Obtaining Important Documents
While in the U.S., as an international student, you may want or need to obtain a state-issued driver's license or a Social Security card. We want to help make sure you have all of the necessary documents.
State of Tennessee's Driver Services
You may want to obtain a Tennessee driver's license so you can drive legally while studying at Bethel. To obtain a Tennessee driver's license, you will need:
- A valid passport
- Student visa
- I-94 Arrival/departure printout (must show you have been in the U.S. for a minimum of 10 days. The I-94 printout has an expiration date near the bottom of the form).
- Form I-20
- 2 documents proving your Tennessee address.
On this site, choose License & I.D. and follow the prompts.
If you have any questions, please call or email us.
International Student Affairs Coordinator
Social Security Card
A social security card may be issued to F-1 Visa status students IF the student has a job or the promise of a job. To request a social security number, the Social Security Administration requires: