Maybe it will be very intresting information for someone about obtaining valid driving license in the USA. My situation was like this: I got B-2 visa valid for 1 year. Before comming to the USA I made some prepariations till comming and I opened us-paypal account almost 2 months before entering the USA. I will write you later why I did it. I also applied for ISIC student ID in my country and applied for International Driving License form http://www.ida.com.ua/index.phtml?locale=en with my american address (my uncle address and I live there). I also bougt 2 prepaid T-mobile sim cards to my gsm cell phone (I removed simlock before comming to america from my cell). I also printed all forms for ITIN and SSN to have it ready. I came to the USA on July 9th 2005 to the NYC. The same day I went to my local bank - Polish&Slavic Federal Credit Union www.psfcu.com and the bank opened for me saving account, the issue me the same time photo atm card with my date of birthday and I also activated access to my account by the internet. Then I asked bank's representative to print me information that they opened an account for me and she did it. Then I was comming to the postoffice and steped in to Raid Aid pharmacy to buy virtual MasterCard https://www.websecretcard.com/index.aspx I loaded it with 20$. Then I came to notary public to notarized my passport (just a xero copy and a stmap and they got 2$) and at the post office I send application for ITIN number according to exception H (having opend account at financial institution) with that information from my bank and with that notarized passport. Then I came back home to activate that virtual MasterCard, added my bank account and that virtual credit card to my PayPal account, because I needed it to become verified. It was verified next day and I could apply for PayPal MasterCard debit card (it's debit mastercard, but without debit mark on it and can be used as credit card!). One of my t-mobile sim card was set to (347) are code and I use it for my official number. Next card was for other purpose. After couple of days I geot that card from PayPal and I could go for my trip to Charlotte, NC (my target place for obtaining driving license). I went there and find a place to rent a mail box and I choose one (there is a lot of places like that...). Before stepping to that place I called T-mobile customer servce and asked to change my second sim card to local area code from Charlotte. They did after couple of minuters and I had my Charlotte's phone number I applied for mail box, I presented to the employee my passport, atm card with my photo, paypay debit card (i said it's credit card ), national's id card, national driving licens, international driving license and he made a copy of it, asked for some phone number and wanted cash for 1 year and ddeposit for a key. I paid him 30$. I got address like this:
home_number streen_name # box_number
charlotte, nc zip_code
and then I went to local SSA location to get SSA denial letter. I presented my passport and my mail box address and they printed that denial letter and give it to me. I came back to NYC and waitted for ITIN number. Then I applied at https://moversguide.usps.com/ for moving all my mail from Charlotte's mail box to my local address in NYC and if someone send me corespondence to Charlotte, USPS send it to NYC address I provided on the website. NC DMV as a proof of NC residency accept library card, so I orderd online http://www.plcmc.org/sharedPages/getACard.htm and they send me it for free to that mail box address, but USPS forwarded it for free to NYC After 4 weeks I received ITIN from IRS and I was ready to go to Charlotte next, last time. I went there with all the documents. I filled out the forms allong with local phone number from T-mobile, address from my mail box address and presented documents according to
- Proof of Residency:
- Proof of Age and Identity:
Valid passport and I-94 form. They didn't care that it was B-2 visa and I-94 valid only for 6 months.
Requirements for Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN):
ITIN letter form IRS and denial letter from SSA.
Then I passed written test, vision test, they took a picture of me, I paid them for my driving license and asked about registering with organ donation, voters and selective service, but I refused, because it was optional. Then I passed very easy road test and left DMV with temporary driving license. Then I came back to the NYC. I received regular, valid for 8 years driving license with my Charlotte's address, DMV send it to my mail box, but USPS send it to NYC. Then I called to mail box office and said I cancel that service and I will send them keys to that mail box and they said ok. I also removed mail forward at USPS webside and closed account at Charlotte's library by sending them that card allong with information to close it. Now I have valid driving license from NC for 8 years and ITIN number. Now I can more
Lenght for validation of driving license is according to the chart on page 25 of http://www.ncdot.org/DMV/driver_serv...DL_English.pdf
If someone have ITIN number and friend or family in NC state, you can do it vary fast!
Go and do it before any dmv changes they make.