Applying for a State ID or Driver's License

Whether you are looking for an additional form of identification or hoping to drive a car while at Amherst, read on for more information about state IDs and driver's licenses in Massachusetts.

As of July 2023, eligible residents in Massachusetts can obtain a standard driver's license or State ID, regardless of immigration status, under the Work and Family Mobility Act.

To obtain a license or state ID, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) requires applicants to prove their identity and date of birth, social security status, and Massachusetts residency. Drivers will also be required to pass a learner's permit exam, vision screening, and a road test.