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Apply for a Driver's License

Date: Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 Time: All Day Event Location: International Center, 3rd Floor


Time: 9:00 am – 11:30am and 1:00pm - 3:03 pm

Students who wish to obtain a Michigan Driver's License may start and complete their administrative processing and take the required written test at a convenient on-campus location starting September 24th through September 25th. You may also apply for a renewal of your Michigan Driver's License or a Michigan ID Card.

No advance registration is necessary to attend the sessions.

PLEASE NOTE that you must arrive no later than 11:30am for the morning session and no later than 3:30pm for the afternoon session. This will allow sufficient time to verify documents and complete the test. (See session schedule below). 


The documentation required for these sessions is as follows for all under F-1, F-2, J-1, or J-2 status:

1.     Passport

2.     I-20 or DS-2019

3.     Two documents proving residency in the State of Michigan. Common examples include: Rental agreement or lease document for your place of residence, a letter from your bank or recent bank statement showing your address, or a blank check showing your address.

4.     PHOTOCOPIES of items 1, 2, and 3

5.     Social Security Document. May include any of the following: Social Security Card (Original only- no copy needed) or letter from Social Security Administration confirming that you are NOT eligible for a SSN (denial/rejection letter, also called SSA L-676)(ORIGINAL AND PHOTOCOPY REQUIRED).

6.     MI License Fees: $25 for new MI license; $18 for renewal MI (if driver's license hasn't expired)

MI Identification Card Fees: $10 for new MI ID Card; $10 for renewal MI ID Card

(Payments can be made via check, money order, or debit/cred card - Discover, MasterCard or Visa*)

*Nominal 2% processing fee to charge debit/credit card.

SPEED UP THE APPLICATION PROCESS with a driver's license translation:

You can get your driver's license up to 30 DAYS FASTER if you provide the following three documents:

1.     Your original home country driver's license

2.     Photocopy of your home country driver's license


September 24, 2015

9am-11:30 am & 1-3:30pm

International Center, 3rd Floor

3.     An official English translation of your home country driver's license (unless English already appears on the license). If you do not have an official translation, fee free to use this OISS template:*. You cannot translate your own license. Translators must be either faculty members or graduate students at MSU. Translations must be typed.  




OISS and Secretary of State
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