Non-US Citizens,
Learn to Drive like a Pro
and get your Florida License

with or without an international license

We work with hundreds of international applicants from countries all over the world
WE ARE AN AAA APPROVED DRIVING SCHOOL WITH EXPERT INSTRUCTORS

Don’t Speak English? No hablas ingles? Não fala inglês? Ne parle pas anglais?
Не говоришь по английски? ةlik j لا تت ح د ثالانجل

We can provide registration and scheduling assistance in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, and Russian. We have Spanish Speaking instructors in most areas and some based on location. We have an ASL (American Sign Language) instructor in St Johns/Duval and Flagler Counties. We also work with translators and some of our testing is available in English, Spanish, Creole, Chinese and Russian.




AAA Approved

Approved by America’s #1 authority on driving safety

Drivers License Testing

Take your Drivers License test with us our private testing offices

Experienced Instructors

Over 50 years of combined training experience at each location

Multi-cultural/multi-language*

Experienced instructors. Interpreters are available.
*Not available in all areas

Why Choose Us?
Easy Scheduling

Drive on your schedule from home, work
or school

12 Local
Locations

With locations throughout North and Central Florida

Safe In-Car
Training

Equipped with the best in safety for stress-free learning

Find the right package for you

If these packages do not apply to your current situation, give us a call at (866) 838-0055 and we will help you find the most efficient solution.

FREE pick-up and return from home, work or school from most locations!

Learn-2-Drive bundles

$549
Package A

  • TLSAE 4 hour course
  • Study materials for permit test
  • Our exclusive DMV examiner written practice tests
  • Florida Written/Computer/Permit test
  • Pick-up Permit
  • 8 hours of total driving, instruction, and testing
  • Class DMV E Drivers License Test

$699
Package B

  • TLSAE 4 hour course
  • Study materials for permit test
  • Our exclusive DMV examiner written practice tests
  • Florida Written/Computer/Permit test
  • Pick-up Permit
  • 14 hours of total driving, instruction, and testing
  • Class DMV E Drivers License Test

$849
Package C

  • TLSAE 4 hour course
  • Study materials for permit test
  • Our exclusive DMV examiner written practice tests
  • Florida Written/Computer/Permit test
  • Pick-up Permit
  • 20 hours of total driving, instruction, and testing
  • Class DMV E Drivers License Test
Need License Testing or Road Testing also?

Check out our bundled licensing packages

How do I get a Driver’s License in Florida?

First, you must show proof if birth date and social security card (if issued). Immigrants and non-immigrants have different identification requirements.

You are required to take the Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE) and the road signs exam.

To get a driver’s license in the state of Florida, you will need the following items:
  • Passport
  • Non-immigration classification proof which the United States’ Department of Homeland Security provides
  • Documents to prove your F-1 or J-1 student status
  • Two original documents to show proof of your residence. That includes cell phone bills, original transcripts, apartment lease and utility bills. If you live on campus, you need to go to the University housing department for proof. Any official letter such as a bank letter that you obtained with the campus address is adequate proof of residence. If you are residing with your parents, make sure they have signed the statement available at the nearest Department of Motor Vehicles office. They should also provide proof of residence both in the student’s name and in their name.
  • SSN Card, if you have one

Schedule Your Driving Lessons with Us!

Get started today! Online Courses or traditional classroom at any of our 14 locations.

Obtaining a Driver’s License for International Students

A car can be a necessity in college. You have the freedom of creating your own schedule. Just select the destination, take the keys, hop into your car and start the engine. You will be there in no time.

International students in the United States can receive a valid driver’s license in addition to a social security number they need to start working. Here are the tips you need to receive your driving license as a student within a shorter period.

Do not apply for the license immediately you enter the country

Actually, everyone would like to receive the student’s driving license immediately after entering the country. In fact, it will feel good when you start driving on the second or third day of your arrival. By waiting at least ten days, you will be able to save up to 20 days of waiting for the driving license. The government databases take at least ten days to update with your personal information. Meanwhile, you have to talk to the designated school official (DSO). They will educate you about the driving rules and regulations within your state of residence.

Ensure that your DSO has activated your record in SEVIS

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a database that manages information for all male and female students in addition to the J exchange visitors in the United States. After checking in for a program or registering for classes, your DSO will activate your personal records. Before applying for the driving license, you have to talk to the DSO to check whether you are already active on the SEVIS.

Wait for another two days after the DSO has activated you on SEVIS

After you are sure that the DSO has activated your records in the SEVIS, you have to wait for another two business days to apply for the driver’s license. That time will be enough for the databases to update with the new information. Even though most people do not consider this step, it can save you over 20 days of waiting.

You can obtain a driver’s license or an identification card in the state of Florida at the nearest Department of Motor Vehicles Office. The driver’s license will remain valid for one year and you can renew it until your student’s program has ended. Any F-1 student who has completed optional practical training or course of study may get a license that remains valid for another 60 days. The 60 days is enough for them to work on transfer.

