In Michigan, individuals must have proof of legal citizenship or legal presence in the United States in order to obtain a valid driver’s license. Undocumented and illegal aliens at the present time are not eligible to obtain a Michigan driver’s license. Most aliens (including undocumented aliens) and most other non-residents of Michigan can protect themselves from accusations of Driving Without a License by taking the steps outlined by Michigan Compiled Law 257.302a.
This law states that non-residents are not required to obtain a Michigan driver’s license to drive in Michigan. In order to drive legally the non-resident must do the following:
- Make sure that your home country is part of an international treaty or other agreement that is recognized by Michigan. The following countries are treaty countries: