Non-US citizens can drive up to one-year on their foreign country license as long as that country is a part of the Geneva Compact. To find out if your home country is part of the Geneva Compact, please visit DriveKY.org
- The one-year date comes from the entry date stamped on their immigration document such as the I-94.
- If you are from a country that is not recognized by the Geneva Compact ,the non-US citizen cannot drive on their foreign license.
Applications for a Kentucky drivers license can be made at the address below:
The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
141 Leestown Center Way, Suite 125
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: (859) 963-4018
The following information is required at the time of application:
- Visa, Passport, I-94
- Employment Verification letter from University of Kentuck HR (Scovell Hall main office)
- Proof of Address within the last 60 days
- H-1B Approval (I-797A)
- Social Security card, Tax ID number, or an Ineligibility letter from the Social Security Administration
- Bring at least $60 for fees associated with applying for the license
KRS 186.412 requires all non U.S. citizens wishing to apply for a Kentucky driver's license or ID card to make application to a Division of Driver Licensing Regional Office. For more information about the rules for obtaining a Kentucky Driver’s License, please go to: http://transportation.ky.gov/driver-licensing/pages/non-us-citizens.aspx
NOTE: Non-immigrants are not allowed to register to vote. Please check "NO" when asked in your application.