Driver's License Information
How to Obtain a Minnesota Driver's License
- As an international student, you must pass a knowledge test, a vision test, and a road test. This is true even if you have a valid driver's license from your home country.
- You will not be eligible to receive your Minnesota driver's license until you have presented all other driver's licenses and Minnesota identification cards in your possession to the Department of Public Safety.
- You must also present proper identification when you apply for an instruction permit, driver's license, or state identification card. Proper Identification verifies your first, middle, and last name, and your date of birth to take the knowledge and road tests. Proper Identification includes Minnesota instruction permit, identification card, and passport.
- Applicants for Minnesota Driver's License are required to provide their Social Security Number (SSN).
Procedures for getting a Minnesota Driver's License
- First of all, you will need to get a driving permit by taking the knowledge test. The knowledge test contains multiple choice and true or false questions that evaluate your knowledge and understanding of Minnesota traffic laws and road signs. To prepare for the knowledge test, you need to study the Minnesota Driver's Manual (Class D) which can be found online or can be picked up at the examination station.
- After obtaining the driving permit, you will need to take the road test.
- The Driver's Manual book can give you more information on obtaining a driver's license. Also, you can contact the License Center at (320)-255-3044.
Please see the following link for more information about the License Center, for example, location, office hours, etc.
Local Driving School
- St. Cloud Driving School, 303 4th Ave NE, Waite Park, (320)-253-7483 http://www.25drive.com/
- Central Minnesota Driving Academy, 1949 Division St., St. Cloud, (320)-255-9667 http://www.centralmndrivingacademy.com/default.aspx