2012 Requested US Senator for Assistance with case
11/1/2012 Received via mail being adjudicated
11/15/2012 AOS approved
11/21/2012 Green card received
11/27/2012 Sent letter cancellation of I-765 EAD renewal and biometrics



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10/23/2014 Bio Appointment

4/13/2015 Approved

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I am pretty sure, when you establish resident like in many of states, you are required to get driver license in that state.

I still have my EU DL and am just driving on that for the time being.

It a murky grey area that is consequence of the 3 month window of application for ROC being shorter than the standard processing time. Someone isn't joining all the dots.


K1 Visa

4/13/2011 I-129F Petition Sent
4/14/2011 I-129F received at Lewisville, TX
4/18/2011 Electronic NOA1 received
4/19/2011 Check Posted
4/21/2011 NOA1 Hard Copy received- Notice Date: APR 15,2011
8/4/2011 NOA2 Text Notification
8/22/2011 Packet 3 Received
8/25/2011 Packet 4 Received
9/8/2011 Interview
9/16/2011 Visa Received
9/24/2011 POE



AOS

10/25/2011 AOE/I-765/I-131 sent
11/4/2011 NOA1 Hard Copy received- Notice Date: 10/31/2011
11/30/2011 Bio Appointment
12/27/2011 I-765/I-131 approved
1/6/2012 EAD/Advanced parole card received
9/30/2012 Service Request opened with USCIS - no response
10/26/2012 Infopass opened at Atlanta Office
10/23/2012 I-765 EAD renewal sent
10/23/2012 Requested US Senator for Assistance with case
11/1/2012 Received via mail being adjudicated
11/15/2012 AOS approved
11/21/2012 Green card received
11/27/2012 Sent letter cancellation of I-765 EAD renewal and biometrics



ROC

9/18/2014 ROC/I-751 sent
9/22/2014 NOA1 Receipt
10/23/2014 Bio Appointment

4/13/2015 Approved

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Filed: F-1 Visa Country: Swaziland
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But I still don't get the MVA couldn't validate my extension letter though, and the lady said someone will give me a call. Am I in some kind of problem, I don't know what I will do without a driver license. Please advice.

New readers please refer to the previous posting.

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See if MVA will accept an I-551 stamp in the passport from USCIS. Driver licensing authorities are notorious for rejecting extension letters but do accept stamps.

If MVA will accept such a stamp, then make an INFOPASS appointment at your nearest USCIS field office to have the stamp placed in your passport.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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When my wife renewed her DL in June, the Texas DMV renewed her license for 5 years, the normal limit on a Texas license. I did find out though that because they are connected to DHS, some process decides whether the license is for one year or 5 years. How much truth there is to this, I don't know, but I am also sure that this probably varies from state to state. Good luck.

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