Driver’s License

ATTENTION: New incoming students who check-in by August 31st, should wait until mid-late September before visiting the Department of Motor Vehicles.

In order to drive in Connecticut you must have a Connecticut Driver’s license or one of the following:

  • valid out-of-state (U.S.) driver’s license
  • valid out-of-country driver’s license(from your home country) AND international driver’s permit (you must carry BOTH)

How to Apply For a Driver’s License or State ID – DMV Checklist

In order to drive in Connecticut you must have a Connecticut Driver’s license or one of the following:

  • valid out-of-state (U.S.) driver’s license
  • valid out-of-country driver’s license(from your home country) AND international driver’s permit (you must carry BOTH)

International Driver Permits

An International Driver Permit (IDP) is essentially an English translation of a foreign language driver’s license issued by a foreign country. These permits can only be obtained in the country which issued the actual license.

Students and Visitors to Connecticut:

An IDP is not considered a valid license. It must accompany the valid foreign license. Connecticut permits a student or visitor to operate a motor vehicle in Connecticut for a period of up to one year with his or her foreign license.  If the license is in a language other than English or Spanish, the license must be accompanied by an IDP which serves as an English translation of the foreign license.

Note:  Out-of-country licenses are not acceptable as a form of identification.

Please visit the DMV for more information on IDP

CT Department of Motor Vehicles Website
For License/ID information go to “Driver’s License and ID’s” > “New” > “Non-US Citizens”
For Car Registration information go to “Vehicle Registration” > “New and Used Vehicles” > “Previously Registered in Connecticut” (used car) or “Newly Manufactured” (new car)

DMV Offices and Hours of Service
(Norwich, Enfield and Wethersfield are the closest offices to UConn Storrs)

Sample (Practice) Driving Tests

Taking the Driver’s Test (Hours, Costs and Procedure)

Driver’s Manual (For Studying)