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Hello All, 

Wondering if any one can help me with this topic.  I am looking to apply for a Florida Driver's License.  I am from the UK and already have had my UK driver license for 4 years.   I applied on a K1 Visa and we have now completed our AOS - EAD - AP Process and just had my Biometrics appointment a week ago so at the ending now well for that part anyway.  

My questions are -

Can I get a Florida Driver's License now?

Will I have to take the whole test again?

What will I need to bring with me to DMV Office?  

How long will my FL Driver's License be vaid for now that I have my green card on the way?

(I have looked at website in regards to this but I just want to confirm with people that have been through this stage)

Thank you :)


K-1 Process:

April 18, 2016 - Filed I-129F

NVC Received, Case Number Assigned ( We Called NVC )
July 25, 2016 - CEAC Update: In Transit
Aug 6, 2016 - Requested Police Certificate

Aug 8, 2016 - Case Ready
Aug 9, 2016 - Received Police Certificate
Aug 22, 2016 - Received Letter From London Embassy
Aug 25, 2016 - Medical Exam
Sept 16, 2016 - Visa ISSUED - Updated CEAC Status
Sept 21, 2016 - Visa Received
Sept 12, 2016 - Interview - APPROVED!
Sept 25, 2016 - US Entry
Oct 19, 2016 - Wedding Ceremony

Nov 1st, 2016 - Applied for SS Number (With Married Name)

Nov 2, 2016 - Started I-485 - I-131 - I-765 Packages
Nov 7, 2016 - Received SSN Card

 
AOS / EAD / AP Timeline:-
Nov 9, 2016 - AOS / EAD / AP package mailed to Chicago, IL
Nov 30, 2016 - NOA Received Text / Email Notification
Dec 23, 2016 -  Biometrics Appointment 
Feb 2, 2017 -  RFE Requested More Evidence
Feb 9, 2017 -  Fax Over Requested Evidence
Feb 14, 2017 - Wedding Ceremony For Family & Friends.
March 22, 2017 -  AOS, EAD & AP DENIED!
March 27, 2017 - Received Denial Letter
March 30, 2017 - Hired Attorney - Action to File Motion
April 11, 2017 - Action to File Motion
 

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Why confirm?  The stated requirements are the required information set forth to receive a  DL. Since 911 all DMV state offices have very stiff requirements.  Meet them and you're rewarded with your license. License will be valid as long as GC is valid.


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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11 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

Why confirm?  The stated requirements are the required information set forth to receive a  DL. Since 911 all DMV state offices have very stiff requirements.  Meet them and you're rewarded with your license. License will be valid as long as GC is valid.

K

Edited by Laura&Seth

K-1 Process:

April 18, 2016 - Filed I-129F

NVC Received, Case Number Assigned ( We Called NVC )
July 25, 2016 - CEAC Update: In Transit
Aug 6, 2016 - Requested Police Certificate

Aug 8, 2016 - Case Ready
Aug 9, 2016 - Received Police Certificate
Aug 22, 2016 - Received Letter From London Embassy
Aug 25, 2016 - Medical Exam
Sept 16, 2016 - Visa ISSUED - Updated CEAC Status
Sept 21, 2016 - Visa Received
Sept 12, 2016 - Interview - APPROVED!
Sept 25, 2016 - US Entry
Oct 19, 2016 - Wedding Ceremony

Nov 1st, 2016 - Applied for SS Number (With Married Name)

Nov 2, 2016 - Started I-485 - I-131 - I-765 Packages
Nov 7, 2016 - Received SSN Card

 
AOS / EAD / AP Timeline:-
Nov 9, 2016 - AOS / EAD / AP package mailed to Chicago, IL
Nov 30, 2016 - NOA Received Text / Email Notification
Dec 23, 2016 -  Biometrics Appointment 
Feb 2, 2017 -  RFE Requested More Evidence
Feb 9, 2017 -  Fax Over Requested Evidence
Feb 14, 2017 - Wedding Ceremony For Family & Friends.
March 22, 2017 -  AOS, EAD & AP DENIED!
March 27, 2017 - Received Denial Letter
March 30, 2017 - Hired Attorney - Action to File Motion
April 11, 2017 - Action to File Motion
 

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~~Moved to Moving Here and Your New Life, from K1 P&P- As the Visa Process is over and Drivers license is discussed here often.~~


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Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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Some posts were removed because of bickering.  Please assume the best intentions of others.

VJ Moderation


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Laura, 

to my understanding, as soon as you enter the states, you are able to apply for a social security. The card will arrive within a week and it will stamped that it is necessary to show with working papers for work. However, as soon as you receive the social security, you don't need to wait for the green card to obtain a drivers lisence.


