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Apply for a driver's license on campus

Posted By: OISS    Published: Friday, 24 Aug 2012


Instructions for On-Campus Driver's License Applications:
OISS is offering several opportunities for you to apply on MSU’s campus for a Michigan Driver’s License and to take the required written test of Michigan driving laws. If you wish to apply for a Driver’s License, you may begin the process on campus. However, there are a few steps that must be completed off campus. Please note that applications for State of Michigan Identification Cards will not be accepted on campus.

No advance registration is necessary to attend the sessions. The application and testing sessions will take place at the following dates and locations:

  • Monday, August 27th, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, 115 International Center
  • Tuesday, August 28th, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, 115 International Center
  • Friday, September 14th, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, 3rd Floor International Center
  • Monday, September 17th, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, 3rd Floor International Center

Documentation Requirements:
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-94 card (should be stapled in passport)
  3. I-20 or DS-2019
  4. PHOTOCOPIES of items 1, 2, and 3
  5. Social Security Document. May include any of the following:
    - Social Security Card
    - Letter from Social Security Administration listing your Social Security Number (SSN)
    - Letter from Social Security Administration confirming that you have applied for an SSNLetter from Social Security Administration confirming that you are NOT eligible for an SSN (denial/rejection letter, also called SSA L-676)
  6. 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
    - A blank check showing your address

For a complete list of possible residency documents, see column 4 of this document.

Speed up the Application Process with a driver’s license translation:
If you provide your home country driver’s license AND an official English translation (unless English already appears on the license), you can get your driver’s license up to THIRTY DAYS FASTER. Bring both your original license and a photocopy. If you do not have an official translation, feel free to use this OISS template (PDF)*. You cannot translate your own license. Translators must be either faculty members or graduate students at MSU. Translations must be typed.

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