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CA ID/DL Information & Question Thread (Exam Questions!)

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This thread will be informational for those who are in CA trying to get a CA DL..especially if you have an out of state license too!

I just want to help everyone out here. Just because I have everything now, I'm not trying to ditch everyone on this forum because there are still those waiting! So, here's to help.

So first off, I went to the SSA 11/28/12 .. then I went to the DMV 11/29/12 so I guess I took a risk.

I went to the DMV line at 7 A.M. in the morning at Lincoln Park (because one of the members told me he got a 5 year license here :smile:) *fingers crossed*

So I lined up, applied for my license. Here's the thing. I have an out of state license from WA like many of you have posted. So I finished my application, and the lady just asked for my EAD, no SSN actual card (just the number).

She then also asked for my WA ID since I told her I had one (I didn't have to take behind wheel test because of this). I paid $31 and she hands me a receipt and tells me to stand in line in which I got my fingerprint/picture taken. Then I went to the testing room for my written exam.

I took the written exam and got 1 wrong which means I passed. The lady asked me for my WA license and she hole punched it (which means it's temporary now). She told me I didn't need it and she handed me over my Temporary CA License and said I should receive my ID in the mail soon.

In no way shape or form did anyone ask me about DACA! Also, I was very surprised because I went to SSA on 11/28 around 1pm (near closing time)..and went the next morning to the DMV 11/29 first in line in the morning and the information was already processed. The DMV was able to verify my SSN obviously because if they didn't, I wouldn't have gotten my temp license. Ah I'm so thankful!

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Also, I'd like to help those out in the WRITTEN EXAM

. I have my paper and will be posting a video shortly..but in the meantime, I will post YouTube links and really these are all you need. (Questions exactly the same except maybe 1 or 2)

http://www.youtube.com/user/enjoyqwer

^ ^ user has about 6 sample tests -- very helpful.

So how to study? Honestly, I just looked at these videos once. They pretty much have all the same questions, but I urge you to look at all the vids because some have different questions!

Lastly, I would like to say that in no way shape or form did ANYONE ask about DACA, my status, etc at the DMV. It was a very smooth process. IF ANYONE HAS QUESTIONS, DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK IN THIS FORUM. I AM HERE TO HELP :)

Also, I will update on how many years my license is for.

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How Long does it take for ur ID/DL card to arrive in the mail??? Today is 3 weeks that i did the process for my ID. and 2 weeks since i passed my driving test....all this in CA...

didn't even open the drivers handbook... only study using youtube videos.... worked like a charm... :D

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U got ur social security number the next day ?

well, I already had my social # from when I came into the U.S., and I just needed to go to SSA to have it be work verified, but the next day

everything was processed already!

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How Long does it take for ur ID/DL card to arrive in the mail??? Today is 3 weeks that i did the process for my ID. and 2 weeks since i passed my driving test....all this in CA...

didn't even open the drivers handbook... only study using youtube videos.... worked like a charm... :D

I'm still waiting for it to arrive in the mail. It's supposed to take 7-10 days

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I'm still waiting for it to arrive in the mail. It's supposed to take 7-10 days

I got my DL on the mail today.... took exactly 2 weeks 1 day....Valid for 5 years...

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Thanks for the info!! I was studying the handbook but ugh!! it's sooo long =S .... i'll just study the practice tests and the ones from the vids now :D

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Thanks for the info!! I was studying the handbook but ugh!! it's sooo long =S .... i'll just study the practice tests and the ones from the vids now :D

you got it :)

yeah that's all you need!!

by the way..Rudy - which DMV location did you go to and did you paper license say temporary or interim??

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you got it :)

yeah that's all you need!!

by the way..Rudy - which DMV location did you go to and did you paper license say temporary or interim??

the DMV located in Compton ( by avalon and 91 fwy)

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I received my EAD on the Nov 19, 12 and ran to the SSA at 3:00 pm because that's when the mail gets to my house the securities allowed me to walk in at 3:05. I was the last person they took. The lady that helped me told me to come back tomorrow at 9 am which is the time they open to get a printout. She gave me a receipt paper that I needed to show when asking for the printout. I did go the next morning I was the 2nd person in line. It took them like 5 minutes to hand me the printout. Then I headed to the DMV. I passed my writing with 100% :). I took my behind the wheel test last Tuesday Nov 27, 2012. I'm just waiting for DL to come in the mail. Here is some info that may be helpful to some of you reading this. Download the app "DMV NOW" very helpful app. Take the practice test a few times before taking the actual test. Another thing I wanted to point out is that not all DMV's will give you the test in paper some DMV's have upgraded to touch screen monitors. Also meaning the writing test are a lot harder. Good luck to everyone. I hope everyone passes both test. I will let you guys know how long is my licence valid for.

Deeply in my heart I'm praying for it to be valid for 5 years.

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I received my EAD on the Nov 19, 12 and ran to the SSA at 3:00 pm because that's when the mail gets to my house the securities allowed me to walk in at 3:05. I was the last person they took. The lady that helped me told me to come back tomorrow at 9 am which is the time they open to get a printout. She gave me a receipt paper that I needed to show when asking for the printout. I did go the next morning I was the 2nd person in line. It took them like 5 minutes to hand me the printout. Then I headed to the DMV. I passed my writing with 100% :). I took my behind the wheel test last Tuesday Nov 27, 2012. I'm just waiting for DL to come in the mail. Here is some info that may be helpful to some of you reading this. Download the app "DMV NOW" very helpful app. Take the practice test a few times before taking the actual test. Another thing I wanted to point out is that not all DMV's will give you the test in paper some DMV's have upgraded to touch screen monitors. Also meaning the writing test are a lot harder. Good luck to everyone. I hope everyone passes both test. I will let you guys know how long is my licence valid for.

Deeply in my heart I'm praying for it to be valid for 5 years.

Cinthya, does your temporary license say "interim" or "temporary"?

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I received my EAD on the Nov 19, 12 and ran to the SSA at 3:00 pm because that's when the mail gets to my house the securities allowed me to walk in at 3:05. I was the last person they took. The lady that helped me told me to come back tomorrow at 9 am which is the time they open to get a printout. She gave me a receipt paper that I needed to show when asking for the printout. I did go the next morning I was the 2nd person in line. It took them like 5 minutes to hand me the printout. Then I headed to the DMV. I passed my writing with 100% :). I took my behind the wheel test last Tuesday Nov 27, 2012. I'm just waiting for DL to come in the mail. Here is some info that may be helpful to some of you reading this. Download the app "DMV NOW" very helpful app. Take the practice test a few times before taking the actual test. Another thing I wanted to point out is that not all DMV's will give you the test in paper some DMV's have upgraded to touch screen monitors. Also meaning the writing test are a lot harder. Good luck to everyone. I hope everyone passes both test. I will let you guys know how long is my licence valid for.

Deeply in my heart I'm praying for it to be valid for 5 years.

Cinthya, when you went to the SSA office did you ask for the printout? or did they just tell they were gonna give it to you?

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Thank you so much for the info tengo mucha fe en dios that it will be good for 5 years. I know is not 100% but I have this feeling it will be good until 2017.

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Thank you so much for the info tengo mucha fe en dios that it will be good for 5 years. I know is not 100% but I have this feeling it will be good until 2017.

no problem Amen!

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