K-1 VISA

09/30/2016 - K-1 FIANCE SEND PACKAGE TO CALIFORNIA PROCESSING OFFICE

10/04/2016 - USCIS RECEIVED PACKAGED

10/06/2016 - NOA 1  

11/09/2016 - NOA 2

12/05/2016 - NVC RECEIVED

12/06/2016 - NVC GENERATED CASE#

12/08/2016 - CONSULATE IN JAMAICA RECEIVED AND READY FOR INTERVIEW

12/23/2016 - MEDICAL EXAM

01/06/2016 - INTERVIEW DATE

01/25/2017 - VISA PICKED UP 

01/30/2017 - ENTERED USA 

 

01/31/2017 - MARRIED 

01/31/2017 - FILED FOR NEW SSN

 

02/06/2017 - RECEIVED SSN IN THE MAIL
02/10/2017 - PASSED THE DRIVERS EXAM AND DRIVERS ROAD TEST *HE HAS HIS DL!!*

 

AOS/EAD/AP

02/14/2017 - AOS MAILED THROUGH UPS

02/16/2017 - AOS SIGNED BY RECEIVER - RECEIVED - 

02/21/2017 - AOS CHECK CASHED

02/22/2017 - 3 TEXT AND 3 EMAIL RECEIVED WITH RECEIPT NUMBER

02/28/2017 - RECEIVED NOA 1 With NO DATES OR DOB

03/10/2017 - RECEIVED BIOMETRICS APPT

03/14/2017 - INFOPASS APPOINTMENT TO REVISE NOA1

03/14/2017 - BIOMETRICS DONE

04/13/2017 - REQUEST TO EXPEDITE EAD

04/14/2017 - REQUEST FOR CONGRESSMAN TO INTERVENE

04/21/2017 - EAD STATUS CHANGED TO "NEW CARD IS BEING PRODUCED" - AP STATUS DID NOT CHANGE "CASE                      RECEIVED"

04/26/2017 - EAD STATUS CHANGED TO "MAILED" - AP STATUS DID NOT CHANGE "CASE RECEIVED"

04/28/2017 - RECEIVED EAD/AP COMBO CARD IN THE MAIL

10/16/2017 - AOS INTERVIEW

10/16/2017 - RFE for Medical at INTERVIEW

10/23/2017 - SUBMITTED RFE DOCUMENTS

11/17/2017 - CASE CHANGED TO "APPROVED"

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Please tell me if otherwise, my fiancée is coming end of January and I was going to have him apply for social the next day he enters so he can take the drivers test exam. I would love a better insightz


K-1 VISA

09/30/2016 - K-1 FIANCE SEND PACKAGE TO CALIFORNIA PROCESSING OFFICE

10/04/2016 - USCIS RECEIVED PACKAGED

10/06/2016 - NOA 1  

11/09/2016 - NOA 2

12/05/2016 - NVC RECEIVED

12/06/2016 - NVC GENERATED CASE#

12/08/2016 - CONSULATE IN JAMAICA RECEIVED AND READY FOR INTERVIEW

12/23/2016 - MEDICAL EXAM

01/06/2016 - INTERVIEW DATE

01/25/2017 - VISA PICKED UP 

01/30/2017 - ENTERED USA 

 

01/31/2017 - MARRIED 

01/31/2017 - FILED FOR NEW SSN

 

02/06/2017 - RECEIVED SSN IN THE MAIL
02/10/2017 - PASSED THE DRIVERS EXAM AND DRIVERS ROAD TEST *HE HAS HIS DL!!*

 

AOS/EAD/AP

02/14/2017 - AOS MAILED THROUGH UPS

02/16/2017 - AOS SIGNED BY RECEIVER - RECEIVED - 

02/21/2017 - AOS CHECK CASHED

02/22/2017 - 3 TEXT AND 3 EMAIL RECEIVED WITH RECEIPT NUMBER

02/28/2017 - RECEIVED NOA 1 With NO DATES OR DOB

03/10/2017 - RECEIVED BIOMETRICS APPT

03/14/2017 - INFOPASS APPOINTMENT TO REVISE NOA1

03/14/2017 - BIOMETRICS DONE

04/13/2017 - REQUEST TO EXPEDITE EAD

04/14/2017 - REQUEST FOR CONGRESSMAN TO INTERVENE

04/21/2017 - EAD STATUS CHANGED TO "NEW CARD IS BEING PRODUCED" - AP STATUS DID NOT CHANGE "CASE                      RECEIVED"

04/26/2017 - EAD STATUS CHANGED TO "MAILED" - AP STATUS DID NOT CHANGE "CASE RECEIVED"

