International Student and Scholar Services

Apply for a California ID Card or Driver’s License

Everything You Need to Know Before You Apply

Make an Appointment at the Chico DMV

Documents to Bring to Your Appointment at the DMV

Required Documents

  • A valid passport
  • I-94 document (this shows your arrival to USA on it, check this website to get it)
  • Your I-20 (F1) or DS-2019 (J1)
  • At least two documents proving California residency (examples: utility bills like electric, water, internet, letter from your International Student Advisor, etc.)
  • J-1 Scholars applying for driver's license only: Social Security Card (not required for regular F-1 students)

Optional Documents (recommended but not required)

  • Letter from your international student advisor confirming your address and full-time enrollment
  • Your international driver’s license, if you have one
  • Your Wildcat ID Card