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Who is eligible for a U.S. State driver's license?

You must reside in the State of New Hampshire for more than two months in order to be eligible for a NH State Driver's license. For more information, see: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/driver-licensing/index.htm

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How do I apply for a New Hampshire state driver's license?

For information on how to apply for a NH Driver's License, see the DMV website at: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/driver-licensing/non-us-citizen/temporary.htm

In addition, see our OVIS website to request a DMV letter of support: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~ovis/services/licensereq.html

I live in Vermont. How do I apply for a Vermont state driver's license?

http://dmv.vermont.gov/

Where can I find the driver's manual?

Scroll down on the following webpage to the heading "Driver Licensing", and click on the link for "DRIVER'S MANUAL (OPERATOR) New Hampshire":

http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/forms/documents/nhdm.pdf

I already hold a license in another U.S. State. Do I need to get a New Hampshire license now that I live here?

Yes you do, if you plan to reside in New Hampshire for more than two months.

I have a license in my home country. Can I drive in the U.S. using that license?

Generally, yes you can, however if you live in the State of NH for more than two months, and are driving, you are required to have a New Hampshire state license.

I have an International driver's license. Can I drive in the U.S. using that license?

Generally, yes you can, however if you live in the State of NH for more than two months, and are driving, you are required to have a New Hampshire state license.

I've never driven a car before, or held a driver's license. Can I apply for a U.S. State driver's license?

Yes, however if you have never held a driver's license in your home country, you must complete a driver's education course before taking the driver's test. Information on this requirement can be found here: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/driver-licensing/non-us-citizen/index.htm

Contact information for driver's education schools can be found here: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/driver-licensing/education-training/driving-schools.htm

I don't want to drive, but I do want to get a New Hampshire State ID card. How do I apply for one?

According to the DMV website found at: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/driver-licensing/non-us-citizen/faq.htm#non-driver-id-visa

Only the following individuals may apply for a State ID card: U.S. permanent residents; refugees; those individuals working here on an employment authorization card.

Can I borrow a car to take the driver's test?

Yes, but the car must be correctly registered in the State of New Hampshire.

Can I rent a car to take the driver's test?

Yes, but again, the car must be registered in the State of New Hampshire.

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Last Updated: 11/6/13