Originally Posted by lofty79
Exactly. It all seems a bit wishy-washy to me, but when I did my test I used my wifes car and her insurance - I was not named on the policy. The State Trooper who I did my test with didn't think anything wrong with this. I guess as long as the car's covered then that's all they care about.
It's all pretty straight forward ... it's people (both the DMV and the public) that want to complicate things.
I hesitate to answer because last time (I tried to give some pretty straightforward information about renting a house) some guy flipped his wig and chaos ensued. However ...
To the OP:
Stop calling the DMV, they can (and will) tell you anything just to get you off the phone. I'm sorry to have to tell you that but it's best that you find out now. Go to the website for information. It will not be very helpful but at least it won't lie to you.
Due to the lack of uniformity in state and local offices, there is no way to answer whether you'll get to take both tests on the same day. Some DMV offices do them the same day and some don't. If you call to ask if yours specifically does or doesn't - there is a good chance you will be lied to just to get you off the phone.
1. You don't have to be named on the insurance policy.
2. Take with you whatever documentation you have to prove your legal status in the US - you may or may not need it.
3. Don't volunteer anything. It will just confuse things. Wait until you are asked and then produce documentation accordingly.
4. Get there early and take your written test. If you pass, ask if you can take the driving test.
This is how it has to be. Resistance is futile.