NC Immigration: The DMV And Getting A Driver’s License

The North Carolina DMV Handbook states that an immigrant or visa holder needs any two (2) of the following:

  • Permanent Resident Card,
  • Waiver Traveler/Waiver Business Admission Stamp,
  • Machine-Readable Immigrant Visa (MRIV) with Temp I-551 Language,
  • U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card,
  • Temporary I-551 Stamp on Passport or I-94,
  • Other Documents (Non-Student) w/Alien Number,
  • I-766 Employment Authorization Card,
  • I-220 B Order of Supervision w/I-766 card,
  • I-20 (F1,F2, M1, M2) Certification with I-94 Arrival/Departure Document or Unexpired Foreign Passport with CBP Admission Stamp,
  • Electronic I-94,
  • I-512L Authorization for Parole of an Alien into the U.S. w/supporting immigration document (I-551, I-766 or I-94),
  • DS2019 (J1, J2) Certification with I-94 Arrival/Departure Document or Unexpired Foreign Passport with CBP Admission Stamp, and
  • Unexpired Foreign Passport w/CBP Admission Stamp.

Essentially, you will need two of the thirteen above-stated items to establish proof of lawful permanent residence. Generally, a visa holder has documentation with an “A” Number and a foreign passport with a Custom and Border Patrol Admission Stamp. Additionally, items such as a Permanent Resident Card (aka “Green Card”) and an Employment Authorization Card (aka “EAD”) are also common forms of proof.

If you have any concerns, you should speak with a local Immigration Attorney, or you may call Fickey Martinez Law Firm, P.L.L.C. at (910) 526-0066 or email at attorney@fickeymartinezlaw.com.

 

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