INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE

NEW STUDENTS

If you wish to obtain a driver's license or register a motor vehicle in New York State, you will be required to provide a Social Security number or a letter from the Social Security Administration indicating that you are not eligible for a number. The Social Security Administration office in the Century Mall will provide the required letter upon request.

Applying for the driver's licence  (PDF).

Additional info
DMV changes - immigrant info
DMVpolicy change (press release)
Driver's license clarification

Elliot Spitzer's changes regarding SSN at the DMV
NY DMV site