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Hey all,

1. Will GA accept my Alberta drivers license in exchange for a GA one?

2. How long is my current drivers license from Alberta valid in GA? Reason being is I've been gifted a vehicle for when I arrive.

Thanks!


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No, and 30 days upon establishing residency. Coincidently, I was looking into similar issues in another state (Washington) to resolve an issue at work (insurance business). Border states such as Washington allow Canadians from contiguous provinces (in this case BC) to exchange licenses. Seems Georgia does not allow this process.

Check out the following URL for more information, including how to document residency, and, immigration status.

http://www.dds.ga.gov/drivers/dldata.aspx?con=1741471757&ty=dl

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GA are strict on their DL.... You can drive the 30 days as stated above and then you need a GA DL


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02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

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03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

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Thanks for all your input! I'll be looking into a GA Drivers License Test as soon as possible. Hopefully they'll let me keep my AB one as a souvenir.

It says in the link that you won't be able to keep it since you are from Canada.

and non-citizen customers who hold driver’s licenses or identification cards issued by any other U.S. state or the District of Columbia must surrender those cards to be eligible for a driver’s license or identification card in Georgia.

Also can't see you are allowed too but I guess worth a shot. (it's the proof of permanent residence your can't do until EAD)

Transfer Unexpired Out-of-Country Driver's License
Basic Requirements
  1. Applicant must be at least 18 years old.
  2. Pass Knowledge Exam.
  3. Pass Road Skills Test.
  4. Pass Vision Exam.
  5. Out-of-country driver's license/permit/ID card is returned to Non-US citizens with the following exceptions: commercial driver's licenses and permits.
  6. US Citizens must surrender any unexpired driver's license/permit/ID card issued by a foreign jurisdiction or US territory.
Documents Required
  1. Documentation showing your identity, residential address, full social security number, and U.S. citizenship or proof of lawful status in the United States. Click here for more information.
  2. Current out-of-country or international driver's license or ID Card.
  3. If the applicant previously was issued a driver's license/permit/ID card in another state, and that card has been lost or stolen, the applicant must provide a certified copy of his or her driving record or motor vehicle report from the state that issued the card. The MVR must be dated within the last 30 days. The DDS does not accept uncertified copies printed from websites, but a fax may be sent to the DDS directly from the other state agency.
  4. All documents must be in English.

FEES and TERMS - Select for Details.

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K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                         AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

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Just an update:

- Last week I did the learners test, passed 100%, gained instructional permit valid until the last day of my I-94 (Jan 11 2017)

- Two days ago I took the drivers test, passed with 87 points (75 or more is a pass), gained temp drivers license valid for 30 days

- Told that the permanent license will come in the mail next week, valid again until Jan 11 2017

- Tried to give them my Alberta license (filled in on the forms that I had one, complete with number and everything). They didn't want it, despite the site saying they would take it away.

Well, I guess it's sitting in a sock drawer now being a souvenir since I'd assume it's unlawful to be holding two drivers licenses in my wallet.

Anyways, quick question now that I have my full license in Georgia (both tests were way easier than Alberta's tests by the way), and my fiance and I are getting married next Monday, my license is only valid for 2 months because they only made it valid until the end of the I-94 expiration date. If I don't get EAD/AP approval by the time that date comes, how can I renew the license to extend the validity period so I can keep driving?

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Just an update:

- Last week I did the learners test, passed 100%, gained instructional permit valid until the last day of my I-94 (Jan 11 2017)

- Two days ago I took the drivers test, passed with 87 points (75 or more is a pass), gained temp drivers license valid for 30 days

- Told that the permanent license will come in the mail next week, valid again until Jan 11 2017

- Tried to give them my Alberta license (filled in on the forms that I had one, complete with number and everything). They didn't want it, despite the site saying they would take it away.

Well, I guess it's sitting in a sock drawer now being a souvenir since I'd assume it's unlawful to be holding two drivers licenses in my wallet.

Anyways, quick question now that I have my full license in Georgia (both tests were way easier than Alberta's tests by the way), and my fiance and I are getting married next Monday, my license is only valid for 2 months because they only made it valid until the end of the I-94 expiration date. If I don't get EAD/AP approval by the time that date comes, how can I renew the license to extend the validity period so I can keep driving?

Congrats!

They aren't allowed to take another countries documents. Although it sure doesn't stop many in doing so. I had to turn mine in or not get the Arkansas one. It was easier to hand it over rather then fight it.

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