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Driving on K1 while waiting for AOS in Florida

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Hi, im trying to find out if i can drive my fiances car on my UK drivers license whilst i wait for AOS ?

 

The Florida DMV states

"You must get a Florida license within 30 days of becoming a resident. You are considered a resident of Florida if you:

1-3 are irrelevant to me
4.  Accept employment, or
5.  Reside in Florida for more than six consecutive months."

 

So until i trigger 4 or 5 im allowed to drive on UK license ?

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2 minutes ago, skjourney said:

Hi, im trying to find out if i can drive my fiances car on my UK drivers license whilst i wait for AOS ?

 

The Florida DMV states

"You must get a Florida license within 30 days of becoming a resident. You are considered a resident of Florida if you:

1-3 are irrelevant to me
4.  Accept employment, or
5.  Reside in Florida for more than six consecutive months."

 

So until i trigger 4 or 5 im allowed to drive on UK license ?

 

 

I would call the Florida DMV and ask them. Some states allow other countries' driver license. Some states allow other countries' driver license + international driver license. Best way is to verify with them.

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8 minutes ago, skjourney said:

So until i trigger 4 or 5 im allowed to drive on UK license ?

That's what I would do. Florida is one of the few states I've seen that actually tries to define when one is considered a resident.

 

note: there is no international driver's license. There is an international driver's permit which simply translates your license in to English for law enforcement. I don't think they will have any trouble with your license which is already in English. 

Edited by Wuozopo

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Same here in CA, only that you're only allowed to drive with your foreign license for 10 days, not 30.

 

Needless to say, many foreigners drive with their foreign licenses for much longer than that, and you would have to stumble upon a real j*rk of a cop for that to be a problem at all. You can't even get an appointment with DMV within 10 days to take the test anyway. Besides, the cop doesn't know if you're just a tourist or not, tourists can drive for a longer time, usually their whole stay. 

 

So I would honestly say "go for it", just bring your passport too when you drive. The biggest (and likely only) problem you might encounter would be with the insurance company. 


K-1: 12-22-2015 - 09-07-2016 (260 days)

AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017 (108 days)

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017 (132 days)

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017 (217 days)

 

ROC: 04-19-2019 earliest filing date

 

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