Foreign driver license reciprocity

​Foreign motorists from France, Germany, or the Republic of Korea (South Korea) who apply for a class D Regular Wisconsin driver license may be eligible to have the knowledge and skills tests waived. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has reciprocal agreements for driver licensing with these countries.

To be eligible under the reciprocal agreement, all persons must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have 3 years driving experience
  • Foreign license must not be expired

Additionally, the following are required for each country:

France

To exchange your French driver license for a Wisconsin driver license, you must complete the following:

Upon completion of the application process, your French driver license will be collected and sent to the French Consulate. You will receive a Temporary Driving Receipt which will serve as your valid Wisconsin driver license until your card arrives in the mail in approximately ten days.

Germany

To exchange your German driver license for a Wisconsin driver license, you must complete the following:

Upon completion of the application process, your German driver license will be returned to you. You will receive a Temporary Driving Receipt which will serve as your valid Wisconsin driver license until your card arrives in the mail in approximately ten days.

South Korea

To exchange your Korean driver license for a Wisconsin driver license, you must complete the following:

Upon completion of the application process, your Korean driver license will be returned to you. You will receive a Temporary Driving Receipt which will serve as your valid Wisconsin driver license until your card arrives in the mail in approximately ten days.

 

Driver Eligibility Unit
Email Wisconsin DMV email service
Phone (608) 264-7447