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Alabama Driver's License

F-1 Students may apply for a Alabama Driver's License to use while here in the United States. There are some important things to note about the Driver's License application process; please review the following information below. Should you have any additional questions about applying for a Alabama Driver's License, please contact the Office of International Programs. 
For most international students, you may not have a Social Security Number (SSN). However, as part of the Alabama Driver's License application, you will be asked to provide a Rejection Letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) instead of a Social Security Number (SSN).

To receive a Rejection Letter from the Social Security Administration, please take the following documents with you to a Social Security Office.
   - Your passport, which contains the visa stamp, and Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record;
   - Your most current UWA Form I-20;
   - Application from for a Social Security Card: Form SS-5.

Once submission of the documents, you will receive a Form SSA-L676-Refusal to Process SSN, the Social Security Denial Letter. For location information for the closet Social Security offices to campus, please see below:

Meridian Office: 4717 26th Ave., Meridian, MS 39307
   - Phone Number: 1-866-403-8014
   - Hours of Operation: 9:00am-4:00pm, except Wednesdays (9:00am-12:00pm)

Tuscaloosa Office: 2005 University Blvd Suite 1200, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
   - Phone Number: 1-877-480-4988
   - Hours of Operation: 9:00am-4:00pm, except Wednesdays (9:00am-12:00pm)
Here are some helpful reminders when you are applying for an Alabama Driver's License:
   1.) Study for the Knowledge Test. There is a fee of $5.00, no checks accepted. You can find the online driver manual here.
   2.) You must take the following documentation with you when you take both the Knowledge Test & Road Test:
             - Passport with Visa Stamp;
             - Most recent Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record;
             - Most current UWA Form I-20;
             - Rejection (Denial) Letter from Social Security (or Social Security card if you have one);
             - Certified Document of Verification that you are a full time student enrolled at UWA: You may receive this document
               at Webb 321, Registrar’s Office. It can be dated no more than 30 days before the date of the test.);
             - $28.50 CASH for knowledge test and driver’s license and photo.

Please visit the Tuscaloosa ALEA Office to apply for your Alabama Driver's License. Their office hours are as follows:

Tuscaloosa ALEA Office: 2645 Skyland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
   - Knowledge Test given Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm
   - Road Test given Monday-Friday from 8am-11am & 1:30pm-4:00pm

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