Creating this topic and converting into a Wiki for others to post and edit.
So, a question to you all
How did you get your Drivers License in the USA?
Whose car did you use for the Road Test?
Which State and DMV did you go to?
What problems did you face and how did you overcome that?
The Reson for this Topic:
I am planning to rent a car from Enterprise using my valid Indian license. I have a learner’s permit and need to go to the DMV for my road test. I am on my STEM OPT (which is still under processing from USCIS). My last entry into the USA was on 11th Jan 2019. Can I use my Indian license to rent the car? Assuming that after every entry into the USA, can we can use foreign license for 6 months or is it for the first entry on the visa only (like my first entry on the student visa was in 2016)?
Here are a few responses:
Two things here :
While you can rent an Enterprise off of your Indian license, it is usually at the discretion of the branch to deny or approve. It is another scene that most of them do ( I have rented in Austin, TX with no issues) .
Some DMVs do not accept Enterprise / Hertz cars as a part of your road test. Again , this depends entirely on which state / DMV you are considering … state laws and DMV officer discretion come into play.
Honest advice : post on Fb / craigslist to pay someone for their car for ~2 hours. Less hassle.