License and ID

Converting a License from the Republic of Korea

A customer with a valid driver's license issued by the Republic of Korea which is equal to a Class D driver's license may convert the Korean driver's 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: http://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/i-94-instructions
  • Is a Massachusetts resident

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 Korean driver's license
  • A Korean driver's license translation completed and stamped by the Korean Consulate
  • Original driving record certified by the Korean National Policy Agency issued no more than 60 days ago and which indicates that the customer is licensed to operate passenger vehicles
  • The completed Class D, M, or D/M License and ID Card Application
  • The applicable fee

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

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





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