Oregon IDs

One of the first things you should do when you arrive at Lewis & Clark is to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to obtain an Oregon ID (identification) card, or a driver’s license if you plan on driving. In order to obtain an ID card/driver’s license, you must go to the DMV in person.

The nearest DMV offices are located at:

Downtown Portland

1502 SW Sixth Ave
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 299-9999 

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday and Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Thursday and Friday

Lake Oswego

3 Monroe Parkway, Suite D
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
TEL: (503) 299-9999
Web:  http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/pages/offices/lakeo.aspx

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday and Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Thursday and Friday

In order to obtain an Oregon ID card or driver’s license, you must provide the following information:

  • An unexpired foreign passport that includes your I-94 form.
  • Proof of residence address: You can show this by providing mail you’ve received from a bank or credit card company, a government office, or other verifiable business.  If you don’t have anything that fits this description ask that a letter be sent in the mail to your address from the International Students and Scholars office giving your name, US address, and telephone number (which proves your place of residence).
  • Your Lewis & Clark ID card.
  • Your original/official US Social Security card / Or / Your signature on an “Oath” card (available at the DMV) stating that you have never been assigned a social security number.
  • Your mother’s maiden name.

The DMV charges $60 ($74.50 for Real ID) for a driver’s license valid for eight years and $44.50 for an Oregon ID card. Replacement cards are approximately $40. If you plan to obtain a driver’s license, you have to take three tests:

  • a vision test
  • a written test on Oregon driving laws
  • a driving test

The Oregon Driver’s Manual describes these tests and provides you with the information needed in order to pass them. This manual can be obtained at the DMV.

For more info on the Department of Motor Vehicles, please click here. (The website address is: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/Pages/index.aspx)

**The Oregon Drive Knowledge Test is available in Arabic, English, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.**