Foreign & International
Identification & Legal Presence Requirements For Non-US Citizens
Vermont requires the following documentation for all applicants applying for or renewing a Vermont Driver License, Commercial Driver License/Permit, Learner Permit, or Non-Driver Identification (ID) Card:
Proof of Lawful Presence with a minimum of 30 days remaining, and
Proof of Identify (including proof of name changes), and
Proof of Vermont residency if a legal permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.
All documents must show the same name and/or date of birth, or an association between the information on the documents. Additional documentation may be required if a connection between documents cannot be established (e.g. Marriage Certificate, Court Order of name change, Divorce Decree, etc.).
As part of a nationwide effort to enhance the issuance of secure identification credentials, Vermont requires the following documentation from non-U.S. citizens applying for a Vermont Driver License, Learner Permit or Non-Driver Identification (ID) Card:
All applicants must present the appropriate United States Citizen & Immigration Services (USCIS, formerly known as Immigration and Naturalization Service or INS), or other U.S. government documents, which indicate their current status. Listing of Immigration Status which shows the Vermont DMV Credentials that can be issued and lists the documents that are required ( 44.17KB).
All applicants must provide their Social Security number or a letter from the Social Security Administration stating that they are ineligible to be issued a Social Security number.
All applicants must provide two forms of identification.
All documents must be valid at the time of application.
All applicants must provide proof of Vermont residency.
Expiration date of Vermont Leaner Permit and/or Driver License: Expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided.
Vermont Non-Driver Identification (ID) Cards will only be issued to non-U.S. citizens who are legal permanent residents, refugees or asylees, and provide proof of same.
Please remember that you may be required to provide two forms of identification in order to complete any type of driver license/permit transaction.