My STEM OPT is expiring in June 30,2015 and hence my driver's license. I called the DMV legal presence department and they said they can't extend my DL for that period. I have applied for another university and waiting for acceptance which may take some time (probably in July or August) and hence I am stuck without License during that time period. The DMV people told me that their hands are tied by DHS(Department of Homeland Security) people and hence they can't extend.
My friend who is in similar situation has got his DL covered for those 60 days period. This is weird. They didn't do it for me. Looks like it depends upon location of DMV from where one is getting DL.
Is it possible for me to drive using my Indian Driving License till the time I get new I-20 and renew my California DL ? OR any other alternative like obtaining permission from DHS and showing that as a proof to DMV so that they can extend that?