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Old Sep 2nd 2009, 6:33 pm
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Found this -

For example, the state of Kansas will issue a Kansas license with no test beyond their vision test to persons holding valid licenses from Germany, France, or Canada.

and -

U.S. States with Full Driver’s License Reciprocity
GERMANY - No test required
Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
Colorado
Delaware
Idaho
Illinois
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky Louisiana
Massachusetts
Michigan
New Mexico
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota Texas
Utah
Virginia
West Virginia
Washington (state)
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Puerto Rico



U.S. States with Partial Driver’s License Reciprocity
GERMANY - Only written test required - no road test
Connecticut
Florida
Indiana
Minnesota Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
North Carolina Oregon
Tennessee

District of Columbia


I assume by definition that if it is not neccessary for drivers from these states to take a test in Germany, German license holders will not need to take the US test.

No luck for UK drivers though
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Old Sep 2nd 2009, 6:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Kar98 View Post
Well, reciprocity don't mean jack. You can drive up to one year with a German license, as long as you're a tourist; in most (I wanna say all but don't know that) state. But as soon as you take up residence in a state (take a job or rent an apartment), it's only a few weeks that you're allowed to use a foreign or out-of-state license (Texas just changed that period from 30 to 90 days).

In Oregon and Washington you can do straight swap with a German license. No test required. They treat it as a license from another State.
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Old Sep 3rd 2009, 1:40 am
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Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
Don't worry about the road-test. A recently dead corpse could easilly pass the New York test, probably the same in most states.
A recently dead corpse is also a recently live corpse, I think
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Old Sep 3rd 2009, 2:39 am
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Originally Posted by Norri View Post
Found this -

For example, the state of Kansas will issue a Kansas license with no test beyond their vision test to persons holding valid licenses from Germany, France, or Canada.

and -

U.S. States with Full Driver’s License Reciprocity
GERMANY - No test required
Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
Colorado
Delaware
Idaho
Illinois
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky Louisiana
Massachusetts
Michigan
New Mexico
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota Texas
Utah
Virginia
West Virginia
Washington (state)
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Puerto Rico



U.S. States with Partial Driver’s License Reciprocity
GERMANY - Only written test required - no road test
Connecticut
Florida
Indiana
Minnesota Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
North Carolina Oregon
Tennessee

District of Columbia


I assume by definition that if it is not neccessary for drivers from these states to take a test in Germany, German license holders will not need to take the US test.

No luck for UK drivers though
I had to take the German written test AND the Dutch written test when I lived in those countries.
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Old Sep 3rd 2009, 2:46 am
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Hi
When I lived in Idaho, due to my husband being Military I did not have to have an American License. As long as I had my UK driving license and my military ID I was fine.

We have moved to NC and that is different I have to get a NC license, still not taken it to be honest! ooops. Need to do it.
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Old Sep 3rd 2009, 5:01 am
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Originally Posted by paddingtongreen View Post
A recently dead corpse is also a recently live corpse, I think
Nice to see you taking pedantry to new heights paddy. Keep up the good work!

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Old Sep 3rd 2009, 6:03 am
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Originally Posted by CelticRover View Post
Once a person converts from temporary residency to permanent, the state usually requires it's new resident to obtain that state's driver's licence within a prescribed grace period.
Just as a point of note/interest/pedantry: some (all?) states, for instance NYS, use residency in its everyday meaning and don't take any notice of whether you're a "permanent resident" or not according to your visa status. In other words, they're only interested if you live there, not what kind of visa you have (in that respect).

So a non-immigrant (non-student) visa holder moving to NYS still has to get a local driving licence if s/he wants to drive there within 30 days. Or, to put it another way, just because you don't have a green card, it doesn't mean you don't have to get a licence if you want to drive legally and you live in place X.

http://www.nysdmv.com/resident.htm
http://www.nysdmv.com/license.htm#driversmoving
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Old Dec 31st 2009, 6:33 pm
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None that I know of. Kind of makes sense since we drive on the opposite side of the road I guess.

