I am on F1 visa and currently on OPT. My OPT ends in Dec 2014. I have my H1B approved and it starts from Oct 2014.
My driver's license expired on 31 Aug 2014. When I went to the BMV (Bureau of Motor Vehicles) office (I am in Ohio), they said I cannot renew my license till my H1B starts, i.e. 1 Oct 2014.
I am pretty sure I can get my license renewed only on OPT, as one of my friend got it. It is just that I thought H1B has longer duration, so I should try with H1B. But since it cannot be used, I asked them to renew on my OPT (till Dec 2014 at least). But they said it cannot be done at all.
I really need my license as I cannot work without it.