28-413 - Reciprocal driver license agreement; foreign countries
28-413. Reciprocal driver license agreement; foreign countries
A. The department may waive the requirements for a written examination and the driving examination required pursuant to section 28-3164 for an operator of a motor vehicle holding a valid driver license issued by a foreign country in which the operator previously resided and who applies for an initial driver license in this state as an original applicant, if all of the following conditions are met:
1. The director determines that the standards of the foreign country for licensing operators of motor vehicles are substantially similar to those of this state.
2. The foreign country extends the same reciprocal driver license application privileges to persons licensed in this state.
3. The director and the foreign country have exchanged letters or other documentation to confirm the reciprocal extension of privileges to operate motor vehicles.
4. The original applicant under this section complies with the mandatory motor vehicle insurance provisions of chapter 9, articles 1 and 4 of this title.
B. A person who holds a valid driver license that meets the requirements of subsection A, may apply to the department for a class D, G or M license. The person applying for the original license shall surrender the foreign country driver license to the department upon successful application.
C. The department shall publish on its public internet site a current list of foreign countries for which reciprocal operating privileges have been extended and withdrawn.
D. This section shall not apply to commercial driver licensing.
E. The director may adopt rules to implement this section.