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Surrender French Drivers license to get Oregon DL?

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Hello, 

 

My wife is applying to get an Oregon Driver's License. Everything is smooth sailing document wise, but the one weird part is on the site it mentions 

  • You must turn in any driver license or permit from another state or country if you have one.

 

Does this mean she would lose her French license? She has her green card and is not a citizen yet. I feel like the French Drivers license is the property of France and there should be reimbursement (French DL is pricey) at the very least. It really doesn't seem legal.

 

Does anyone have experience with this? 

 

Thank you

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Yes that is completely normal. Some ppl will argue and try to keep the license others just comply. Some states don't require you hand it over some do. Also they don't have to give her a license if she doesn't hand it over. 

 

I had to give them mine in order to get a Arkansas license. I didn't argue with them but I did try to keep it. So it depends just how much do you want to push it. 


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My wife hopefully will be doing her permit in a few weeks. This is a rule that makes no sense, at all. If you have a foreign drivers license, by most states, they tend not to accept it anyways, unless you are on a tourist visa.  Giving up a EU DL is insanity. I know when i lived there, in Germany you pay so much for it, to give it away :S  It will be for them....she is a new driver. Not loosing another document to be cut up in half and discarded. 


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On 10/1/2018 at 2:01 AM, Rice Iller said:

Thank you for your reply. I suppose I just don't understand it. 

Not only is it normal from country to country but sometimes it is also a policy when moving from state to state in the US.


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