Post Content

MassDOT RMV has entered into a reciprocal agreement with the Republic of Korea to convert valid Korean licenses, equivalent to a Class D, to Massachusetts Class D licenses. 

Upon conversion, the Korean license must be surrendered to the RMV to be stored at the Korean consulate.

As part of this agreement, a Massachusetts resident who moves to the Republic of Korea will also be allowed to convert his/her Massachusetts license to a Korean license.

To convert a Korean license, you must:

Be at least 18 years of age
Meet the Massachusetts residency requirements
Meet the RMV’s identification requirements
Provide a Korean driving record indicating that you are currently licensed to operate a passenger motor vehicle

This driving record is only available in the Republic of Korea.  If you do not have one, you cannot convert your Korean license and will need to take a written test and a road test.

If the driving record has any points due to driving offenses, the Korean consulate will provide an addendum to the driving record to explain each driving offense.  You must present this along with the driving record.   Procedures are listed after the break.


Procedure

Obtain a Korean Driver’s License Translation completed and stamped by the Korean consulate. 
 
Korean Consulate Contact Information:
One Gateway Center, Suite 251
300 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02458
Phone: 617-641-2830. 
Website: http://usa-boston.mofat.go.kr/eng/am/usa-boston/main/index.jsp   

2.      Visit any full service RMV branch and submit the following:
·         Completed and stamped Korean Driver’s License Translation.
·         Completed License Conversion Application.
·         Original, unaltered driving record, certified by the Korean National Police Agency (NPA), issued no more than 60 days prior.
·         Provide documents proving Identification and Massachusetts Residency

3.      Pay the $100 license conversion fee.

4.      Surrender your Korean license to the RMV for storage at the Korean consulate.

Your Korean license will be stored at the Korean Consulate and will be returned to you if you intend to permanently return to Korea.  If you make a temporary visit to the Republic of Korea, the Korean Consulate will return your Korean license and hold your Massachusetts license until you return.

Written By:

Recent Posts

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project Impacts: July 26 through August 11 posted on Apr 23

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project Impacts: July 26 through August 11

MassDOT today announced that it will conduct intensive construction operations to replace the westbound side of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge over 15 ½ days from Thursday, July 26 through Saturday, August 11, as part of the ongoing $110 million bridge placement project. These types of construction operations   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project Impacts: July 26 through August 11

MassDOT: Second Annual Holyoke-South Hadley Connecticut River Roll and Stroll posted on Apr 23

MassDOT: Second Annual Holyoke-South Hadley Connecticut River Roll and Stroll

MassDOT is pleased to announce that the second annual Connecticut River Roll and Stroll Street Festival will take place on Sunday, May 6, 2018 marking the official kickoff of MassDOT-sponsored outdoor events this season aimed at promoting healthy transportation. The Connecticut River Roll and Stroll   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Second Annual Holyoke-South Hadley Connecticut River Roll and Stroll

MassDOT: Tobin Bridge Project Updated Impacts posted on Apr 20

MassDOT: Tobin Bridge Project Updated Impacts

MassDOT has announced an updated schedule for traffic impacts for the Tobin Bridge Repair project. The sequence of work and corresponding impacts have been updated to better accommodate and optimize travel throughout the region as MassDOT is carrying out several major infrastructure projects this construction   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Tobin Bridge Project Updated Impacts