Foreigners, or aliens as some of us are called, in the United States, or just this Midwest State, are issued a one year only driving license. This new regulation started couple of years ago only. It is very annoying to renew the driving license every year. For international F-1 students, we need to show or provide the following documents:
- Visa ,
- Certification of enrollment,
- Social Security Number,
- Proof of Residence (such as a utility bill), and
Yesterday after getting all the documents ready I went to the Driver’s License Office. Luckily, no one mentioned that my visa is expired. Yet, I still didn’t receive my driving license it takes a week in process. So, I hope things will go fine. I can understand that I need a valid I-20 but why I need a visa to get a driving license?
Anyway, this is not the main topic of this and the coming post. Last week, I went to the International Center on campus to collect my certification of enrollment. When I proof read it while I was there I found that they, mistakenly, wrote “Please know that ___________________, a citizen of Kuwait, …”. I told them that I was born in Kuwait but I am a citizen of Jordan. The nice new lady that works there thought that since I was born in Kuwait my citizenship should be Kuwaiti. Nope!
to be continued …