While driving a motor vehicle on highways or premises open to the public in Oregon, you must have either a valid driver license or instruction permit in your possession. If you are a resident of another state, click here for information.
If you are over the age of 18 and need to gain driving experience before getting your driver license, you may obtain an instruction permit.
Oregon driver licenses issued to U.S. citizens and permanent residents are valid for an 8 year period. Licenses issued to qualified temporary residents are valid for a limited term that is based upon their authorized length of stay in the country.