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Wisconsin and South Korea have a new driver’s license reciprocity agreement

Kristina Boardman, the State of Wisconsin’s DMV administrator recently announced that extended stay visitors from South Korea will now be able to exchange their driver’s license for a Wisconsin driver’s license. This comes after the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles signed a reciprocity agreement with the Republic of Korea. The state has similar agreements with France and Germany. “Wisconsin welcomes many South Korean students and business people who come here to study or work with Wisconsin-based companies. We’re pleased to be able to grant a Wisconsin driver license for those with an extended stay,” said Kristina Boardman. “Being able to exchange licenses with minimal testing requirements will also benefit Wisconsin citizens who temporarily or permanently reside in South Korea.”

South Koreans that plan to stay in the state for at least a year (and have at least six months remaining) will be able to get a state license without having to take the knowledge, sign and road tests. Wisconsin travelers will also benefit from this reciprocation agreement. Extended stay travelers to South Korea will also be able to get their driver’s license.