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North Dakota Century Code 39-06-02 provides an exemption for nonresidents who are at least 16 years of age who have a valid operator's license from their home state or country to drive a motor vehicle in North Dakota.
No. A nonresident who is at least sixteen years of age who has in that person's immediate possession a valid operator's license issued to that person in that person's home state or country may operate a motor vehicle in this state. An instruction permit would not qualify.
Many traffic violations are assigned a certain number of points based on the seriousness of the offense. When an operator accumulates 12 or more points on their driving record, their driving privilege will be suspended. If the operator is under 18 and accumulates 6 or more points, their driving privilege is cancelled.
If the number of points assigned to a violation are two or less, the violation is entered on an operator’s driving record in a separate area that is not available to the public.
Nonresidents age 16 and over are not required to obtain a license until 60 days after residence has been established in North Dakota. A person is deemed a resident of North Dakota when they have lived here for 90 days, unless they are a nonresident student, a tourist, or a member of the armed forces.
Visit your local Driver's License Branch Office.
A North Dakota driver's license expires at midnight on the date of birth of the applicant. Commercial licenses are valid for four years from the holder’s date of birth. Noncommercial licenses are valid for four or six years from the holder’s date of birth.
Visit the ND Department of Transportation's website and select "Drivers License" as your topic.