License and ID

Converting a License from the Republic of France

A customer with a valid driver's license issued by the Republic of France (Class B or B1 passenger license or Class A or A1 motorcycle license) may convert the French driver's license to the equivalent passenger or motorcycle license if he/she meets the following requirements:

  • Is at least 18 years of age
  • Has a valid Social Security Number or an acceptable denial notice from the Social Security Administration with an acceptable visa class and I-94. (The I-94 can be either a paper version from US Customs and Border Protection or a printout of an electronic version downloaded from their website)
  • Is a Massachusetts resident
  • The French license is not expired, suspended, or revoked

You must submit the following to a Registry branch office:

  • Identification documents which prove the following:
    • Massachusetts Residency
    • Signature
    • Date of Birth
    • Social Security Number (or acceptable denial notice, passport with valid visa, and I-94). (The I-94 can be either a paper version from US Customs and Border Protection or a printout of an electronic version downloaded from their website)
  • The French driver's license
  • A French driver's license translation completed and stamped by the French Consulate or by an acceptable translator
  • Original certified driving record issued no more than 30 days ago by the agency issuing the driver’s license and which indicates that you are licensed to operate passenger vehicles or motorcycles
  • A translation of the driving record obtained from the French Consulate or from an acceptable translator
  • The completed Class D, M, or D/M License and ID Card Application
  • The applicable fee

The French driver's license must be surrendered and it will be kept for storage at the French Consulate.

All documents must be originals. The Registry will not accept photocopies.





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