I drove on my UK international licence for a little over a year before getting my US license for which I needed a SSN (required in PA, assume it's the same in others).

FWIW the test was scarily easy - I hope new drivers have to take a tougher test. My test went like this:

* Sight test
* 20 questions of extreme ease
* Show that I can operate the lights
* Parallel park (was about 4 inches from the kerb, asked if I could do it again and was told that it was fine)
* "Please drive to the stop sign and turn right. Drive to the next stop sign and turn right. Take the next road on the right. Pull over to the right hand side of the road".
* "Congratulations, you've passed!"

I was surely expecting some more manouvers or questions when I pulled over to the side of the road. Not only was the test lacking in basics that are included in the English test, emergency stop, hill start, 3-point-turn etc, I didn't even have to show that I knew how to turn left!
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Old Dec 31st 2009, 6:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Rumplestiltskin View Post
None that I know of. Kind of makes sense since we drive on the opposite side of the road I guess.

I drove on my UK international licence for a little over a year before getting my US license for which I needed a SSN (required in PA, assume it's the same in others).

FWIW the test was scarily easy - I hope new drivers have to take a tougher test. My test went like this:

* Sight test
* 20 questions of extreme ease
* Show that I can operate the lights
* Parallel park (was about 4 inches from the kerb, asked if I could do it again and was told that it was fine)
* "Please drive to the stop sign and turn right. Drive to the next stop sign and turn right. Take the next road on the right. Pull over to the right hand side of the road".
* "Congratulations, you've passed!"

I was surely expecting some more manouvers or questions when I pulled over to the side of the road. Not only was the test lacking in basics that are included in the English test, emergency stop, hill start, 3-point-turn etc, I didn't even have to show that I knew how to turn left!
I got my KY drivers license a couple of weeks ago. Mine went like this:

*Show Green Card (been here since May 2009), UK Licence, Current Car Insurance
*Take EASY PEASY eye test
*Do easy multiple choice on-screen test

GOT LICENSE! Didn't have to take a road test apparently 'because I have a green card'?! Even though the road test would have been on a disused airfield... this is why I WORRY about drivers here in KY! Accidents EVERYDAY en-route to and from work!
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Nice to see you taking pedantry to new heights paddy. Keep up the good work!

What about the trucker's licence?
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Old Dec 31st 2009, 6:56 pm
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I've got my driving test on Saturday morning. Hope it doesn't snow and that they let me use the car. Husband crashed into another car last weekend and had to repair the front bumper with tape as most of the left bumper was either on the ground or hanging off!
I am bloody awful at parallel parking. Actually I am rubbish at parking. Have no spatial awareness.
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Old Dec 31st 2009, 6:58 pm
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I got my KY drivers license a couple of weeks ago. Mine went like this:

*Show Green Card (been here since May 2009), UK Licence, Current Car Insurance
*Take EASY PEASY eye test
*Do easy multiple choice on-screen test

GOT LICENSE! Didn't have to take a road test apparently 'because I have a green card'?! Even though the road test would have been on a disused airfield... this is why I WORRY about drivers here in KY! Accidents EVERYDAY en-route to and from work!
So could someone from say MO just roll up at the DMV and get a license, then return to MO and swap it for a MO one?
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Old Dec 31st 2009, 6:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Ginblossom View Post
So could someone from say MO just roll up at the DMV and get a license, then return to MO and swap it for a MO one?
Yes
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Old Dec 31st 2009, 7:01 pm
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So could someone from say MO just roll up at the DMV and get a license, then return to MO and swap it for a MO one?
The answer to the question I think you are asking is no. You have to prove residence in a State as part of the license issuing process.
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Old Dec 31st 2009, 7:03 pm
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The answer to the question I think you are asking is no. You have to prove residence in a State as part of the license issuing process.
I think Ginblossom was being sarcastic...
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