Obtaining a Driver's License

Refer to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website for information on how F-1 students can obtain a driver's license.

After reading the instructions carefully, fill out the State ID/Driver License Request Form. You will receive an email notification when your support letter is ready to be picked up in the Immigration and Support Services office. It usually takes approximately 7-10 business days to obtain your support letter, so do plan accordingly. Furthermore, in order to receive your support letter, you must be in good academic standing and a full-time student.

In addition to the support letter, to apply for the State ID/Driver License you will also need to request a transcript.

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Bridgeport is located at 95 Sylvan Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06608.

The Bridgeport DMV is open on the following time schedules:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8AM to 4PM
  • Thursday: 8AM to 6:30PM
  • Saturday: 8AM to 12:30PM

The fee for your license can vary from $66 to $77, depending on the number of years the license will be valid (five and one-half to seven years), which depends on your date of birth. Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, money orders, personal checks, bank checks, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and most debit cards. Please make all checks payable to DMV. ATM machines are available at all full-service branch offices. The Bridgeport DMV gives oral tests in English only.

Request a State ID/Drive License