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    My au pair got into a car accident and the cop gave her also a ticket for driving without a valid license when she had her valid international driverís license with her.
    The Au Pair Program is an educational and cultural exchange program with a childcare component. Au pairs come to the United States for one year to provide up to 45 hours of childcare per week for their host family while pursuing educational credits.
    I am trying to write a letter to DMV to request an appeal to this ticket since apparently was misinformed and she is not a resident.

    I would like to know what I should say in the letter.

    Thank you

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    A letter to the DMV is unlikely to accomplish anything helpful.

    If she received a ticket from a police officer, then ordinarily she would have the option either to pay the fine or to request a hearing.

    The ticket should specify the procedure for requesting a hearing (you didn't say which state this occurred in so I can't offer anything more specific than that).

    At the hearing, she can present her evidence and information and the judge or hearing officer, as applicable, can decide whether her documentation is sufficient to overcome the charge.

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    We are in NY, sorry about that.

    On the ticket, the police officer checked the circle with Return by mail before, or in-person on 03/24/20.
    That is we are writing a letter. Her English is very broken

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    Default Re: International Driverís License

    Did she have her foreign Driver's Licence with her? The IDL is useless without it.

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    She did.

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    What state did she receive the ticket in?

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    Default Re: International Driverís License

    in New York

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    Default Re: International Driverís License

    Is she actually attending a school in New York?

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    Default Re: International Driverís License

    Yes, as part of the program, all au pairs have to study to get credit, by law.

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    Default Re: International Driverís License

    New York doesn't even require an IDL.

    https://dmv.ny.gov/driver-license/drive-new-york-state

    Non-residents

    Out-of-state and foreign driver licenses
    You can drive in New York State with a valid driver license from another state or country. You don’t need to apply for a New York State driver license unless you become a New York State resident.

    If you have a driver license from another country you do not need to have an International Driving Permit, but it is helpful. The permit verifies in several languages that you have a valid driver license. Police officers who can’t read the language on your foreign driver license will be able to read the permit. Contact the authorities in your home country to get an International Driving Permit.



    Visitors from other countries
    If you have a driver license from any nation, you do not need a New York State license to drive here. You should only apply for a New York State driver license if you become a resident of New York State.

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