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I am a permanent resident of New Hampshire, may I apply for a driver license?

I am here in the US on an employment authorization card. May I apply for a driver license?

I am a refugee. May I apply for a driver license?

I am here in the US on a work Visa. May I apply for a driver license?

I am here in the US on a student Visa. May I apply for a driver license?

I am here as a spouse, partner in a civil union or dependent of an individual on a work or student VISA. May I apply for a driver license?

I am here in the US on a tourist Visa. May I apply for a driver license?

What documents are necessary to prove I am living in New Hampshire?

Where may I apply for a driver license?

What tests will I need to complete?

May I take the tests on different days?

Do I need an appointment for a road test?

How much does a driver license cost?

Will I receive my driver license on the same day I apply and pass the tests?

My driver license is about to expire, but I have not received approval for VISA extension from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services. What can I do?

Is it necessary to come to the Concord Office each time I renew my driver license?

If I become a naturalized citizen, what can I do to renew my license?

May I apply for a non-driver identification card?

May I apply for a non-driver identification card if I am in the US on a Visa?

What documents are necessary for a non-driver identification card?

How much does a non-driver identification card cost?

Who may I contact for information regarding my legal status in the US?

How can I get to the Non-US Citizen driver licensing office in Concord?

back to topI am a permanent resident of New Hampshire, may I apply for a driver license?

Yes. See Non-US Citizen Residing in New Hampshire.

back to topI am here in the US on an employment authorization card. May I apply for a driver license?

Yes. See Non-US Citizen Residing in New Hampshire.

back to topI am a refugee. May I apply for a driver license?

Yes. See Non-US Citizen Residing in New Hampshire.

back to topI am here in the US on a work Visa. May I apply for a driver license?

Yes. See Non-US Citizen Temporarily Residing in New Hampshire.

back to topI am here in the US on a student Visa. May I apply for a driver license?

Yes. See Non-US Citizen Temporarily Residing in New Hampshire.

back to topI am here as a spouse, civil union partner or dependent of an individual on a work or student Visa. May I apply for a driver license?

Yes. See Non-US Citizen Temporarily Residing in New Hampshire.

back to topI am here in the US on a tourist Visa. May I apply for a driver license?

No.

back to topWhat documents are necessary to prove I am living in New Hampshire?

Please review the Residency section of our proof of identification and residency form.

back to topWhere may I apply for a driver license?

NH Dept. of Safety
DMV - Non-US Citizen
23 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
(603) 227-4175
Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

back to topWhat tests will I need to complete?

  • Eye test.
  • Knowledge test.
  • Road test.

back to topMay I take the tests on different days?

Yes.

back to topDo I need an appointment for a road test?

Yes. After you pass the Knowledge Exam you will be scheduled for a road test.

back to topHow much does a driver license cost?

Please review our list of fees.

back to topWill I receive my driver license on the same day I apply and pass the tests?

No. You will receive a temporary driver license.

back to topMy driver license is about to expire, but I have not received approval for Visa extension from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services. What can I do?

Contact the Non-US Citizen office.

back to topIs it necessary to come to the Concord Office each time I renew my driver license?

Yes, if you are here on a Visa or a Work Authorization Card. Permanent residents, asylees and refugees may go to any DMV office.

back to topIf I become a naturalized citizen, what can I do to renew my license?

Bring your naturalized citizen documents or U.S. Passport to any DMV office.

back to topMay I apply for a non-driver identification card?

Yes, if you are:

  • A permanent resident.
  • A refugee.
  • Here on an employment authorization card.

back to topMay I apply for a non-driver identification card if I am in the US on a Visa?

No.

back to topWhat documents are necessary for a non-driver identification card?

Please view our Non-Driver Identification Card section.

back to topHow much does a non-driver identification card cost?

$10.00 for an original or a renewal.

back to topWho may I contact for information regarding my legal status in the US?

US Department of Homeland Security
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services

back to topHow can I get to the Non-US Citizen driver licensing office in Concord?

Directions to Concord.


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