International Driver's License
If you are a non-resident temporarily living in Virginia, you may drive with your home state or country driver's license and license plates for no more than six months. This does not apply to commercial vehicle drivers.
If you become gainfully employed, you are required to hold a Virginia driver's license.
License from Another State
If you already have a valid driver's license from another state in the U.S. and are currently enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited university, you do not need to get a Virginia driver's license.
Getting a Virginia Driver's License
If you are a new student, you must report to your Foreign Student Advisor (contact email@example.com or call 592-4118) so that your SEVIS record can be registered with the U.S. government. You must wait at least 2 days after you are registered to apply for a driver’s license, and at least 10 days after your initial entry into the United States.
Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Please see the DMV website for more information:
3236 Odd Fellow's Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Toll free (866) 368-5463
Your Virginia driver's license will expire on the end date of your I-20.
If you remain in the U.S. on OPT you will need to take your E.A.D. card, I-20 authorizing OPT, and I-94 card to DMV to extend your license.