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Old 04-12-2010, 01:57 AM
 
Location: istanbul, Turkiye
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How many days does it take to get driver license in Seattle?

and i am non-resident but have social security number and J1 visa so can I get driver license even I am not resident?

Thanks for the replies!
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:04 AM
 
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You take two tests-- the written test and the driving test. It's possible to do both on the same day and leave with a license (if you pass both).

I knew some Japanese foreign exchange students attending colleges that got driver licenses and cars. (I don't know if that situation applies to you or not.)
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:20 AM
 
Location: istanbul, Turkiye
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You take two tests-- the written test and the driving test. It's possible to do both on the same day and leave with a license (if you pass both).

I knew some Japanese foreign exchange students attending colleges that got driver licenses and cars. (I don't know if that situation applies to you or not.)
Thanks.

I will have 2-3 days in Seattle then I need to come back to NYC. As I know it takes long time to get driver license in NYC. So I want to get it when I come to Seattle.
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:38 AM
 
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... Oh no...

That's definitely not going to work. You have to show proof of a residential address in WA state to get WA State Driver license. Just as you have to show an address of where you live at in NY to get a NY state driver license.

(Much apologies, I was thinking a Non-resident as someone who just moved here or has no plans of staying here in the longer run.)
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:42 AM
 
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... Oh no...

That's definitely not going to work. You have to show proof of a residential address in WA state to get WA State Driver license. Just as you have to show an address of where you live at in NY to get a NY state driver license.

(Much apologies, I was thinking a Non-resident as someone who just moved here or has no plans of staying here in the longer run.)

I will stay with my gf in seattle. is it possible to give her address?
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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I will stay with my gf in seattle. is it possible to give her address?
Nope. The state of WA is the most anal state I've been through re: DL. They require a very rigid list of documents to prove residency and (surprise-surprise) even a rental agreement with your name on it isn't one of them. Check here for the latest:

WA State Licensing: Proof of identity and residence
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:57 PM
 
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It's just not Washington, geekie. Quite a few states are trying to comply with the Federal Real ID Act. Those that are will have similar hoops to jump through. The state in which I have residence also has similar strict requirements. However, a bunch of states are resisting to comply to the standards.

Real ID Act Might Cause Real Hassles For Travelers : NPR






But to answer you question, agreeta, Inkpoe is correct, you have to show residence. Theoretically, it is supposedly against the law to hold a driver's license in more than one state because you only are supposed to have domicile (one state that you declare residency) in one state.

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Old 04-14-2010, 03:11 AM
 
Location: istanbul, Turkiye
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I'm not living any of these states Actually I'm not even living in US. I'm coming via "work and travel" student program. I worked in NYC last year. But I need a driver license this summer. I'm living in Turkey and it takes 3-4 months to get driver license. So it is too late for me to get from here because I'll be in US on July. Also in NYC it takes 6 months.

So do you know any other state to get driver license easily?
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:18 AM
 
Location: Issaquah, WA
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I don't want to hijack this thread, but was just wondering what tests you need to take if you already have an overseas driving license ?
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:24 AM
 
Location: istanbul, Turkiye
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I don't want to hijack this thread, but was just wondering what tests you need to take if you already have an overseas driving license ?
As I know nothing. But not sure.
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