One question that many people ask is in regards to their right to drive when they come to the United States on a visa. As long as you are a temporary visa holder in New Jersey and fall into one of the applicable categories, you are eligible to apply for a drivers license. In some cases, it may be helpful to show the Motor Vehicle Commission (the organization in NJ that handles driving matters) your driver’s license from your country of origin.
Who can apply for a driver’s license?
Some of the visa holders that are eligible to apply include: students; temporary workers and their families; exchange program participants; intra-company transfers and their families; parents of U.S. citizens; international entertainers and athletes; religious ministers; those who are temporarily protected from deportation; treaty traders; families of international students.
How do I apply for a driver’s license in New Jersey?
You will be required to prove your legal status given by the USCIS to the Motor Vehicle Commission as well as bring a foreign license and other forms of identification. You may also have to take a driving knowledge test, a road test, and a vision test. It is important to familiarize yourself with the rules of the road here in the United States. There is a wide variety of resources that can help you prepare for any tests that may be required.
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