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Removal of condition and CA driver licence

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Hi all, my wifes conditional greed card and driver license preatty much expired on same time and DMV wont let her renew untill she gets new green card even that she is been extended for 1 year, we mailed the NOA to them and showed in office, but they want the green card thats valid for 60 days or more, bunch of A-holes. They sent us a renewal notice a month before they both expired. Has anyone alse gone thru this BS?

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When it comes to dealing with govt offices, it's good to remember that not everyone who works there knows every rule. Keep trying til you find someone who is actually familiar with a situation like yours. Ask if they're sure they have it correct. Ask for their supervisor. Ask for THAT person's supervisor.

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I'd go back and tell them that their website clearly says a notice of action is acceptable, speak to a supervisor. Right here under "Birth date verification and legal presence requirements" it says "Notice of Action (I-797 Approved Petition) - must indicate approved extension of stay or change in status that grants temporary or permanent residency, or indicates that an original, duplicate or renewal Resident Alien card is forthcoming." so the NOA should be good enough.

I plan to do that if the DMV gives me any problems when I go renew my license.

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Just try to go to different DMV


AOS based on a marriage with US citizen:

06/06/2012 - last entry in USA on J1 visa;

05/06/2013 - got married;

07/18/2013 - sent the package (I-130, I-485, I-765);

07/23/2013 - USCIS received the package;

07/29/2013 - received notifications for acceptance via e-mails and text messages;

08/02/2013 - received notifications for acceptance via mail;

08/08/2013 - received biometrics letter (appointment for 08/14) via mail, without any e-mail or text message notifications;

08/14/2013 - done with biometrics;

08/22/2013 - I-485 online status updated to "Testing and Interview";

08/28/2013 - I-485 online status says " On August 28, 2013, we mailed you an appointment notice for an interview for October 4, 2013...";

08/30/2013 - received notification for an Interview on October 04 2013, 8:30 am via mail;

09/23/2013 - I-765 online status updated to "Card/Document Production";

09/28/2013 - received EAD card;

10/04/2013 - interview day - approved on spot!

10/17/2013 - received my green card via mail

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I agree with the last post. Go to a different DMV. If they don't know the answer, ask for a supervisor. It happens more frequently than people think.


1/18/2013 - Married

3/5/2013 - Filed AOS, EAD & AP

3/7/2013 - USCIS Chicago rec'd applications

3/12/2013 - USCIS sends NOA1 email

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Just try to go to different DMV

I agree with this. I went to 3 different DMVs in New Jersey before I got my license because nobody reconized my K1 visa.


View my K1 -> ROC Timeline

*Filed I-129F - 21st October 2011* *Applied for SSN - 8th June 2012* *Filed I-751 (arrived) - 26th March 2015

*NOA1 - 28th October 2011* *Filed for AOS, EAD & AP - 26th June 2012* * Check cashed - 30th March 2015
*NOA2 (no RFE) - 26th January 2012* *AOS, EAD, & AP arrive at Chicago Lockbox - 28th June 2012* NOA1 - 26th March 2015 (arrived 3/4/15)

*Packet 3 sent - 27th February 2012* *Email notification of receipt - 3rd July 2012* *No biometrics letter - Service Request submitted 5/4/15
*Medical - February 28th 2012* *Check cashed - 7th July 2012* *Still no biometrics letter - 2nd Service Request submitted - 8/6/15
*Packet 4 received - 17th March 2012* *NOA1 for AOS, EAD & AP - 9th July 2012* *Biometrics in Aurora, CO - 8th July 2015*
*Interview in London - 5th April 2012. APPROVED!!!* *Biometrics in Philadelphia (Drummond Road)- 7th August 2012*
*POE Newark, NJ - 16th May 2012 *Biometrics walk in at Philadelphia (Drummond Rd) - 25th July 2012*
*K1 process took 160 days* *Case Transfered to California Service Centre - 26th July 2012*
*SSN DENIED! - 17th August. 10 weeks after I applied!!*

*EAD/AP Approved - 28th August 2012* 59 days
*Married! - 1st June 2012* *EAD/AP card in hand - 1st September 2012*
*EAD/AP card in hand - 1st September 2012*
* Re-applied for SSN - 14th September 2012*
*Put in service request at 8mo/3days wait - 19th March 2013*

* AOS Approved!!! - 1st May 2013* Exactly 10 months after applying.

*Green card in hand - 6th May 2013


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I would recommend doing the following this time:-

Go next time try to look for different DMV and try to apply for Identification ID + Driver License simultaneously.

When you do that you will get your Driver License 5 years instead of 1 year and then when you get a green card go back again and get it for 5 years.

I did that when I was on EAD and got my CA license for 5 years when I was on EAD not even GC. I know many other people in CA did that as well and all of them got 5 years license on EAD by applying for Identification card first.

ID Card will be valid for 6 years while license will be valid for 5 years after your Birthday.

This workaround worked pretty well in Pleasanton and Walnut Creek , CA.

I believe all driver licenses in CA are issued centrally from Sacramento so that doesnt matter.

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