Embassy based staff and spouses will be informed of the process to obtain their US Department of State driving license when they speak to the Protocol Manager, FCO about their accreditation. The state department license must be carried at all times and local authorities do reserve the right to issue a fine/summons for failing to produce it.
Staff should note the expiry date of the US driving license and liaise with the Protocol Manager accordingly to renew.
Non-Embassy Staff (UKBC Only)
Non-Embassy based staff need to apply for a letter of non-eligibility when you have secured permanent accommodation. To apply for this letter please forward copies of your passport, visa and I-94 to In-Country Support (Civ). The I-94 can be downloaded from the following website: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home
You will also be required to submit a Command Verification Letter, which must be signed by a US citizen of a higher rank on headed paper.
The letter is issued from the Office of Foreign Missions in the State Department to the Embassy confirming that the individual is not accorded any diplomatic immunity or privileges. The letter will be emailed to the email address that you provide the In-Country Support (Civ). The letter is valid for 90 days from the date of issue and you must present it, and yourself, to the local DMV to obtain your driving license. You may wish to check with your local DMV office to see what other documentation they require as this varies from State to State.
NB. Staff should note the expiry date of their US driving license and request a new letter of non-accreditation about 6 weeks prior to expiry in order to renew your license
On renewal, if you are based in a Miscellaneous Foreign Government Office (MFGO) and are notified to the State Department you only need to provide your PID number to the In-Country Support officer. For non-MFGO staff you will need to re-submit the supporting documentation as on initial application.