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The Diplomatic Motor Vehicle (DMV) program is responsible for a full range of motor vehicle services for the foreign mission community.  This nationwide program is administered in accordance with the 1978 Diplomatic Relations At (22 U.S.C. Section 254), and the 1982 Foreign Missions Act (22 U.S.C. Section 4301).  The DMV ensures that foreign missions and their eligible members carry and maintain the federally mandated high levels of liability insurance coverage.  In order to carry this vitally important mandate, DMV regulates the acquisition, registration, and disposition of all motor vehicles belonging to foreign mission and their members.  The DMV ensures that mission members and their families are issued U.S. Department of State driver’s licenses, and monitors driving records to ensure unsafe drivers are removed from the road.  The program also is designed to achieve favorable treatment of U.S. Missions and personnel abroad in motor vehicle-related matters by applying reciprocal treatment to foreign missions and their personnel.  Finally, the DMV facilities awareness of its mission via outreach programs with local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV):

Any questions regarding the Diplomatic Motor Vehicle Program should be directed to the Office of Foreign Missions by electronic mail at or:

Office of Foreign Missions
3507 International Place, NW
Washington, DC 20522-3303
(202) 274-1217

Office of Foreign Missions
Chicago Regional Office 
77 W. Jackson Blvd, Ste 2122
Chicago, IL 60604-1503
(312) 353-5762

Office of Foreign Missions
Houston Regional Office
8701 S, Gessner Suite 906
Houston, Texas 77074
(713) 272-2865

Office of Foreign Missions
Los Angeles Regional Office 
10940 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 1425
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 235-6292

Office of Foreign Missions
Miami Regional Office 
1645 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 350
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 442-4943

Office of Foreign Missions
New York Regional Office 
799 United Nations Plaza, 8th floor
New York, NY 10017
(646) 282-2825

Office of Foreign Missions
San Francisco Regional Office 
235 Pine Street, Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 744-2910

U.S. Department of State

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