Pennsylvania Driver's License Information


If you have an international driver’s license, it is only valid for 1 year. If you plan on driving in the U.S., you should apply for a Pennsylvania driver’s license as soon as possible.

How to Obtain a Pennsylvania Driver’s License

  1. You may obtain a Driver’s License Manual from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Center or download the manual from the website PENNDOT Driver and Vehicle Services - Pennsylvania Driver's Manual.
  2. Study the manual to prepare for the computer test.
  3. After you are prepared for the computer test, print out the form DL-180 in Section 2. Write in your information on the first page. You do not need the Parent Consent Form if over 18.
  4. Make an appointment at Health Services for a physical exam. Health Services will write in the information on the second page.
  5. Go to the Department of Transportation to take the computer test. Take with you the following documents:
    • A letter from the Designated School Official showing you are a student at Keystone College
    • Passport
    • I-94
    • Social Security Card or letter from Social Security Administration indicating that Social Security did not make a decision yet.
    • I-20
    • 2 proofs of residency (something showing your address such as a rental agreement or utility bill)
    • A check or money order for $29.50.
  6. After you pass the computer exam, the officer will give you a temporary driving permit. With this permit you can practice with another driver. This driver must be over 21.
  7. When you are ready to take the road test call or schedule an appointment for your test on-line. Be sure to take the following with you when you take the driving exam:
    • A valid driving permit
    • A licensed driver (bring license with them)
    • Proof of insurance on the car
    • Proof of registration and inspection of car of the car

Remember, your driver’s license fee is not expensive. However, you must buy car insurance if you purchase a car and this is expensive. You cannot drive without car insurance. If you have any questions, please contact Shirley at 945-8252.

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