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hi.

I'm expecting EAD to come in a couple of weeks and I'd like to know if I can apply for a Drivers License just with EAD or do I need to get SSN first?

I know SSN takes like 2-4 weeks which is a lot!


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Check the Florida DVM website http://www.flhsmv.gov/html/dlnew.html

I found in that website certain options for those that don't have a SSN. Check the website to see if you have any of the documents they request.

Good luck!


10/08/2014 - AOS/EAD/AP filed

10/16/2014 - NOAs:

11/18/2014 - Bio. Appointment

11/25/2014 - AOS Update (Ready for Interview)

12/30/2014 - EAD Approved (Card in production)

12/30/2014 - AP Approved

01/06/2015 - EAD/AP Card Mailed

01/07/2015 - EAD/AP Card Received

01/14/2015 - AOS Update (Interview scheduled)

02/18/2015 - AOS Interview (Approved!)

02/18/2015 - AOS Updated (Card is being produced)

02/19/2015 - Welcome Notice Mailed

02/24/2015 - Welcome Notice Received

02/24/2015 - Card mailed

02/27/2015 - GREEN CARD RECEIVED!

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12/27/2016 - ROC filed (California Service Center)

12/28/2016 - NOA

01/08/2017 - Bio. Appointment Notice received

01/25/2017 - Bio. Appointment done.

12/12/2017 - I-551 Stamp on passport

06/12/2017 - "Approval Notice" DHS website (notice mailed)

06/12/2018 - Card in production

06/16/2018 - Approval Notice/Notice of Action received in the mail.

06/19/2018 GREEN CARD RECEIVED!

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Thank you.

They requiere three documents.

I have the following:

EAD would work as the Green Card on the list.

Utility Bill as proof of address

In the SSN they requiere either SSN Card, W2, Paycheck or 1099 form. But I won't have any of those right away :(

So receiving the EAD I still have to wait a one more month in order to get SSN and DL.


---------------------------------- AOS ---------------------------------------------------------

February 28, 2015: AOS Packet Sent via FedEX to Chicago Lockbox: I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131.

DAY 19 - March 21, 2015: NOA for Biometrics Appointment scheduled on 04/01/2015

DAY 77 - May 19, 2015: EAD and AP has been approved "We ordered your new card"

DAY 84 - May 26, 2015: We mailed your EAD to the address you gave us/USPS picked up the Card

DAY 85 - May 27, 2015: Interview Scheduled for June 29, 2015.

** May 29: Traveled with my AP back to my country and came back three weeks after with no problems Click here to ready the report **

DAY 117 - June 29, 2015: Had our interview. Approved on the spot.

DAY 124 - July 6, 2015: Welcome noticed received.

DAY 134 - July 16, 2015: Green Card delivered to my home by USPS - END OF AOS -

---------------------------------- ROC ---------------------------------------------------------

DAY 1 - April 7, 2017: Sent I-751 to CSC

 

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hi.

I'm expecting EAD to come in a couple of weeks and I'd like to know if I can apply for a Drivers License just with EAD or do I need to get SSN first?

I know SSN takes like 2-4 weeks which is a lot!

Hi. It seems we are neighbors :) I live in Ft Lauderdale area too. In my case , I went to the DMV with my SSN and GC ( i already had it by then). Also was requested to bring 2 proofs of address in SFL (You can use utility bills under your name, etc).

They asked for my SSN at the DMV office so I would go and get your SSN first, but as you say that your EAD is about to arrive soon. You will have to wait for that first and THEN apply for the SSN. They don't accept an i-94 expired at SSN offices.

I know this because when I went to the SSN office in Oakland Park area, my i-94 had already expired by then so I was requested to bring the EAD and, also marriage certificate and passport. Yes, SSN takes a couple weeks to arrive.

Then when you have your SSN and EAD in hand, you can go to the DMV in Oakland Park and apply for your learner permit/driver license.

NOTE: If you never drove before, you will need to apply for the driver permit first and then for the driver license. This is the DMV you need to go if you live in Oakland Park. Thats the one I went and did my driver permit.

http://local.dmv.org/florida/broward-county/fort-lauderdale/7217-west-oakland-park-blvd./dmv-office-locations.php

This is the website that tells you what documents you need to bring at dmv.

http://www.gathergoget.com/default.aspx

SSN website. There it tells you what documents you need to bring to apply for SSN. You can also complete the form online and take it with you at the office so you save time. Be there very early. Lots of people at that office.

http://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/ss5doc.htm

Feel free to message me inbox if you have any question. Good luck!

