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Old 10-08-2010, 02:37 PM
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Default VA DMV process for EAD

I am starting this thread to collect and share experiences using EAD as proof of legal presence with with VA DMV.
1) I read on the forums that if we take EAD to DMV , they would fax it to Richmond and wait for verification.It could take anywhere from half an hour to 1 week.
I went to DMV in TysonsCorner, was told that I need to bring I797 to be able to get them to fax it. This was on 10/2/2010
2)I went to Franconia DMV with I797 for my EAD application. ( I797 is the receipt notice )
I was told that, I need to bring Original receipt notice of 485 application and If I have that, the manager can issue me the licence then and there.
I said that I cannot get the original 485 receipt and requested them to fax it to Richmond and wait for the response.Then they started saying even for faxing they need 485 original receipt.
I couldn't corroborate that , but any way decided to try Tysons corner DMV again.
This is today, 10/08/2010.

I will update the post after trying one more time at Tysonscorner DMV with I797 of EAD.
If anybody else has experience or knowledge of this process , please post to this thread.
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:05 PM
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I went to the Arlington DMV today. They took copies of my I-485 and EAD. They said they will send a letter to my home in 7 to 10 days, if I'm eligible for a drivers license. I went a month back when I didn't have the EAD with me and they did not even accept my documents for faxing it to Richmond. Man...its getting crazier everyday.

Please post back your experience here. Thanks for starting the thread.

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I am starting this thread to collect and share experiences using EAD as proof of legal presence with with VA DMV.
1) I read on the forums that if we take EAD to DMV , they would fax it to Richmond and wait for verification.It could take anywhere from half an hour to 1 week.
I went to DMV in TysonsCorner, was told that I need to bring I797 to be able to get them to fax it. This was on 10/2/2010
2)I went to Franconia DMV with I797 for my EAD application. ( I797 is the receipt notice )
I was told that, I need to bring Original receipt notice of 485 application and If I have that, the manager can issue me the licence then and there.
I said that I cannot get the original 485 receipt and requested them to fax it to Richmond and wait for the response.Then they started saying even for faxing they need 485 original receipt.
I couldn't corroborate that , but any way decided to try Tysons corner DMV again.
This is today, 10/08/2010.

I will update the post after trying one more time at Tysonscorner DMV with I797 of EAD.
If anybody else has experience or knowledge of this process , please post to this thread.

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Old 10-08-2010, 03:25 PM
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Did you take original 485 receipt with you?

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I went to the Arlington DMV today. They took copies of my I-485 and EAD. They said they will send a letter to my home in 7 to 10 days, if I'm eligible for a drivers license. I went a month back when I didn't have the EAD with me and they did not even accept my documents for faxing it to Richmond. Man...its getting crazier everyday.

Please post back your experience here. Thanks for starting the thread.
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:30 PM
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Yes I did.
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Did you take original 485 receipt with you?
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:50 PM
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Could you share how you received the original 485 receipt? I only received a copy of the receipt. Can we request one from USCIS?

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Yes I did.
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:58 PM
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I recieved my I-485 reciept directly in the mail from USCIS. My attorney got his copy to thier address. I think you need to ask your employer. Since I-485 belongs to the employee, there is no reason for them to hold the original with them.
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Could you share how you received the original 485 receipt? I only received a copy of the receipt. Can we request one from USCIS?
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:10 PM
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Default Va Driver License extension with H1B Receipt Notice

I would appreciate if someone can help me with a link to how to post this question as a new post. I do not want to hijack this thread
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:29 PM
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I would appreciate if someone can help me with a link to how to post this question as a new post. I do not want to hijack this thread
goto "forums" on the top left (next to "home"). Once in the "forums" page, click on "Non-immigrant visa"->"all drivers license issues posted here" and post your query.

hope that helps.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:33 PM
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Default Driver's Liscense renewal in Minnesota

Just to share my experience in Minnesota regarding the subject. My liscense was due for status check. I took my I-485 reciept notice to DMV, they made a copy and faxed it to St-Paul DMV. St-paul office did not said or replied any thing untill I got my new driver's liscense with the same status check date and then I recieved a letter saying I have two more days before I could submit the status evidence before I will loose my driving previliges.
Well I went back to the local DMV office, they gave a number for an employee at St-pual office, to whome I spoke and tried to convince her that this reciept notcie is a legal document and makes my presence legal in th US untill the decision about this case is finalized. she did not buy that untill she mentioned that I need to submit EAD card copy. Which then I did and she extended my driver's liscense to the date till my EAD was valid.
They will print the status check date only to the date untill EAD is valid or H1-B is valid. Oh by the way as an evidence they only except either I-797 for H1-B approval or EAD.
This is a little extra work for us to do to be able to drive while waiting for Green Card, on top of the work we have already done during the whole application process starting from H1-B all the way through I-485 application and even after that to apply for AP, EAD and H1-Bs at ongoing bases.
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:55 PM
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Based on information I gathered,we need to have original 485 filing receipt to be able to use EAD for extending drivers licence. One question I would like to explore is has any one had success requesting a 485 receipt from USCIS?.I researched on the topic and called USCIS also and the answer I found is that USCIS will not reissue 485 receipt notice.I would like to see if any IVians have a different experience.
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Pardon my french but most of DMV/BMV employees are absolute #$@#$%#@.

They have no clue about the immigration process. Because my wifes EAD and AP expired and we had applied for renewal, this lady at the columbus, OH BMV refused to give us a licence. when she learnt that my wife goes to school, she insisted that we show a I-120 and be in F1 status. not to mention, we left with the 'F' status, if you know what I mean.

Went next week with same papers, the lady gave an extension till next birthday (approx 9 months).

Few years ago, in Richmond, VA same experience. It's a broken process. wrote emails to the white house. no response yet. I have learnt how to navigate thru this broken system and people of less than 5th grader IQ.
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Old 10-18-2010, 04:13 PM
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My wife's on EAP (OPT), which is valid till next year and will be going to texas DMV tomorrow.

any exp with texas DMV about giving DL to EAD OPT holders?
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Unhappy DMV in VA fair oaks mall

My wife had gone to DMV in fair oaks mall and they had asked her to produce the original I485 and unfortunately we don't carry it. Our license is going to expire next month.

Anybody know what we can do in this situation. Has anybody got a licence recently from VA state.

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Old 04-21-2011, 12:56 PM
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Was you 485 filed initially at VSC and then transfered to TSC? If so you must have received the orignal transfer notice. That should suffice as orignal 485 receipt.



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My wife had gone to DMV in fair oaks mall and they had asked her to produce the original I485 and unfortunately we don't carry it. Our license is going to expire next month.

Anybody know what we can do in this situation. Has anybody got a licence recently from VA state.

thanks
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:14 PM
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Go to the one in Sterling/Ashburn...

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My wife had gone to DMV in fair oaks mall and they had asked her to produce the original I485 and unfortunately we don't carry it. Our license is going to expire next month.

Anybody know what we can do in this situation. Has anybody got a licence recently from VA state.

thanks
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