Driver’s License for H-1B, TN, E-3, and O-1 Status
Individuals in H-1B, TN, E-3 and O-1 status are eligible for a Virginia driver's license. Individuals in H-1B status who live in Virginia are generally required to obtain a Virginia driver's license in order to drive. To apply for your license, please visit the local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office. When applying for your license, you will need to bring your passport, I-94 card, I-797 Approval Notice (if applicable) and proof of residence in Virginia. Many people bring their lease/rental agreement to document their residence. Please refer to the DMV website for a complete overview of acceptable documents.
The DMV serving the Blacksburg area is located in Christiansburg (385 Arbor Drive, Christiansburg, VA 24073). Please note: although USCIS grants an additional 240 days of work authorization during a pending extension or port to another employer, the DMV often requires an H-1B approval notice to renew a driver's license. Please consider this in the timing of your H-1B extension request or change to other employer.
DMV Locations Near Blacksburg:
Christiansburg Customer Service Center
385 Arbor Drive
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.