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Maryland Driver’s License

Before applying for a Maryland Driver's License you must wait a MINIMUM of ten business days from your check-in with the OIS.  Failure to wait may result in a delay in processing your license.  For detailed information about the MVA license application process see the MVA website


To Apply for your MD Driver’s License

  1. Submit the SAVE Electronic Verification Form on the MVA website. (failure to submit this form will likely result in a delay in obtaining your license)
  2. The MVA will contact you within two business days of submitting the SAVE Verification Request Form to continue the process of applying for a Maryland driver's license. You MUST do the SAVE step before going in person to the MVA.  If you do not receive a response within two business days, you should contact the MVA at
  3. After being contacted by the MVA with instructions for in-person follow-up, prepare your supporting documents.


Required Documents for your Maryland Driver's License:

  • Immigration Document reflecting your valid status in the US (your Form I-20, Form DS-2019 or Form I-797, etc. If you are uncertain what documentation to bring contact an OIS advisor)
  • Valid Passport
  • I-94 Card
  • Social Security Card or, if you are not eligible, you must apply for an SSN and obtain a Letter of Denial from the Social Security Administration. 

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