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Driver's Licenses

Obtaining a Florida Driver's License

International students may obtain a Florida driver's license as long as they have proper documentation. Students must complete your document check and immigration information session before they will be eligible to receive a Florida driver's license. Please note that students’ I-20 or DS-2019 must be in active status at the time of application to be eligible to receive a driver’s license.

Obtaining Your First Driver's License

Students who have never received a driver’s license previously will need to pass a traffic law and substance abuse education course as well as a driver's test that includes vision and hearing tests, road rules and traffic sign tests, and a driving test. Please visit the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) website at the link below for more information.