Foreign Visitors

If a customer is a visitor from another country, he/she may drive private passenger vehicles in Massachusetts for up to one year from his/her date of arrival in the United States if he/she has a valid driver's license issued by his/her home country and his/her home country is recognized under one of the conventions listed in Appendix A of the Driver’s Manual or the Registrar has specifically granted driving privileges to residents of his/her country.


An International Driving Permit is not required to drive passenger vehicles in Massachusetts, but it may help provide an English translation of a foreign license. The International Driver's Permit is not a driver's license.