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Hi! I had my Green card interview, have to send in additional proof, will send in soon but my EAD card and driver's license expired..Looks like my employer is smart and knows the USCIS rules that I can continue to work still those 180 days...What about my driver's license? I might get the green card maybe, hopefully by the end of October if they approve the new proof (the local city office), but if they take it longer....Do I have a chance to get a new driver's license with the papers that I am waiting on AOS approval or they will want only green card as a proof? Is it ok to keep driving for a little with expired driver's license or if police stop me I would be in big trouble or there is a grace period and penalties wouldn't be bad also for AOS pending immigrants? I think my spouse can take me around also and I can use Uber, maybe I should not risk driving around...? 

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Driving rules vary from state to state so you would need to check with the DMV where you are located. 

 

I certainly would not recommend driving with an expired license!


 

 

 

 

 

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On 9/30/2018 at 11:05 AM, Wuozopo said:

Did you file for EAD extension? Applying before expiration gives you the automatic 180 day extension to continue working.  

I applied before expiration and once they received documents they invited me to come for green card interview, I went and they want new medical and additional proof about us living together but my EAD card and driver's license now expired... 😕 So I wonder if I can still work and drive for 180 days and just show papers that my AOS is pending if police pull me over or should I use Uber better to not get in trouble. My employer allows me to continue to work but I need to drive to work....I hope I will get green card soon after send in additional proof. 

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On 9/29/2018 at 11:18 PM, sweets1234 said:

Hi! I had my Green card interview, have to send in additional proof, will send in soon but my EAD card and driver's license expired..Looks like my employer is smart and knows the USCIS rules that I can continue to work still those 180 days...What about my driver's license? I might get the green card maybe, hopefully by the end of October if they approve the new proof (the local city office), but if they take it longer....Do I have a chance to get a new driver's license with the papers that I am waiting on AOS approval or they will want only green card as a proof? Is it ok to keep driving for a little with expired driver's license or if police stop me I would be in big trouble or there is a grace period and penalties wouldn't be bad also for AOS pending immigrants? I think my spouse can take me around also and I can use Uber, maybe I should not risk driving around...? 

In Maryland my husband was able to get a temp drivers license at the Annapolis office with only his NOA1 for his for his AOS and no EAD. He got a 8 month temp license. There is another thread from a man in Annapolis that did this as well but had to talk to multiple supervisors about how Maryland DMV rules work for immigration and AOS. My husband went through the Annapolis DMV as well. 

 

 

 

Hopefully this might be helpful in some way. Your situation is a little difficult but it might be worth investigating or trying if your GC wait is too long. 

 

I wouldn't push the expired license because I believe you won't be covered by car insurance with an expired license. My husband had the same thoughts during AOS but to our disbelief he was hit by a driver that ran a stop sign two weeks later (and he luckily just received his Maryland license) so everything was covered but our car was totaled. 

Edited by AshMarty

01/31/17.... K1 Visa Approved

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06/05/17....Arrived in the USA (LAX)

06/24/17....Married on Cape Cod <3

 

07/10/17....Sent AOS package (I-485, I-131, I-765)

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07/21/17.... Received mailed hardcopies of NOA1s

07/29/17.... Biometrics Notice received in mail 

08/01/17.... Biometrics Appointment AOS - complete (walked in)

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