All Out-of-Country and US Territories drivers license transfers must be done at the DMV Cranston headquarters. These transactions are not performed at DMV branch locations or AAA branch offices. All documents need to be reviewed by the Enforcement Office on the first floor prior to getting a ticket at the Check-In Booth on the second floor.
The computerized knowledge exam is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the DMV Cranston headquarters. A vision test will be given at this time. No appointment is necessary, tests are given on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The operator of a motor vehicle involved in an accident in Rhode Island that results in injuries and/or property damage in excess of $1,000, is required by law, to report the accident in writing, within 21 days, to the Division of Motor Vehicles. This report is in addition to a police report. Failure to submit an Accident Report (AR-1), may result in suspension of the motorist's license and a reinstatement fee. Please contact the Accident Office for additional information.
International Driving Permits: Although many countries do not recognize United States driver's licenses, most countries accept an International Driving Permit (IDP). An IDP functions as an official translation of a US driver's license into 10 foreign languages. For additional information please visit the US Department of State.