Student Resources

Getting a Driver’s License

When applying for a driver license, you must inform the DMV that you are an F-1 student. A social security number is not necessary for a driver license. You will need to bring these documents to the DMV:

  • Your I-20 (which must be valid for at least the next 6 months)
  • Your I-94 printout
  • Your passport
  1. Make an appointment for the written test. You can take a practice test and make appointments online.
  2. The fee will be posted on the DMV website. Check the website to see what form of payment the DMV is currently accepting.
  3. After passing the written test, you will be given a temporary driver’s license. You have one more test to take. This is the behind-the-wheel test. DMV will give you this information and you have to return for a second test. This driving test is with an authorized DMV examiner who will be in the car with you to determine your safety and driving skills.
  4. Keep in mind that all drivers, International or American, must have liability insurance for their cars. It is required by law.
  5. Visit your International Student Services office (AD103) if you have questions or need help.