posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 09:09 AM
I had to go through this procedure when I was an international student in the U.S.A. I made countless trips to the DMV since they never provided me
with a list of all the documents I needed to present to them and every time I went they told me about another document I needed... About the fifth
time I went there, they finally got tired of me and gave me a list. I gathered all required documents and went again, but guess what? Their system was
down!!! That whole ordeal prolonged the process for over a month. Several times I had to spend the whole work day at the DMV (7am to 5pm) just to be
told that I needed another document or waiting on the system to get back up... I felt very much played around, but what made me feel the most
uncomfortable was the fact that I had to ask someone to drive me to the DMV and back every single time... And in my case it was the same person. At
the end of the whole thing, the DMV employees told me not to go to that particular DMV anymore, but to the other one in town since they were also
tired going through all the hoops and I assume they felt bad about me going back and forth a million times... That was after I got my DL though! The
licence I got was only valid until the expiration date on the U.S. visa in my passport. I went to a graduate school in another state so I had to get a
DL from there and the rules there were different. Maybe that was because I already had a U.S. DL, but it was way easier and the process infinitelly
shorter. I also got my DL from there for ten years. It expires this year though...
Anyway, even though I am not an American, I can relate to your situation, since I had to go through the same process when I lived in the U.S. All I
can wish you is good luck!