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Obtaining A Driver License

The ISSO is happy to assist in the multi-step process of applying for a driver license or State ID. International Students & Scholars requesting to apply for a driver license or a Massachusetts State ID may request this via our RMV letter request tool. You may sign in with your student email and password, fill out the necessary information and click "Submit". A Designated School Official (DSO) will review your request and provide you with the letter within 3-5 business days.

Students from certain countries who have international driver permits may be eligible to drive inside the US. For further information, please see the FAQ about International Driving Permits, International Driver Licenses & Driving Privileges for Foreign Licensed Drivers (pdf)

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Below is a comprehensive checklist for the required documentation to apply for both a driver license and a Massachusetts State ID.