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You know, I live in North Bay, California....Last September I tried calling the DVM to ask some questions and it was impossible, the website was clear about the documents that I needed, but still a bit ambiguous about if I could drive with my country's DL during the 90 days (I-94 unexpired) and having the SSN...the DVM was in another town but just a short bus trip away, so I went there personally and got all my answers. Conclusion, I had to wait for the EAD, ...and funny thing, the laws in California changed and starting this january, the DVM started to accept applications from immigrants without documents as long as they can provide a valid passport and proof of residency, and at the same time in January I got my EAD.

Maybe if you call or go to the DMV personally you will know for sure. :)


10/08/2014 - AOS/EAD/AP filed

10/16/2014 - NOAs:

11/18/2014 - Bio. Appointment

11/25/2014 - AOS Update (Ready for Interview)

12/30/2014 - EAD Approved (Card in production)

12/30/2014 - AP Approved

01/06/2015 - EAD/AP Card Mailed

01/07/2015 - EAD/AP Card Received

01/14/2015 - AOS Update (Interview scheduled)

02/18/2015 - AOS Interview (Approved!)

02/18/2015 - AOS Updated (Card is being produced)

02/19/2015 - Welcome Notice Mailed

02/24/2015 - Welcome Notice Received

02/24/2015 - Card mailed

02/27/2015 - GREEN CARD RECEIVED!

**

12/27/2016 - ROC filed (California Service Center)

12/28/2016 - NOA

01/08/2017 - Bio. Appointment Notice received

01/25/2017 - Bio. Appointment done.

12/12/2017 - I-551 Stamp on passport

06/12/2017 - "Approval Notice" DHS website (notice mailed)

06/12/2018 - Card in production

06/16/2018 - Approval Notice/Notice of Action received in the mail.

06/19/2018 GREEN CARD RECEIVED!

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Thank you.

They requiere three documents.

I have the following:

EAD would work as the Green Card on the list.

Utility Bill as proof of address

In the SSN they requiere either SSN Card, W2, Paycheck or 1099 form. But I won't have any of those right away :(

So receiving the EAD I still have to wait a one more month in order to get SSN and DL.

For DMV, bring 2 utility bills (any bills that has your name and address will do) as proof of address. They asked me 2 at that office in oakland park. At the SSN office, you will only need your EAD, passport and marriage certificate.

Edit: When you have your EAD in hand, you go to the SSN office with that and your passport and marriage certificate. Also print and fill out the form online so you dont have to fill it there.

This is the SSN office in Oakland Park.

https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/ic001.do#officeResults

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I went down to social security office in Denver as soon as I got my EAD card. They only asked me for my EAD card and passport. Not sure why the officer didn't ask to see marriage license. I'm still waiting for my card to arrive in mail. Next step is getting my driver license!

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So the conclusion is: I really need to go get SSN prior going to DMV.

I hope people from the SSA office here work fast and deliver that as soon as possible. That's gonna add up at least 2 more weeks of waiting to start a normal life. Then add more time for the Drivers which is the most annoying part not being able to go places here.

One more question: Is it possible for them to give you the SSN number the same day or the next day??? I think I heard of somebody being able to go next day and asked for his number and they gave it to him. The actual card came few days later.

Thank you all.


---------------------------------- AOS ---------------------------------------------------------

February 28, 2015: AOS Packet Sent via FedEX to Chicago Lockbox: I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131.

DAY 19 - March 21, 2015: NOA for Biometrics Appointment scheduled on 04/01/2015

DAY 77 - May 19, 2015: EAD and AP has been approved "We ordered your new card"

DAY 84 - May 26, 2015: We mailed your EAD to the address you gave us/USPS picked up the Card

DAY 85 - May 27, 2015: Interview Scheduled for June 29, 2015.

** May 29: Traveled with my AP back to my country and came back three weeks after with no problems Click here to ready the report **

DAY 117 - June 29, 2015: Had our interview. Approved on the spot.

DAY 124 - July 6, 2015: Welcome noticed received.

DAY 134 - July 16, 2015: Green Card delivered to my home by USPS - END OF AOS -

---------------------------------- ROC ---------------------------------------------------------

DAY 1 - April 7, 2017: Sent I-751 to CSC

 

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Pretty much every state requires you to have an SSN to get a driver's license.

They used to give the numbers out the next day HOWEVER, you will need the physical card when you go to the DMV most likely. It only takes about a week to arrive.


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