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Do I need to update driver license in California after becoming US citizen?

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Hi,

 

I just became a US citizen. Do I need to update my driver license or anything with DMV in California? My driver license does not expire until 2021. 

 

I already got my US passport and I’m planning on going to social security office soon. 

 

Thanks!

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On 4/5/2019 at 8:06 AM, Life_love said:

It isn't compulsory however, it is recommended you do. US citizen's DL doesn't have limited term on them which ours do...that's about the only difference I can think of right off the bat.

Can you please elaborate more on the term "limited term". Would it mean it does not expire after certain number of years ? Also is this true and applicable to all states or specific states ?


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On 4/4/2019 at 9:40 PM, qfbariza said:

Hi,

 

I just became a US citizen. Do I need to update my driver license or anything with DMV in California? My driver license does not expire until 2021. 

 

I already got my US passport and I’m planning on going to social security office soon. 

 

Thanks!

You don't need to do anything until it's time to renew 


YMMV

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20 minutes ago, nikha said:

Can you please elaborate more on the term "limited term".

In most cases the license will expire when the green card expires.


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31 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

In most cases the license will expire when the green card expires.

I guess is different for different states. I’m California the driver license does not expire when green card expires which it is good :)

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26 minutes ago, qfbariza said:

I guess is different for different states. I’m California the driver license does not expire when green card expires which it is good :)

Same for me. However there is a set time period of 5 years after which I do have to renew my drivers license. I am not sure if it changes once you are a citizen though


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