A. Immigration documents must be verified by the Office of Motor Vehicles
for status prior to issuance of a Louisiana Driver’s License or Identification Card. Visitors to the United States are not eligible for a Louisiana Driver’s License or Identification Card. All first time applicants presenting a foreign driver's license from a country that does NOT have a reciprocal agreement with the Department are required to furnish proof of driver education training. If eligible, the applicant must pass the knowledge, vision, and road skills test.
First time applicants from Germany and Switzerland and Taiwan(due to a reciprocal agreement with the Department) are exempt from the driver education training requirement, knowledge and road skills tests but are required to pass the vision test.
Please refer to the following policies for specific information:Section 1, Policy 6.00
for identification requirements, Section 1, Policy 6.01
for driver's education requirements, Section 1, Policy 6.02
for driver's license issuance for aliens living in Louisiana, Section 1, Policy 18.01
for reciprocity with other countries.Section 1, Policy 3.04
Residency Requirements for issuance of a Driver's License or Identification Card
Fee: Class E - $32.25 (a local fee may apply which will not to exceed $6)
(Refer to Section 1, Policy 2.00
for other fees)
Acceptable methods of payment
are as follows:
Credit cards, debit cards, money orders. A transaction fee will be assessed for payments made with a credit/debit card as indicated below:
Credit/Debit - $1.25 plus 1% of transaction total