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International Students & Scholars

Driver's License

For information about applying for a Virginia driver’s license, please contact the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Please note the DMV documentary requirements are complex—even for Americans. Be sure you understand from the DMV website what documents you, as an international, need to show for a driver’s license application.

In addition to what’s on the DMV website, if you have an F-1 or J-1 visa, you must present a GEO DMV letter as part of your driver’s license application. To request a GEO DMV letter, please send an email to geois@vcu.edu (subject line: DMV Letter). (If you have an H-1B visa, no GEO DMV letter is required.)

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