Diplomatic Motor Vehicle Program

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The Diplomatic Motor Vehicle (DMV) Office is responsible for a full range of motor vehicle services for the foreign mission community. This nationwide program is administered in accordance with the 1978 Diplomatic Relations Act (22 U.S.C. Section 254), and the 1982 Foreign Missions Act (22 U.S.C. Section 4301). The DMV ensures that foreign missions and their eligible members carry and maintain the federally mandated high levels of liability insurance coverage. In order to carry out this vitally important mandate, DMV regulates the acquisition, registration, and disposition of all motor vehicles belonging to foreign missions and their members. The DMV ensures that mission members and their families are issued U.S. Department of State driver’s licenses, and monitors driving records to ensure unsafe drivers are removed from the road. The program also is designed to achieve favorable treatment of U.S. Missions and personnel abroad in motor vehicle-related matters by applying reciprocal treatment to foreign missions and their personnel. Finally, the DMV facilitates awareness of its mission via outreach programs with local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.

To learn more about motor vehicle laws in the state in which you reside, please contact your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Any questions regarding the Diplomatic Motor Vehicle Program should be directed to the Office of Foreign Missions by electronic mail at OFMDMVInfo@state.gov or:

Office of Foreign Missions
3507 International Place, NW
Washington, DC 20522-3303

Office of Foreign Missions
Chicago Regional Office

77 W. Jackson Blvd, Ste 2122
Chicago, IL 60604-1503

Office of Foreign Missions
Los Angeles Regional Office

10940 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 1425
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Office of Foreign Missions
Miami Regional Office

95 Merrick Way, Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Office of Foreign Missions
New York Regional Office

799 United Nations Plaza, 8th floor
New York, NY 10017
(646) 282-2825

Office of Foreign Missions
San Francisco Regional Office

235 Pine Street, Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 744-2910

Office of Foreign Missions
Houston Regional Office

8701 S, Gessner Suite 906
Houston, Texas 77074