The Non-US Citizen office establishes driver license policies, procedures, and requirements for Non-US citizens who are temporarily residing in New Hampshire or who have applied for permanent residency. RSA 263:39-a.
Original Driver License or Non-Driver Identification
Requirements for an Original Driver License or Non-Driver Identification will depend on the driver's status in the country and length of stay.
- All Non-US Citizens must appear in Concord for the first time when applying for a driver license or non-driver identification card. Depending on your immigration status, you may go to any DMV office for future transactions.
- Non-US Citizens who have established residency in New Hampshire should review the requirements for a Permanent Resident, Asylee, Refugee, Employment Authorization Card (EAD or OPT).
- Non-US Citizens who hold a student or work Visa should review the requirements for Non-US Citizens temporarily residing in New Hampshire.
- Non-US Citizens who are visiting on a tourist Visa (B1 or B2) are not eligible for a New Hampshire Driver License.
- If you are an "A" or "G" Visa holder, please provide a letter of non-eligibility from the US Department of State.
- For a driver license, all Non-US applicants must take a full test (vision, knowledge and road test) at the Concord DMV unless you are transferring an out-of-state, U.S. Territory, Canadian, or French license not expired more than one year. Please see our Hours and Locations page for testing times. The knowledge test is available at all DMV locations in English, French and Spanish. Interpreters for all languages except French and Spanish are permitted to interpret the knowledge test at the Concord DMV only. Interpreters must provide identification.
- If you are under 18 years old and do not have a valid driver license to transfer, you must take a New Hampshire Driver Education course and must comply with the Driver Licensing Requirement for Minors.
- If you have an EAD card and already hold a NH driver license or identification card and are currently under deportation proceedings, you must provide your new court hearing date in order to receive an extension.
Please contact the Non-US Citizen office if you have any questions regarding Non-US Citizen driver licenses or non-driver identification cards at:
NH Dept. of Safety
DMV - Non-US Citizen Office
23 Hazen Drive
Concord NH 03305