Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA
Reload this Page >

Does the infuriation ever end...

Does the infuriation ever end...

Old Jan 17th 2006, 4:44 pm
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 15
Lostman has a brilliant futureLostman has a brilliant futureLostman has a brilliant futureLostman has a brilliant futureLostman has a brilliant futureLostman has a brilliant futureLostman has a brilliant future
Default Does the infuriation ever end...

Just went to get my Driving test done only to be told that I can't take it until I get my Adjustment of Status. I have my Social Security card and everything, so I don't understand what the problem is. I came on a K1 and am now married and have filed for adjustment of status...arrgh!!!!! I just want to break something.
Lostman is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2006, 4:55 pm
  #2  
strangely floppy..
 
CarlM's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Ohio - originally London
Posts: 1,719
CarlM has a reputation beyond reputeCarlM has a reputation beyond reputeCarlM has a reputation beyond reputeCarlM has a reputation beyond reputeCarlM has a reputation beyond reputeCarlM has a reputation beyond reputeCarlM has a reputation beyond reputeCarlM has a reputation beyond reputeCarlM has a reputation beyond reputeCarlM has a reputation beyond reputeCarlM has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Does the infuriation ever end...

Originally Posted by Lostman
Just went to get my Driving test done only to be told that I can't take it until I get my Adjustment of Status. I have my Social Security card and everything, so I don't understand what the problem is. I came on a K1 and am now married and have filed for adjustment of status...arrgh!!!!! I just want to break something.
Once you get your US passport it gets easier they tell me..
CarlM is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2006, 4:58 pm
  #3  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 13,585
anotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Does the infuriation ever end...

Originally Posted by Lostman
Just went to get my Driving test done only to be told that I can't take it until I get my Adjustment of Status. I have my Social Security card and everything, so I don't understand what the problem is. I came on a K1 and am now married and have filed for adjustment of status...arrgh!!!!! I just want to break something.
That's strange, why one earth would they say that?
anotherlimey is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2006, 5:19 pm
  #4  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 15
Lostman has a brilliant futureLostman has a brilliant futureLostman has a brilliant futureLostman has a brilliant futureLostman has a brilliant futureLostman has a brilliant futureLostman has a brilliant future
Default Re: Does the infuriation ever end...

This explains it somewhat: Still going back until they give me what I want, I ain't gonna sit on this, I am not gonna be treated like a criminal.


http://immigration.about.com/library.../aa011502a.htm
Lostman is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2006, 5:23 pm
  #5  
BE Enthusiast
 
Always21's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2001
Location: Wales
Posts: 444
Always21 has a reputation beyond reputeAlways21 has a reputation beyond reputeAlways21 has a reputation beyond reputeAlways21 has a reputation beyond reputeAlways21 has a reputation beyond reputeAlways21 has a reputation beyond reputeAlways21 has a reputation beyond reputeAlways21 has a reputation beyond reputeAlways21 has a reputation beyond reputeAlways21 has a reputation beyond reputeAlways21 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Does the infuriation ever end...

Originally Posted by Lostman
This explains it somewhat: Still going back until they give me what I want, I ain't gonna sit on this, I am not gonna be treated like a criminal.


http://immigration.about.com/library.../aa011502a.htm
I had no idea bout this. Sorry you have to deal with this. I also came on a K1 and had no problem taking my test before I was married. That was back in 2001 though. Keep us posted.
Always21 is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2006, 5:36 pm
  #6  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: The Big Apple
Posts: 1,834
Big D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Does the infuriation ever end...

crazy! my wife didnt have SSN at time of test (late 2004) so was able to sign affidavid stating she wasnt entitled to one and was fine!
Big D is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2006, 6:10 pm
  #7  
I love Marmite, she don't
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 454
franc111s is a splendid one to beholdfranc111s is a splendid one to beholdfranc111s is a splendid one to beholdfranc111s is a splendid one to beholdfranc111s is a splendid one to beholdfranc111s is a splendid one to beholdfranc111s is a splendid one to beholdfranc111s is a splendid one to beholdfranc111s is a splendid one to beholdfranc111s is a splendid one to beholdfranc111s is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Does the infuriation ever end...

calm down.. I understand your frustration.

Had an issue with my son, who had an expired I-551 stamp... They wouldn't give him provisional license.

Infuriated, I got ahold of the secretary of one of the (5) directors for the DVA for my state. She got him to call me. I told him if my son was legal, he was entitled to drive. He concured that my son was "not illegal" and promised to call BCIS to confirm. When I told him that might take some time, he told me "we talk to them all the time, believe me, I'll talk to them". Within 30 minutes he called me back to say he had spoken with BCIS *and* called the local DVA office to confirm my son was good to go..

