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I had the same problem a few years ago (in California). The DMV requires a
proof of status to get your license renewed. Since my H-1B was being renewed,
I was allowed to stay in the country, but the date on my I-94 was expired,
which meant that I did not have a valid proof of status as far as the DMV was
The woman at the DMV told me that, well, I just had to take public
transportation (that's a good one!). I did not have a choice but to drive
anyway, hoping for the best with my Swiss license if anything happened before
I got my new visa.
Lukas Walter wrote:
> Thank you all for your answers.
> I don't have an international driving license, only my regular Swiss
> "kantonal" one. I heard that it is only allowed to use it for the first
> 90 days you are in the USA. I'm here since October and I am not sure if
> it is legal to drive with this one. Do you know something more precise
> about this?
> I don't worry too much about beeing caught with these expired license.
> But my car insurance would not cover me in a damage event when my
> papers are invalid.
> My J-1 visa expires at Marth 31th. But you are allowed to stay for
> another 30 days. As far as I know you are fine as long as you leave the
> USA before this period ends.
> I wonder how all the other student in my situation manage this problem.
> I assumed some of them would stay an enjoy some vacations before
> returning their country. Do they just don't care about, or I am wrong
> with something?
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Received on Fri Mar 05 2004 - 04:49:54 PST