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2 minutes ago, chi6488 said:

I am researching how my fiance once in the state will get an I-94.  I am trying to figure out how she can get a drivers license ASAP when she is here so I do not have to driver her everywhere and an I-94 is needed by FL.

 

 

i-94 will be able to be obtained online. Most DMV offices will require a residence proof in her/his name.


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3 minutes ago, chi6488 said:

I am researching how my fiance once in the state will get an I-94.  I am trying to figure out how she can get a drivers license ASAP when she is here so I do not have to driver her everywhere and an I-94 is needed by FL.

 

 

She will get it at the POE.

 

Wow for FL we at least need SSN in California for drivers license! 


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12 minutes ago, Naes said:

She will get it at the POE.

 

Wow for FL we at least need SSN in California for drivers license! 

FL requires SSN, I-94  and the proof of residency.  I am sure I can show a marriage license to me and my property tax bills they can look up also for the last 17 years.  FL will accept a certification address form presented by me

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The I-94 can be obtained online after POE (sometimes it takes a few days for the immigrant to appear in the database). 

https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home

 

Click 'Get Most Recent I-94'


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12 minutes ago, chi6488 said:

I am researching how my fiance once in the state will get an I-94.  I am trying to figure out how she can get a drivers license ASAP when she is here so I do not have to driver her everywhere and an I-94 is needed by FL.

 

 

I-94 only last 90 days, I think.

After that you'll have to have work authorization card and SSN in order to be able to obtain driver's license.

but you will only get 1 year (license expires when work authorization card expres).

I am talking about Texas. So Florida may have different rule??


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I can only speak for Maryland but my husband was able to get a temporary 10 month license with his NOA for his I-485 AOS form. He didn't need his EAD or GC. They just looked him up in the SAVE system. He had a SS number already and we had bank statements that had been sent to the house prior to his move in date (he lived in the US prior to having to move and just had his mailed forward to my house before he moved out of the country).

 

But I know I am in a Maryland Forum and some people in Maryland even had a hard time doing this and were surprised to hear he had such an easy time with him getting his license before his EAD was approved. If it is allowed in your state you might have to explain to the employees at the DMV how it works because some don't understand the procedures but they should be able to look up your fiancé on the SAVE system for proof of AOS.

 

Prior to this my husband was legally allowed to drive on his Australian license for 60 days (Maryland law is 60 days). We luckily followed all the right procedures because on the 65th day he was hit by a car that ran a stop sign and totaled our car. Lucky for us we followed all the proper procedures for him to be insured and licensed in Maryland.

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I'd recommend her going to CAA and getting an international license if she's worried about driving right after arrival. https://www.caa.ca/travelling/international-driving-permit/

It's transcribed from her provincial one and will be valid for a year anywhere in the world, she just has to carry it and her provincial card on her. 

 

As for the getting the FL license, it looks like the proof of residency needs to have her name and the FL address on it. But looks like there's lots to choose from in the list,  as well as the certification of residence you'd submit. 

https://www.flhsmv.gov/driver-licenses-id-cards/what-to-bring/canadian/ 

 

Luckily FL is a snowbird state, so I'm sure it's pretty easy for Canadians to navigate the system.


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18 minutes ago, LittleLeaf said:

I'd recommend her going to CAA and getting an international license if she's worried about driving right after arrival. https://www.caa.ca/travelling/international-driving-permit/

It's transcribed from her provincial one and will be valid for a year anywhere in the world, she just has to carry it and her provincial card on her. 

 

As for the getting the FL license, it looks like the proof of residency needs to have her name and the FL address on it. But looks like there's lots to choose from in the list,  as well as the certification of residence you'd submit. 

https://www.flhsmv.gov/driver-licenses-id-cards/what-to-bring/canadian/ 

 

Luckily FL is a snowbird state, so I'm sure it's pretty easy for Canadians to navigate the system.

Thanks for the reply.  She does not have a drivers license in in VN so I think I will wait to have her just get a FL license.  I will be doing the "address certification" form for residency.  

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On 11/8/2017 at 5:33 AM, chi6488 said:

I am researching how my fiance once in the state will get an I-94.  I am trying to figure out how she can get a drivers license ASAP when she is here so I do not have to driver her everywhere and an I-94 is needed by FL.

 

 

Check the CBP website for the I-94...usually within days of entering this will already be updated. Once you have i-94 apply for the SSN right away. Get the marriage license as well and make copies. You can use this document as residency requirement because address will be reflected on the license.

 

I don't know about Florida, but expiration of the DL (here in DMV CA) will be based on the validity of the I-94 as well (90 days from POE).

 

He/She will be allowed to apply for DL 60 days before I-94 expires...

With my DL application, I was able to get a permit and get the behind-the-wheel driving test (and passed) but wasn't given the actual DL because I was already past 60 days of my I-94 expiry. They will issue me the DL card when I get my EAD though (proof of legal presence). <_<

 

So timing is very crucial with the DL. The problem I had was obtaining an early appointment for the behind-the-wheel test at the DMV. The earliest date I got was when I was already at the 65th day since my POE.

 

Some states (Colorado in particular) honor the I-797c of the AOS as proof of legal presence. Check your state's DMV requirements to check

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On 11/9/2017 at 2:11 PM, LittleLeaf said:

I'd recommend her going to CAA and getting an international license if she's worried about driving right after arrival. https://www.caa.ca/travelling/international-driving-permit/

It's transcribed from her provincial one and will be valid for a year anywhere in the world, she just has to carry it and her provincial card on her. 

 

As for the getting the FL license, it looks like the proof of residency needs to have her name and the FL address on it. But looks like there's lots to choose from in the list,  as well as the certification of residence you'd submit. 

https://www.flhsmv.gov/driver-licenses-id-cards/what-to-bring/canadian/ 

 

Luckily FL is a snowbird state, so I'm sure it's pretty easy for Canadians to navigate the system.

This does not work. That is only for visitors and she will not be a visitor. 


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On 11/15/2017 at 4:22 PM, Ontarkie said:

This does not work. That is only for visitors and she will not be a visitor. 

I just mention it because it is required for internationals in some states and is helpful in the interim while waiting for eligibility (some states require EAD before being able to apply for licencing, and that could be many months from POE).

https://www.usa.gov/visitors-driving

 

As we discussed it looks like FL is pretty lenient and only requires proof of residential address and not status, so they should be good to get one asap. :) 

 

 

 

 

 


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2 minutes ago, LittleLeaf said:

I just mention it because it is required for internationals in some states and is helpful in the interim while waiting for eligibility (some states require EAD before being able to apply for licencing, and that could be many months from POE).

https://www.usa.gov/visitors-driving

 

As we discussed it looks like FL is pretty lenient and only requires proof of residential address and not status, so they should be good to get one asap. :) 

 

 

 

 

 

It is actually useless. All that is is a translation of your licence. Only good for visitors, you are not a visitor. 

 

If living in a state that requires the EAD or Green card then you cannot drive with your international license. No matter what the insurance company tells ppl. if stopped you will be ticketed. If the search features on here work for old threads you can find many where ppl found that out the hard way. 

 

Florida does require proof of status also, the days of snowbirds getting a FL licence are long gone. 


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