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Hiya

 

ive just come to USA beginning of December on CR1 and getting everything in order.. I’m currently attempting to sort my Pennsylvania licence out. I have to supply my i94, I try to get this and I’m told no records found for traveller,... I contacted CBP who told e it’s not a official record and can be inaccurate,. 

 

What do I do, each state is different, I know some states can just swap GB licence but Pennsylvania requires that you start fresh and apply as a new driver. 

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You are a Permanent Resident, so no I 94.


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I am sure there are tens of thousands of PR's in PA with Drivers Licenses. 


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19 minutes ago, Uk2usa2016 said:

Hiya

 

ive just come to USA beginning of December on CR1 and getting everything in order.. I’m currently attempting to sort my Pennsylvania licence out. I have to supply my i94, I try to get this and I’m told no records found for traveller,... I contacted CBP who told e it’s not a official record and can be inaccurate,. 

 

What do I do, each state is different, I know some states can just swap GB licence but Pennsylvania requires that you start fresh and apply as a new driver. 

When an I94 does not reflect an accurate entry, usually the immigrant must go to the point of entry or inspection site and attempt to have them correct the record.

PA allows an immigrant to drive on a valid foreign license for up to one year or upon the expiration date of that foreign license. https://www.dmv.pa.gov/Pages/FAQ Pages/Miscellaneous-Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspx#Q5

 

If you have come on a spousal visa aren't you classed as an LPR with a green card or stamp? These instructions mention clearly what an LPR should have as documentary proof. https://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/dvspubsforms/bdl/bdl publications/pub 195nc.pdf An I94 isn't mentioned among those.

 

 


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11 minutes ago, yuna628 said:

PA allows an immigrant to drive on a valid foreign license for up to one year or upon the expiration date of that foreign license. https://www.dmv.pa.gov/Pages/FAQ Pages/Miscellaneous-Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspx#Q5

 

I’m interested in this as I’ll be moving to PA

 

Wonder if the 1 year rule is only for non immigrants?

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16 minutes ago, yuna628 said:

When an I94 does not reflect an accurate entry, usually the immigrant must go to the point of entry or inspection site and attempt to have them correct the record.

PA allows an immigrant to drive on a valid foreign license for up to one year or upon the expiration date of that foreign license. https://www.dmv.pa.gov/Pages/FAQ Pages/Miscellaneous-Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspx#Q5

 

If you have come on a spousal visa aren't you classed as an LPR with a green card or stamp? These instructions mention clearly what an LPR should have as documentary proof. https://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/dvspubsforms/bdl/bdl publications/pub 195nc.pdf An I94 isn't mentioned among those.

 

 

 

Awesome. Thanks. 

 

When i went to the drivers centre he couldn’t find CR1 on the list so he looked up spouse visa which is K3 on that list. 

 

If i print that off and mark LPR and show him 

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K3 and LPR are very different, a K3, well very few are issued now would have a I 94. 


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1 hour ago, Uk2usa2016 said:

 

They won’t process my paperwork without it 🙄

Your GC should be all they need..........you have legal status in the US.


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My wife went to the DMV last week (we live in PA). She showed her green card and they took that just fine.


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12 hours ago, Uk2usa2016 said:

 

Awesome. Thanks. 

 

When i went to the drivers centre he couldn’t find CR1 on the list so he looked up spouse visa which is K3 on that list. 

 

If i print that off and mark LPR and show him 

 

Yup. You should be fine this time! And that list makes it pretty clear that it's fine even if you currently only have the endorsed visa in your passport acting as your green card.

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  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
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