Any visa must indicate an authorized stay in the U.S. of at least 12 months (from the date of application at the RMV) for a customer to be eligible for a Massachusetts driver’s license, learner’s permit, or ID card.
The following visa classes do not prove Massachusetts residence, and are therefore not acceptable for processing a license related transaction:
1. B-1 through B-2 and B1-B2
2. C1 through C-3
In addition, customers who are issued an I-94W (Visa Waiver) are NOT eligible to obtain a license or ID due to their short-term status.