Driver License

Date October 1, 2007 New Department of Motor Vehicles institutes new Temporary Driver's License and does away with the Driving Certificate.

Proof of social security number (or sworn affidavit if no SSN has been issued). Please come by the ISA office to receive a letter from the PDSO, Director-Charles Wilkerson regarding your status. This memo will explain your visa and duration of status, and he will attach a memo regarding the visa regulations, since DMV does not have a clear clarification as of yet. The letter will be issued in 24 hours. E-mail Charlie at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

There is a catch students and visitors with less than 1 year left on their I-20 or DS 2019 will be unable to apply for an extension or temporary driver's license.

Individuals may renew a Certificate for Driving upon expiration as long as they are able to continue to provide the required documentation.

A list of acceptable documents showing positive proof of identity and proof of Tennessee residency is found in the Tennessee Driver Handbook. NOTE: (Due to the large file size of the handbook, download time may be slow. As an alternative, please visit our pdf chart of acceptable documents that may be used as proof of identity pdf_icon_sm and proof of Tennessee residency).

Practice Written Exam for the DMV, click here.

For more information, please contact the department toll free at 1-615-253-5221 or send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .