HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Marylanders living in South Korea can now trade their driver’s licenses for a Korean license without any further testing.

State officials are signing an agreement with South Korean Ambassador Han Duk-soo on Wednesday. The agreement will allow Marylanders with noncommercial licenses to skip a written or skills test in the Republic of Korea. It will also allow Korean citizens living in Maryland to do the same.

Motor Vehicle Administration spokesman Buel Young says after a yearlong review, officials determined the standards for the Korean licensing process are consistent with the state’s practices.

Young says the state has a similar agreement with France.

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Comments (5)
  1. Clstone85 says:

    Uh…what about signage? Pretty sure they aren’t all in English. And what about driving LAWS? Aren’t they different? This seems weird to me.

  2. Rod says:

    France… we come from France…

  3. bb says:

    Maryland is to immigrant friendly

  4. Maryland Drivers says:

    They say that a 3 hr drug and alcohol class and switch over to maryland license… thats my understanding. I’ve been following it with http://www.mddriverstest.com at their blog. Wow what a deal for the korean people. How about everyone else that will be coming to the table wanting the same deal.

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