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Obtaining a Driver's License

 

MASSACHUSETTS DRIVER'S LICENSE
If you are on a student, scholar or dependent visa (F1/F2, J1/J2, H1B/H4, E2, L2 etc.) and plan to drive in the U.S., you may apply for a Massachusetts driver's license.

You must have a valid Social Security number to apply for driver's license. If you do not have a valid Social Security number, you must obtain a written denial notice from the Social Security Administration explaining why you can't obtain a Social Security number.

INTERNATIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE (IDP)
Depending on your home country, you may be able to use a valid driver's license from your home country to drive in Massachusetts. If your home country's license is not issued in English, you must first obtain an International Driving Permit in your home country. The International Driving Permit is valid only for one year from your date of entry into the U.S.

REGISTRY INFORMATION FOR MEDFORD AND BOSTON CAMPUS:
The closest Department of the Registry of Motor Vehicles to the Medford and Boston Campuses is located at 630 Washington Street in the Liberty Tree building in Boston. The telephone number is (617) 351-4500. It is a five minute walk from the Downtown Crossing Red Line T stop and right across from the Chinatown Orange Line T stop. The office is open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Thursdays 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. There are also offices in Melrose, Watertown, and Reading.

REGISTRY INFORMATION FOR GRAFTON CAMPUS:
The closest Department of the Registry of Motor Vehicles to the Grafton Campus is located at 611 Main Street in Worcester. The office is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Thursdays 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

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