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Michigan Driving License

Old Jul 29th 2002, 11:20 pm
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Aangiela
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I read a few posts on here on obtaining driving licenses in different states, and one
poster had stated that you needed to prove residency in Michigan before you obtained
a driving license, and that meant having a job. Mickey and I went down to the
Secretary of State's office this afternoon, and this was our experience:

We had just expected to receive information on what the process was for Mickey to get
his driving license. The woman asked if he had a driving permit from the UK, which he
did. They then needed two other forms of identification, so Mickey gave her his
passport and his birth certificate. She then gave him his written test and told him
to go to one of the test booths. This kind of caught the both of us off-guard because
he has only been in the US for a week. Fortunately, Mickey passed his written test.
Because he already had a foreign driving license, they waived the requirement for the
30-day Temorary Instruction Permit (TIP). They then gave us a piece of paper to take
to the Road Test company, and told us that he could take his test whenever he felt
ready. Once he passes his road test, then we'll just have to go back and he'll have
his license

I also want to mention that persons from Canada and Germany are exempt from taking
the road test. They only need to take the written test which is 39 questions, and
from Mickey's point of view, very simple.

Take care,

Angie
 
Old Jul 30th 2002, 2:20 am
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Mrs_blackross
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and an FYI too...in the state of Maryland, Canadians who hold a valid Canadian
drivers license do not need to take any tests at all, they treat you as if you are
from another state. You pay the higher fee (for out of state) but there is no test,
and the usual drug and alcohol awareness classes are waived as well.

"AAngiela" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > I read a few posts on here on obtaining driving licenses in different
states,
    > and one poster had stated that you needed to prove residency in Michigan
before
    > you obtained a driving license, and that meant having a job. Mickey and I
went
    > down to the Secretary of State's office this afternoon, and this was our
    > experience:
    >
    > We had just expected to receive information on what the process was for
Mickey
    > to get his driving license. The woman asked if he had a driving permit
from
    > the UK, which he did. They then needed two other forms of identification,
so
    > Mickey gave her his passport and his birth certificate. She then gave him
his
    > written test and told him to go to one of the test booths. This kind of
caught
    > the both of us off-guard because he has only been in the US for a week.
    > Fortunately, Mickey passed his written test. Because he already had a
foreign
    > driving license, they waived the requirement for the 30-day Temorary Instruction
    > Permit (TIP). They then gave us a piece of paper to take to
the
    > Road Test company, and told us that he could take his test whenever he
felt
    > ready. Once he passes his road test, then we'll just have to go back and
he'll
    > have his license
    >
    > I also want to mention that persons from Canada and Germany are exempt
from
    > taking the road test. They only need to take the written test which is 39
    > questions, and from Mickey's point of view, very simple.
    >
    > Take care,
    >
    > Angie
 
Old Jul 30th 2002, 2:21 pm
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Dj
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    > and an FYI too...in the state of Maryland, Canadians who hold a valid Canadian
    > drivers license do not need to take any tests at all, they treat you as if you are
    > from another state. You pay the higher fee (for out of state) but there is no test,
    > and the usual drug and alcohol awareness classes are waived as well.

Same thing for Canadians holding a valid license in Oklahoma. I found it very funny
that I had to take no tests at all (well a very very quick vision test, not really a
test though), yet someone with a valid Georgia license had to take the written test,
and quite possibly the driving test (I wasn't around long enough to see).

The fee's are all the same for getting the license in OK.

DJ
 
Old Jul 31st 2002, 5:20 am
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John And Andrea
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"DJ" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > > and an FYI too...in the state of Maryland, Canadians who hold a valid Canadian
    > > drivers license do not need to take any tests at all, they
treat
    > > you as if you are from another state. You pay the higher fee (for out
of
    > > state) but there is no test, and the usual drug and alcohol awareness classes are
    > > waived as well.
    >
    > Same thing for Canadians holding a valid license in Oklahoma. I found it very funny
    > that I had to take no tests at all (well a very very quick
vision
    > test, not really a test though), yet someone with a valid Georgia license had to
    > take the written test, and quite possibly the driving test (I
wasn't
    > around long enough to see).
    >
    > The fee's are all the same for getting the license in OK.
    >
    > DJ

I am in Illinois (originally from Canada) and I had to take both the written and the
driving test. Fortunately for me, both were very easy. It's interesting how this rule
varies from State to State.
 
Old Aug 2nd 2002, 6:27 pm
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Gina
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Hmm, does anyone know about what Indiana State laws are about this???

Gina

"John and Andrea" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:<[email protected]>...
    > "DJ" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > > > and an FYI too...in the state of Maryland, Canadians who hold a valid Canadian
    > > > drivers license do not need to take any tests at all, they
    > treat
    > > > you as if you are from another state. You pay the higher fee (for out
    > of
    > > > state) but there is no test, and the usual drug and alcohol awareness classes
    > > > are waived as well.
    > >
    > > Same thing for Canadians holding a valid license in Oklahoma. I found it very
    > > funny that I had to take no tests at all (well a very very quick
    > vision
    > > test, not really a test though), yet someone with a valid Georgia license had to
    > > take the written test, and quite possibly the driving test (I
    > wasn't
    > > around long enough to see).
    > >
    > > The fee's are all the same for getting the license in OK.
    > >
    > > DJ
    >
    >
    > I am in Illinois (originally from Canada) and I had to take both the written and
    > the driving test. Fortunately for me, both were very easy. It's interesting how
    > this rule varies from State to State.
 
Old Aug 2nd 2002, 6:27 pm
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L D Jones
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Gina wrote:
    >
    > Hmm, does anyone know about what Indiana State laws are about this???

You can probably find some information via a search at www.google.com
 

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