Driver's License/ PA State ID
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.
A DMV Official will verify your information in the Department of Homeland Security's SAVE System. To apply you will need the following documents:
- 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.
Visit this DMV site for additional DVM information and fact sheet for Non-United States Citizens