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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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