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Graduate International Student Admissions

Driving in the US

Driving in the US requires a valid US driver’s license and sufficient driver’s insurance. Insurance requirements vary by state. Your insurance must meet the requirements for the state in which you reside. If you own a vehicle, there are additional requirements.
  • In Texas, driver’s licenses are managed by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
  • If you have a valid license from your home country and your country recognizes an equivalent US license as valid, you may drive up to one year on the out-of-country license.
  • To get a Texas driver’s license you will take written and driving exams and show proof of insurance.
  • The local Texas Department of Public Safety:
                    Address: 4700 Spur 248, Tyler, TX 75713 (Directions)
                    Phone: (903) 939-6000
                    Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am–6:00 pm 

Parking at UT Tyler 

A valid UT Tyler parking permit is required to park a car on campus. View the Traffic, Parking, and Safety Regulations on the UT Tyler Police Department webpage for campus parking regulations.
To obtain a permit, make payment for a parking permit at the Cashiers Office. Then take receipt of payment to the UT Tyler Police Department where a permit will be issued.