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International Students

Current F-1/J-1 Students

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International Students

Center for International Programs
West Chester University
320 Mitchell Hall
675 S. Church Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-3515
Fax: 610-436-3426

Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 610-436-3411

Graduate Admissions
Phone: 610-436-2943

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

International Student Advising:
Make an appointment.
Limited availability for walk-ins.

Driver's License

Students are encouraged to obtain a Pennsylvania State Driver's License if they plan to drive in the United States. Please note that several states, including PA, require that a nonimmigrant have at least six months remaining on your qualifying immigration document to be eligible for a license.

Obtaining a Driver's License or PA State ID

If you have a license from your home country, you can use that to drive in the US for up to one year. Please visit a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Office. The closest office to WCU is: 225 Lancaster Avenue, Malvern PA 19355 1-800-932-4600

A DMV Official will verify your information in the Department of Homeland Security's SAVE System. To apply you will need the following documents:

  • Passport
  • I-94
  • Verification letter from the CIP - Request a Driver's License letter for the Department of Motor Vehicles as this letter is required when you are applying for a Driver's License.
  • I-20/DS2019


Additional Resources:

Visit this DMV site for additional DVM information and fact sheet for Non-United States Citizens

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