People with a current valid driver’s license from a foreign country can legally drive in California.
They do not need to get a California driver’s license or international driving permit (“IDP”) as long as: The license was lawfully issued in the country where they reside, and.
How long can you drive with a foreign license in the US?
How long can a tourist drive in California?
Tourists may drive rental cars in California for one year as long as they have a valid driver’s license from their home country. See theDepartment of Motor Vehicles for complete details.
What foreign driver’s licenses are valid in the US?
International driver’s licenses do not exist. There are only international driving permits (IDPs). In the United States, IDPs are only issued by two organizations (AAA and AATA). An IDP is a permit, not an ID card or a driver’s license, and it won’t even be recognized if you don’t also hold a valid driver’s license.
Can tourists get California driver’s license?
As requirements vary from state to state, check information on identification documents for tourists in your local driver’s license center. Therefore, as a tourist on a B1/B2 visa, you won’t be asked for providing SSN in those states which allow tourists to obtain US driver’s licenses.
Can an international student get a driver license in California?
Driving as an International Student. To drive in California, you will need to apply for a driver’s license. California does not recognize an International Driving Permit.