Yes, students on F-1 visa in the US have the privilege of driving. I won’t say that the process is easy, but it is possible. I have listed the steps I would suggest you to get a driver's license in the US and feel free to checkout my YouTube video about my experience of the behind-the-wheel driving test.
- Go to a nearby Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and get a rules book. You can also find it online and learn the rules of driving in the US.
- Take sample writing exams online. For example, you can search on google, “Sample writing exam for California DMV”
- Go to a DMV in your area and carry all the required documents listed on their website. Passport copy, two residential proofs (insurance confirmation and bank statement), I-20s, I-94 and all the rest of the documents you might have related to your status in the US.
- Take the writing exam. (A cool trip about passing the writing exam is included in my YouTube video about the driver’s license VLOG)
- After getting your permit (temporary license) practice a little bit with your friend’s car. You will require another person with a license to be with you at all times.
- Book a behind-the-wheel driving test appointment online on the respective website of the state you live in.
- Before you go for the test, watch youtube videos of the pre-test and try to drive around the DMV to get used to the area and signs and symbols.
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