IMPORTANT NOTE: PennDOT requires that non-immigrants’ entry documents (I-20, DS-2019, or I-797) be valid for one year or more to be eligible for a Pennsylvania ID Card or Driver’s License. Thus, if at all possible, obtain your PA driver’s license or ID within your first month of checking in at ISSS and arriving in Pennsylvania.
Students and J-1 Scholars: Wait 10 business days from the date you attend ISSS orientation before applying for your SSN.
You may download the Driver's License application forms from the PA Division of Motor Vehicles.
Effective March 2016, PennDOT no longer requires you to provide a letter from ISSS. The required documents are listed below.