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Went to the Texas DPS office to get a driver's license for my wife as we got our I-797 receipt for her I-485 submission a week ago.

 

I was under the impression that this was enough to get her license according to the REAL ID act. The "manager" there said that we needed her old (expired) driver's license and EAD card (or I797 receipt for submitted EAD).

 

Is this all correct or do I just have a misinformed DPS employee?

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14 minutes ago, jthunderbird said:

Went to the Texas DPS office to get a driver's license for my wife as we got our I-797 receipt for her I-485 submission a week ago.

 

I was under the impression that this was enough to get her license according to the REAL ID act. The "manager" there said that we needed her old (expired) driver's license and EAD card (or I797 receipt for submitted EAD).

 

Is this all correct or do I just have a misinformed DPS employee?

We had that same issue with TX DPS.  We were told that she need to wait until she received her EAD before they would issue a DL.  We got her GC before the EAD, so that solved the problem.

 

That was our experience, but I believe others were more successful. 

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Misinformed employee...page 3 of the document linked

 

https://www.dps.texas.gov/driverlicense/documents/verifyinglawfulpresence.pdf

 

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53 minutes ago, missileman said:

Misinformed employee...page 3 of the document linked

 

https://www.dps.texas.gov/driverlicense/documents/verifyinglawfulpresence.pdf

 

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This ought to get my wife smoking mad for having to wait.

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6 minutes ago, Talako said:

 

This ought to get my wife smoking mad for having to wait.

I think this is probably new for Texas...maybe all employees aren't aware.....the brochure that I was given when I first moved to Texas (and is still available online) doesn't list the I-797 as proof of lawful presence........  It is here: https://www.dps.texas.gov/internetforms/Forms/DL-57.pdf

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Update:

 

I printed out the REAL ID form from the Texas DPS and took the morning off to go with my wife to ensure this happened. This time, the guy worked with us a bit but apparently her Alien number is not yet in their system so he had to submit it for "Stage 2" processing.

 

I guess we are supposed to receive a letter within a week or so.

 

Hopefully soon, thanks everyone,

JT

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1 minute ago, jthunderbird said:

Update:

 

I printed out the REAL ID form from the Texas DPS and took the morning off to go with my wife to ensure this happened. This time, the guy worked with us a bit but apparently her Alien number is not yet in their system so he had to submit it for "Stage 2" processing.

 

I guess we are supposed to receive a letter within a week or so.

 

Hopefully soon, thanks everyone,

JT

That's a step in the right direction.....hopefully, it will be soon.


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Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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