Sweet.... now it's your turn...
franc111s is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2006, 6:11 pm
  #8  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Jul 2002
Location: Arizona
Posts: 3,113
Pimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Does the infuriation ever end...

Unless you have a stamp in your passport or an EAD with some kind of date on it, as to when it expires, I doubt that they will give you one. I had the same problem when my entry passport stamp had expired and I had yet to receive my EAD. They wouldn't even issue me an AZ ID card.
Pimpbot is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2006, 6:18 pm
  #9  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 13,585
anotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Does the infuriation ever end...

Originally Posted by Lostman
This explains it somewhat: Still going back until they give me what I want, I ain't gonna sit on this, I am not gonna be treated like a criminal.


http://immigration.about.com/library.../aa011502a.htm
Can you try a different DMV office?
anotherlimey is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2006, 7:02 pm
  #10  
BE Forum Addict
 
ScousePete's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 1,263
ScousePete has a reputation beyond reputeScousePete has a reputation beyond reputeScousePete has a reputation beyond reputeScousePete has a reputation beyond reputeScousePete has a reputation beyond reputeScousePete has a reputation beyond reputeScousePete has a reputation beyond reputeScousePete has a reputation beyond reputeScousePete has a reputation beyond reputeScousePete has a reputation beyond reputeScousePete has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Does the infuriation ever end...

Originally Posted by anotherlimey
Can you try a different DMV office?
When I lived in Denver I made the mistake of thinking that a rural DMV office would be quicker than waiting in the lines of the downtown DMV. Big mistake. Nobody in the office had ever seen an I-551 stamp and wouldn't give me a DL. I even showed her my out-of-state DL, but she wasn't having any of it.

In the end I went to the downtown DMV (2 hours in line) where they knew exactly what was what and gave me a 10 year DL. The woman at the downtown office was so outraged at the treatment I had received at the rural office she called her supervisor who said that he would arrange retraining for the staff at the rural office!
ScousePete is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2006, 7:05 pm
  #11  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 8,271
Angry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Does the infuriation ever end...

The infuriation ends when you have finished with the DMV, the USCIS and most other government agencies. And it gets much easier when you realise beaurocracy is the king. There are systems for the system's systems. And you cant circumvent them (easily). You have to learn to use them rather than fight them.
Angry White Pyjamas is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2006, 7:12 pm
  #12  
The American Job
 
britontour's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 579
britontour has a reputation beyond reputebritontour has a reputation beyond reputebritontour has a reputation beyond reputebritontour has a reputation beyond reputebritontour has a reputation beyond reputebritontour has a reputation beyond reputebritontour has a reputation beyond reputebritontour has a reputation beyond reputebritontour has a reputation beyond reputebritontour has a reputation beyond reputebritontour has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Does the infuriation ever end...

Originally Posted by ScousePete
When I lived in Denver I made the mistake of thinking that a rural DMV office would be quicker than waiting in the lines of the downtown DMV. Big mistake. Nobody in the office had ever seen an I-551 stamp and wouldn't give me a DL. I even showed her my out-of-state DL, but she wasn't having any of it.

In the end I went to the downtown DMV (2 hours in line) where they knew exactly what was what and gave me a 10 year DL. The woman at the downtown office was so outraged at the treatment I had received at the rural office she called her supervisor who said that he would arrange retraining for the staff at the rural office!
I made the same mistake at the dnv, they had to keep calling the main office in Denver to find out how to put me on the system.
britontour is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2006, 7:57 pm
  #13  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 3,877
Eskimo is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Does the infuriation ever end...

Originally Posted by Angry White Pyjamas
The infuriation ends when you have finished with the DMV, the USCIS and most other government agencies. And it gets much easier when you realise beaurocracy is the king. There are systems for the system's systems. And you cant circumvent them (easily). You have to learn to use them rather than fight them.
To great posts in day did you get a shag last night ? please get back to the normal dross
Eskimo is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2006, 11:25 pm
  #14  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 22,105
AmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Does the infuriation ever end...

Originally Posted by CarlM
Once you get your US passport it gets easier they tell me..

I've always had mine.....wondering when it will get easier....
AmerLisa is offline  
Old Jan 18th 2006, 12:02 am
  #15  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 8,271
Angry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to beholdAngry White Pyjamas is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Does the infuriation ever end...

Originally Posted by Eskimo
To great posts in day did you get a shag last night ? please get back to the normal dross

Yes Im sorry mate. Dunno what came over me. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.
Angry White Pyjamas is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.