Driver License & ID Card

Non-U.S. Citizens
Please Note:
  • The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is required to verify an applicant’s legal presence in the United States.
  • The name displayed on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) documents will be the name displayed on an individual’s Ohio identification (ID) card or driver license.

Permanent Residents

Non-U.S. citizens who present a valid Permanent Resident Card (form I-551), commonly referred to as a green card, will be issued a regular Ohio driver license, which will expire in four years. All non-U.S. citizens who are permanent residents must present:

  • A valid green card
  • Social Security card, if assigned
  • Proof of Ohio residency

See the Acceptable Documents List for more information.

Unless the green card expires before their 16th birthday, foreign residents must have their green card replaced when they turn 14 years of age.

Where Do I Go?

Ohio Revised Code: 4507.09

Ohio Administrative Code: 4501:1-1-37

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