4507.101 International reciprocity.

(A) The registrar of motor vehicles may enter into a reciprocal arrangement with another country for reciprocal recognition of driver's licenses if both of the following conditions are satisfied:

(1) The country grants the same or similar exemptions relating to drivers' licenses to persons holding valid driver's licenses issued by this state;

(2) The country charges only reasonable fees for driver's license applications, as determined by the registrar in the registrar's sole discretion, and the fees are charged impartially to all applicants.

(B) The registrar shall not enter into a reciprocal arrangement, and shall cancel any such arrangement previously entered into, if the country does not comply with divisions (A)(1) and (2) of this section.

(C) Except as provided in section 4507.12 of the Revised Code, the registrar may waive the examination of any person applying for a driver's license if the person presents a valid, unexpired license issued by a country with which the registrar has a reciprocal arrangement.

(D) The registrar may prescribe the conditions upon which a driver's license may be issued or retained under this section. The registrar shall not prohibit an applicant from retaining the foreign license after the registrar or deputy registrar issuing the Ohio license views and authenticates the foreign license.

Effective Date: 09-01-2000