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Moving to California (San Jose) on L1 - need some advise please

Old Apr 7th 2019, 3:27 pm
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Default Moving to California (San Jose) on L1 - need some advise please

Hello Chaps,

I have been through multiple useful threads here but still need some details on my move, appreciate the help in advance.

1- Can I get a driving license before I receive the SSN card?
2- I have already got lease quotes from International AutoSource but wondering about the VW expat program now? did anyone try the VW one, what are the offered APR's (rates) on the loan program? This is where I am really struggling, I can't decide whether I should go with Int.Auto. or just go there rent for a week or two and see dealerships?

Thanks,

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1. It takes longer to get a DL than a SSN.

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Who you going to work for, and what type of position?
Actually moving to $$$ San Jose or just working there?
You have accommodation sorted?
You are under no obligation to answer this.
I'm just, friendly, curious
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It all adds to the body of knowledge.

I came with Adobe. No intention of staying. That was 20 years ago. Still stuck here.

Car, I ordered from I.A. before I came over. Even got a limited edition Ford Focus that came with a mountain bike and carrier.
I rented for a couple of weeks until they could deliver via a local dealer. Factory pricing more or less. Still miss that car.

Regarding the DL. There's no pressure/rush/benefit to getting one fast. (As far as I know. Possible issue with some insurance companies maybe.)

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CA only gives new resident 10 days to get a DL, so depends to what extent OP needs to drive.
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Technically yes. I took five years with no issues. Insurance knew.
As far as I know there's no penalty for not doing so.
YMMV.

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Hmm, well CA is a Sanctuary State so perhaps they do not bother. Makes you wonder why they have not repealed the requirement.
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You're correct. There's a lot of laws things they don't bother about.
Seems to increase taxes though.
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Default Re: Moving to California (San Jose) on L1 - need some advise please

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CA only gives new resident 10 days to get a DL, so depends to what extent OP needs to drive.
That timescale is wildly unrealistic for a new immigrant, mostly because of the delay in being able to take the road test. Get started by registering for the road test and taking the written (computer based) test, and carry evidence that you are doing what you can to get yor license ASAP, and you should be OK even if stopped by the police.
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Immigrant or new resident, seems so many Laws are set up so they can get you if they want to.

So fingers crossed time.
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