International Students and Scholars Office

Driving in the U.S. and Public Transportation

Applying for a Massachusetts Driver's License

If you plan to drive in the U.S., you must have a valid driver's license. Students and scholars may apply for a Learner's Permit or a Passenger (Class D) Driver's License. For more information on applying, visit the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) website.

If you do not drive, but would like an alternate identification card that you can use instead of your passport for common transactions, you may apply for a Massachusetts State ID or Liquor ID.

Public Transportation