I am currently working in Florida. My H1B was picked up in the lottery. My final OPT expired on 8th June 2017 and currently I am on CAP-GAP. I already have received the I-797C as well as the CAP-GAP I-20 from the school. My driver’s license expired on 8th June 2017 as well.
When I went to renew my driver’s license at the local DMV, they checked my I-20, I-94, SSN Card and passport. Everything seemed smooth until the error in the system popped up stating “Refer student / exchange visitor to their school / program sponsor. The applicant must contact their immigration sponsor, to review their immigration status:. Issuance will be canceled.”
I contacted the international student office at my school and they confirmed that everything was up to date from immigration point of view. They kept on asserting that DMV is responsible for fixing this issue, whereas DMV again and again asks me to get this foxed from the school. I have already been to two different DMVs. They are just playing passing the buck. I am really frustrated about who has got the actual ownership of this problem. I am unnecessarily being punished despite having all the documentation up to date.
Is there anyone who is facing the same issue or anybody who has been through the same hassle? Your response would be greatly appreciated.