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Old Oct 15th 2014, 12:42 am
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Can someone advise on procedure to get a driving licence in Austin Tx. I'm holding a full UK driving licence for 20 years. Please help

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Old Oct 15th 2014, 12:53 am
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Try here http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Driving_licence
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The largest DPS is in Pflugerville.
Address: 216 Wells Branch Pkwy, Pflugerville, TX 78660
Phone512) 486-2800

You'll need to pass both a written and driving test. You can get the study guide online.

Just FYI, you'll need to have a car with insurance that you can take the driving test in. Not all rental companies will let you do that, so double check if that's an issue.

You will also have to provide your social security card....
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The largest DPS is in Pflugerville.
Is that desirable in Texas? In California, normally I recommend that people go to a quiet suburban DMV.
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Is that desirable in Texas? In California, normally I recommend that people go to a quiet suburban DMV.
Pflugerville is a quiet suburb, and it's the largest facility, which means shortest wait times and greatest ease in getting a same day appointment for driving tests.

Good advice, though.
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Old Oct 16th 2014, 5:22 pm
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I've been trying last few days to get on texasdps website...it seems down all the time...anyone having same issue?

Also can someone just clarify that in order to purchase a car in the USA what docs would I require....your help is most appreciated
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I've been trying last few days to get on texasdps website...it seems down all the time...anyone having same issue?

Also can someone just clarify that in order to purchase a car in the USA what docs would I require....your help is most appreciated

Let me log right in:TxDPS - Your Texas Drivers License / ID


And re the car: TxDMV.GOV - Buying or Selling a Vehicle
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Just tried the txdps site and again it does not work....does it work for any of u guys out there?
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Just tried the txdps site and again it does not work....does it work for any of u guys out there?
Perhaps you are using an incompatible browser. It logs me right in.
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Perhaps you are using an incompatible browser. It logs me right in.
Oh that's strange ... Using my Ipad
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Old Oct 24th 2014, 1:40 am
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Can someone advise on procedure to get a driving licence in Austin Tx. I'm holding a full UK driving licence for 20 years. Please help

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So are you already in Austin? Seems like you first posted in September about a possible transfer.
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Old Oct 27th 2014, 7:58 am
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I still cant get in on that website
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Are you in Austin yet? If you are in the UK, it might be that your IP address doesn't allow you to access it. Once you arrive in Austin, you have 30 days to get a TX license although truth to be told, I drove on my UK license for about year before getting a TX one as we were on a temporary assignment at first. Most of the other expats who came over did the same.

Buying a car, expect to put down a very large deposit as you will not have any credit history. We were lucky in that our employer leased a car for a year before we had to purchase a car. You will need to get a pre-approved a loan before looking for a car plus insurance before you can drive it off the lot. Pre-owned cars are expensive over here until they reach the 100,000 mark and even then they are not that cheap.
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...., I drove on my UK license for about year before getting a TX one as we were on a temporary assignment at first. Most of the other expats who came over did the same. ....
It is highly questionable whether that was legal, given that residence for immigration purposes is completely different from residence for determining if you need a state DL.
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Old Oct 27th 2014, 4:33 pm
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Just tried the txdps site and again it does not work....does it work for any of u guys out there?
just tested and it didn't load when I had expat shield working (this gives me a UK IP address).

So, you need to use it when you are in Texas or if you can get a US IP address using something equivalent to expat shield.
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