On August 18, 2011 MassDOT RMV entered into a reciprocal agreement with the Republic of Korea to convert valid Korean licenses, equivalent to a Class D, to Massachusetts Class D licenses. Here are the procedures as outlined by the RMV:
Upon conversion, the Korean license must be surrendered to the RMV to be stored at the Korean consulate.
As part of this agreement, a Massachusetts resident who moves to the Republic of Korea will also be allowed to convert his/her Massachusetts license to a Korean license.
To convert a Korean license, you must:
Be at least 18 years of age
Meet the Massachusetts residency requirements
Meet the RMV’s identification requirements
Provide a Korean driving record indicating that you are currently licensed to operate a passenger motor vehicle
This driving record is only available in the Republic of Korea. If you do not have one, you cannot convert your Korean license and will need to take a written test and a road test.
If the driving record has any points due to driving offenses, the Korean consulate will provide an addendum to the driving record to explain each driving offense. You must present this along with the driving record. Procedures are listed after the break.