To get a driving license as an international student, requirements:

  • Passport
  • Non-immigrant classification proof (you can get it from the United States Department of Homeland Security)
  • J-1 or F-1 status documentation
  • Two original documents to prove your residence (such as utility bills, cell phone bills and apartment lease)
  • SSN card (if you have one)

If you have a foreign driver’s license, you should also bring this. That might help you get exempted from the driving test, or the Alcohol Traffic Education Course.

International Students and Driving In Florida

You can obtain a driver’s license at the nearest Department of Motor Vehicles office. The driver’s license remains valid for a single year and you can renew it until the end of your study program. Any F-1 student who has completed his/her course of study or the optional practical training may apply for another license that remains valid for 60 days. The license allows them to complete transfer process or to prepare for departure. If you are a J-1 student or a scholar who has finished the exchange visitor program, you can get an extra 30-day period.

The department also allows the same amount of time for dependants of both F-1 and J-1 students and scholars. To get a driver’s license in the state of Florida, you will need the following items:

  • Passport
  • Non-immigration classification proof which the United States’ Department of Homeland Security provides
  • Documents to prove your F-1 or J-1 student status
  • Two original documents to show proof of your residence. That includes cell phone bills, original transcripts, apartment lease and utility bills. If you live on campus, you will have to visit the Department of Housing and Residential Life for the proof. Any official letter such as a bank letter that you received through the on-campus address is adequate proof of residence. If you are living with your parents, ensure that they have signed the statement available at the nearest Department of Motor Vehicles office. They should also provide proof of residence both in the student’s name and in their name.
  • SSN Card, if you have one

If you already have your foreign driver’s license, you should take it with you. You might be exempted from the compulsory driving tests and the Drug and Alcohol Traffic Education course.

Driving Under the Influence of Chemical Substances, Alcoholic Beverages or Controlled Substances

Under the law of Florida, DUI is an offense that is proved by unlawful breath alcohol or blood alcohol level above .08. Upon conviction, the penalties are the same regardless of the method of proving the offense. You might have your Visa revoked following a DUI.

The United States’ Department of State has been revoking visa foils of foreign nationals convicted or arrested for driving under influence (DUI), driving when intoxicated (DWI) or the related criminal charges. The department notifies people of their visa cancellation through the email address they used to apply for the visa.

If your visa is prudentially revoked, you will have to get another one to remain in the United States after travelling abroad temporarily. To get the visa, a panel physician has to conduct a medical screening, which might result in visa delay or denial. Students with a revoked visa should consult an immigration attorney.

Operating a vehicle without a driver’s license in Florida is a serious crime. The driver’s license displays your picture and contact information and it is therefore a universally accepted personal identification document. It also helps identification of the driver if an accident occurs. If you are unable to communicate with first responders due to severe injuries, they will search your wallet and pockets for the driver’s licence to identify you. The name and address will help them contact your family.

We have been told our innovative driving Programs are

“engaging”, “informative” and “top notch for learning”

All of our programs are all state approved and backed with over 50 years of experience

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Ponte Vedra Beach Main Office: 
10033 Sawgrass Dr W Suite 102 Ponte Vedra, FL 32082, Phone: (866) 838-0055

Ponte Vedra / Jax Beaches
904-838-0055
10033 Sawgrass Dr W #102
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

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904-838-0055
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Jacksonville, FL 32224

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904-838-0055
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St. Augustine, FL 32095

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904-513-8425
1845 Town Center Blvd Suite 110E
Fleming Island, FL 32003

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13447 US-301, Starke, FL 32091, USA

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386-795-0055
1 Hargrove Grade Bldg A Suite 1H
Palm Coast, FL 32137

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386-222-3754
2400 S Ridgewood Ave Ste 16C
Daytona Beach, FL 32214

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386-222-3754
100-110 East Granada Blvd Suite 207C
Ormond Beach, FL 32176

Gainesville / Lake City
352-559-3114
3921 NW 97th Blvd Suite 201
Gainesville, FL 32606

Lake Mary / Sanford / Orlando
407-487-4774
3256 W Lake Mary Blvd Suite 1100-105
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Tampa / Wesley Chapel
813-333-2686
17401 Commerce Park Blvd., Suite 103
Tampa, FL 33647

Bradenton / Sarasota
941-209-1916
339 6th Ave, Suite 33
Bradenton, FL 34205

St. Petersburg / Clearwater
727-300-0282
6479 102nd Ave N
Pinellas Park, FL 33782

Ocala / The Villages
352-559-3114
1515 E Silver Springs Blvd Unit 141
Ocala, FL 34470

Dr Phillips / SW Orlando
407-487-4774
7600 Dr Phillips Blvd BAY 158 Suite 3
Orlando FL 32819