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Living in a place in the UK where there was really good public transport, I never ended up getting my drivers license. 

 

Now that hat I have moved to the US, obviously there is much more of a need to drive. 

 

We are currently in the adjustment of status phase (AOS), and my question is, when am I legally able to get on the road and learn to drive? Do we have to wait for the AOS to be confirmed or am I able to learn whenever? 

 

Any info would be great! 

Thanks 

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Check with the motor vehicle department.  Generally after you get an EAD and Social Security Number.


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1 minute ago, p-ana said:

It will depend on the state you live.

you need a permit first, then you can go for a road test to get the license.

 

some states require proof of legal status, requiring at least ead.

I guess I should’ve mentioned the state. 

Colorado. 

 

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31 minutes ago, LCSTOTT said:

Living in a place in the UK where there was really good public transport, I never ended up getting my drivers license. 

 

Now that hat I have moved to the US, obviously there is much more of a need to drive. 

 

We are currently in the adjustment of status phase (AOS), and my question is, when am I legally able to get on the road and learn to drive? Do we have to wait for the AOS to be confirmed or am I able to learn whenever? 

 

Any info would be great! 

Thanks 

 

In AZ my wife needed to have either her EAD or green card to get her learner's permit.  


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May have changed since last time I looked but assuming you can not get a regular one until EAD look at the one for illegals.


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Yup, check your state’s laws. Some are pretty good and let you drive with just the NOA1 for AOS. Most require an EAD at least.


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Looking at the website they will let you have one as long as your I-94 is valid and then it will expire and you can’t get another until you have your EAD. That’s common in many states. So, I hope you have Uber in your neighborhood...


 

 

 

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No Uber where I am, seem to recollect the issue was how long you had to wait as a new resident without a job to qualify.


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4 hours ago, Boiler said:

May have changed since last time I looked but assuming you can not get a regular one until EAD look at the one for illegals.

That is a question that has been on my mind a lot. Why can you get a license as an illegal?  Do you happen to know?  Anyone?  

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15 minutes ago, Diane and Chris said:

That is a question that has been on my mind a lot. Why can you get a license as an illegal?  Do you happen to know?  Anyone?  

In some states, like California, illegals can get a special driver's license because it is an immigrant-friendly state government.  I can't even count how many Uber drivers I have talked to in the last year who are illegal immigrants (most came on tourist visas and overstayed).  The driver's license for illegals in California has restrictions (can't be used to board a flight for example, not REAL ID compliant) but they can get get it if they have proof of California residency, not US citizenship.  This has been in effect in CA since 2015.

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in va all paul needed was his noa1 for his aos


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