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Applying for a Driver's License


The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issues driver's licenses and car registrations. The process is completed in person at the local DMV office located at 1810 E. Avenida de los Arboles, Thousand Oaks.  Because of walk-in long wait times, it is best to make a DMV appointment 

  • If you apply for a license, the process can take up to six months.
  • A "Behind the Wheel Drive Test" may be required if you do not already have a driver's licence. There are private driving schools in Thousand Oaks that will provide driving instructions for a fee. The DMV provides guidelines for selecting a driving school.
  • California requires driver's to take a written test that covers driving rules. You must read the online handbook before taking the driver's test. The DMV also provides practice tests.
  • It is required that you bring all your travel documents with you to apply for a license.
  • You will also need a letter from our office to verify your address and enrollment. You can request a letter about a week after orientation when your SEVIS record has been registered.