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

Driving License

Driving License

Old Aug 8th 2001, 7:54 pm
  #1  
David Turner
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I am from England, on the VWPP, and getting married to a US Citizen, applying for AOS
Using I-130/I485 method, and been in the US about 2 months.

What do I do about my drivers license, my UK license is valid for use in the US, I
have no address in England, my UK drivers license should have a correct address or I
can be fined, however they do not alow a none English address to be use.

What do I have to do to obtain a Tennessee Drivers license?

What do I do about my English drivers license? leave it as it is? or change it to say
for example my parents address?

What happens for example I get stopped by the police if I do not have my drivers
license in the US, as I have to send it back to the DVLA in England to get the
address changed. Do the U.S.A. Police simply call the UK to get confirmation that I
have a license?

Thanks once agian for all your help.
 
Old Aug 8th 2001, 8:59 pm
  #2  
Mark Fugatt
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Contact your local DMV in Tennessee, most states require you to surrender your UK
drivers license, most states require you to have a valid social security number or a
letter from DSS explaining why you do not qualify for a SSN.

You might also be required to site a Drivers Ed program, take a written test etc etc.

Not the shortest process in the world.

Mark

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
 
Old Aug 9th 2001, 9:02 pm
  #3  
November Soul
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I've just done this (but on H1-B) in California.

Here's how it goes in California:

We found out that our UK driving licenses are only valid for 90 days, so taking your
local test is essential. My wife (on a H-4) can't get a SSN, so we got the Social
Security place to produce a letter for her (they are pre-printed, and just need a
signature), you MUST provide evidence of legal status in the country, before they
will give you this letter. Call your local DMV and schedule a driving test, you will
need to complete a written test (so it is a good idea to get hold of the driver's
manual and do some swatting up), and after completing that you will need to schedule
a skills test (actual drive test). Once these are done, you will get a temporary
paper license and have to wait 6-10 weeks for your official one. (The paper license
can be extended if required).

That's it!

Note that a friend of mine was using his UK license in Redmond, Washington for over 4
months, but got caught and fined $600 - ouch!

Hope this helps.

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
 
Old Aug 10th 2001, 8:04 pm
  #4  
David Turner
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I have a International Driving Permit that sates that it is Valid for one year
from the 26th June 2001, Can I use this even after the 90 days? and upto the 25th
June 2002????
 
Old Aug 10th 2001, 8:08 pm
  #5  
Mark Fugatt
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

No, as far as the police, state troopers and sheriffs department are concern this
just serves as a translation of your driving licence in the UK, you do not really
need an Internation Permit in the US as your license is in English.

Mark

    >
    >
    >
 
Old Aug 11th 2001, 12:01 am
  #6  
November Soul
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I'm not sure about Tennessee, but California doesn't recognize the IDP.

Quote from their site:

International Driving Permits

The State of California does not recognize an International Driving Permit
(IDP) as a valid driver license.

End quote.

    >
    >
    >
 
Old Aug 11th 2001, 5:01 am
  #7  
David Turner
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I've been in touch with the DMV for TN, and they say that with my International
Drivers Permit I am able to drive for 6 months from the Sate of enter to the country.
But remember to make sre you have your passport and I-94W with you at all times.
 
Old Aug 17th 2001, 6:22 pm
  #8  
David Turner
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I have found out some further information, with regards to drivers license's in
Tennessee, If you want to apply for a drivers license in TN, you do not need a SSN,
Please read this link http://www.state.tn.us/safety/dl/ssn.htm all that you do need
is 2 forms of ID, and possibly need to do your Written and theory Test.
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


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.