04/28/2017 - RECEIVED EAD/AP COMBO CARD IN THE MAIL

10/16/2017 - AOS INTERVIEW

10/16/2017 - RFE for Medical at INTERVIEW

10/23/2017 - SUBMITTED RFE DOCUMENTS

11/17/2017 - CASE CHANGED TO "APPROVED"

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Shortly after you have arrived in the US (wait a couple of days to allow the SAVE data base to be updated from immigration), then take your BC, passport and I94 to SS. Fill out the SS-5 for application for SSN in your maiden name and present it along with your other documents. You should then receive your SSN in your maiden name in about 2 weeks if not sooner. Once you have that you can begin to apply and open a checking account or be added to your fiancé's account.  You are not authorized to work till you receive your EAD (approx. 2 months after you apply).
 
After you get married then you do your AOS paperwork. When you get your EAD then return back to SS, with your marriage certificate showing your new name. Now you are able to begin looking and accepting work using your new SSC (same number as old, but authorized to work).

 


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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2 hours ago, MyMistaLovaLova said:

Laura, 

to my understanding, as soon as you enter the states, you are able to apply for a social security. The card will arrive within a week and it will stamped that it is necessary to show with working papers for work. However, as soon as you receive the social security, you don't need to wait for the green card to obtain a drivers lisence.

the licence will expire with thei94 expiry date

Edited by Transborderwife

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Hi Laura,

Speaking from experience after arriving in the US only in August of this year, you can go with your passport, social security card, proof of address and your UK driver's license. Please have your UK license with you as this allows you to forego the mandatory four-hour Drug and Alcohol Traffic Awareness (DATA) course.

They process your info, allow you to take the Road Rules and Road Signs test and vision screening, once you pass that test then you are allowed to go on the course for your driving test. All of this costs $48. so I recommend you take change with you as they do not always have change or you can pay with a credit/debit card.

My license showed expiry in 8 years and on my birthday in 2024.

I hope this answered your question and good luck!

Edited by Amadia

IR-1/CR-1

GOT MARRIED: 3-APR-2015 :wub:

HUSBAND FILED I-130: 29-MAY-2015

VISAS IN HAND; GREEN CARD FEES PAID: 21-JUN-2016

PORT OF ENTRY - FT. LAUDERDALE INTL AIRPORT: 06-AUG-2016
GREEN CARDS RECEIVED: 23-SEP-2016
 
I-751 FILER   event.png

 

FILED REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS: 25-JUN-2018

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On 12/31/2016 at 8:02 PM, Amadia said:

Hi Laura,

Speaking from experience after arriving in the US only in August of this year, you can go with your passport, social security card, proof of address and your UK driver's license. Please have your UK license with you as this allows you to forego the mandatory four-hour Drug and Alcohol Traffic Awareness (DATA) course.

They process your info, allow you to take the Road Rules and Road Signs test and vision screening, once you pass that test then you are allowed to go on the course for your driving test. All of this costs $48. so I recommend you take change with you as they do not always have change or you can pay with a credit/debit card.

My license showed expiry in 8 years and on my birthday in 2024.

I hope this answered your question and good luck!

Thank you :D


K-1 Process:

April 18, 2016 - Filed I-129F

NVC Received, Case Number Assigned ( We Called NVC )
July 25, 2016 - CEAC Update: In Transit
Aug 6, 2016 - Requested Police Certificate

Aug 8, 2016 - Case Ready
Aug 9, 2016 - Received Police Certificate
Aug 22, 2016 - Received Letter From London Embassy
Aug 25, 2016 - Medical Exam
Sept 16, 2016 - Visa ISSUED - Updated CEAC Status
Sept 21, 2016 - Visa Received
Sept 12, 2016 - Interview - APPROVED!
Sept 25, 2016 - US Entry
Oct 19, 2016 - Wedding Ceremony

Nov 1st, 2016 - Applied for SS Number (With Married Name)

Nov 2, 2016 - Started I-485 - I-131 - I-765 Packages
Nov 7, 2016 - Received SSN Card

 
AOS / EAD / AP Timeline:-
Nov 9, 2016 - AOS / EAD / AP package mailed to Chicago, IL
Nov 30, 2016 - NOA Received Text / Email Notification
Dec 23, 2016 -  Biometrics Appointment 
Feb 2, 2017 -  RFE Requested More Evidence
Feb 9, 2017 -  Fax Over Requested Evidence
Feb 14, 2017 - Wedding Ceremony For Family & Friends.
March 22, 2017 -  AOS, EAD & AP DENIED!
March 27, 2017 - Received Denial Letter
March 30, 2017 - Hired Attorney - Action to File Motion
April 11, 2017 - Action to File Motion
 

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