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berga
08-15-2003, 06:09 AM
Hi.



Help, they wont answer my mail at DMV.



Do anyone know if I can drive on my Swedish drivers licence for a
limited period of time when I get over there on my K3 visa in Sept? The
only information I found on DMVs homepage was that an IDP (Int. Dr.
Licence) is not valid.



Anyone who can share some info or experience?



The best to you all

/Daniel


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NSCastrated
08-15-2003, 06:59 AM
From what I have found, you have 10 days to get a California
driver's license!!


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rob133
08-15-2003, 07:06 AM
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/dl_info.htm#2500



It says as long as your licence is valid you can drive. The 10 day thing
is from taking a job, or becoming a resident.


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berga
08-15-2003, 07:11 AM
Thanks you for the input

/D


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NSCastrated
08-15-2003, 07:46 AM
You have 10 days!! Only if you are a visitor to California will your
Swedish license remain valid!!



Driver License Information for New Residents



When you make your home here or take a job, you must get a California
driver license within 10 days.



Evidence of residency is established by any of the following: voting in
California elections; paying resident tuition at a public institution of
higher education; filing for a homeowner's property tax exemption;
obtaining a license; or any other privilege or benefit not ordinarily
extended to nonresidents.


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Hypertweeky
08-15-2003, 10:16 AM
When I went to the states the very first time as an au pair I heard that
au pairs had to get a new driving license in California, Florida.. and
some another states I dont remember now, The international license was
not valid in 2001.. And I dont think the rules have changed .. If you
are there as a tourist ,You are allow to drive with the driving license
from your country but if you are gonna stay there for good You need to
get the California driving license.



Hope this info is helpul..



Good Luck!!


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mrtravel
08-15-2003, 04:42 PM
rob133 wrote:

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/dl_info.htm#2500 It says as long as your licence is valid you can drive. The 10 day thing is from taking a job, or becoming a resident.

Being a CA resident doesn't mean you have been given PR status by
INS/BCIS. If you reside in CA, you have 10 days whether you are a US
permanent resident or not.

Louis
08-16-2003, 11:32 AM
weird ... because cali drivers drive so badly .. i wonder where they get
those lic to kill from :((


"berga" <member11049@britishexpats.com> wrote in message
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Hi. Help, they wont answer my mail at DMV. Do anyone know if I can drive on my Swedish drivers licence for a limited period of time when I get over there on my K3 visa in Sept? The only information I found on DMVs homepage was that an IDP (Int. Dr. Licence) is not valid. Anyone who can share some info or experience? The best to you all /Daniel -- Posted via http://britishexpats.com

Cali
08-18-2003, 03:47 AM
rob133 <member13767@britishexpats.com> wrote in message news:<917821.1060970010@britishexpats.com>...
I assume until I was granted conditional residency I would be classed as 'a visitor'. Surely only after filling for AOS I would have that 10 day limit? And seeing as you are required to provide your SS number upon application, it would be kind of difficult to fulfill that request. The 'conditions' that they state for being a resident seem to me to imply that a K-1 would be a visitor until their status changed.


Actually Rob 133...... I would have to agree with you on the K-1er's.
As for the CR-1 and K3ers, most definitely they need that license
because of their residency status.
However without a greencard, I-94, and or SS# it's almost impossible
to apply for it even if they immigrated.

Also this is interesting: I have heard of people getting baptized in
California just to get a SS# ..... not my style, nor am I suggesting
such an idea.

Anyways... the test is only 38 questions and it's offered in every
language. My husband just took it last week for the 2nd round and the
guy just went ahead and "considered it a pass" because it was in
Turkish. He said he had no way of knowing what was going on because
he couldn't understand and or help him
with the questions he missed.

rob133
08-18-2003, 05:14 AM
The website says a drivers test as well.


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