Get a Pennsylvanian Driver’s License. Exchanging your foreign driver’s license for a driver’s license in the USA varies massively from state to state. Individuals who possess a valid foreign driver’s license from their country are authorized to drive in Pennsylvania for up to one year from their date of entry into the United States, or upon expiration of their foreign license, whichever comes first. International driving permits are strongly recommended, but not required.
Now, that said the question is should you, without spending time retraining with a professional instructor? I say this having extensively traveled in a country that drives on the “wrong” side of the road. For anyone switching from one country to the USA, from driving on the left to driving on the right and vice versa is going to be questionably safe. Simply put, in an emergency all your instincts will be wrong. After having taken driving lessons from an instructor here in the USA, you can adapt quickly and drive here.
Exchange your foreign driver’s license to a Pennsylvania Driver’s License
You may use your country’s driver license as proof of driving experience if you have an International Driver Permit issued by your country or if your country is a member of the United Nations Convention on Road Traffic and your license is translated into English by a consulate or a Pennsylvanian DMV approved translator
Bear in mind that a DMV’s definition of ‘resident’ might differ from that of the US state department! (Pennsylvania for example). The practical reality is that if you have an address that isn’t a hotel/motel, you’re a resident & it doesn’t really matter what your visa says. Many foreigners have been caught out by this…trying to exchange their foreign driver’s license for a driver’s license in the USA. Exchange for a PA driver’s license
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Reasons being that the Pennsylvanian DMV can be efficient or inefficient depending on location, who is working, and how busy it is. If possible, avoid the beginning and end of the month. (Most paperwork expires at the end of the month, so you have people trying to renew their driver’s license before their paperwork expires or who just realized that they are out of compliance and so are trying to get back into compliance before they are caught. Our expert-ready team is always available to help out with your application. Get a Pennsylvanian Driver’s License