For information on how to obtain permission to drive in the State of Texas, see the Texas Department of Public Safety website.
Generally, a person 18 to 75 years of age, with a valid out–of–country driver’s license in their possession, may drive a private, non–commercial motor vehicle for up to one year from their date of entry into the United States — if their home country has reciprocity with the U.S.
You must be able to prove that you reside in Texas and that you have lived here for at least 30 days. You must prove your residency using two documents that contain your name and residential address. Acceptable documents are listed on the Texas Department of Public Safety website.
You also should call or email the Texas Department of Public Safety License Issuance Office at 512-424-2600 (English) or 512-424-7181 (Spanish) or by e-mail at email@example.com to verify that your license has reciprocity in the U.S.
If you are a holder of a valid foreign drivers license and want to obtain a Texas driver's license, you must take and pass all required tests—vision, driver knowledge and driving and maneuverability.
This handout offers instructions for students and scholars interested in obtaining a Texas driver’s license.
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