For F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors, many states issue a driver’s license that is valid until the program end date listed on the Form I-20 or DS-2019. US immigration allows a 60-day grace period for F-1 students or a 30-day grace period for J-1 exchange visitors to remain in the country after this end date, but not every DMV adds the 60-day or 30-day period after the program end date to the driver’s license.
If the passport or visa expires before the program end date on the I-20 or DS-2019, driver’s license expiry date should still match the program end date since F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors are allowed to remain in the US until that date. (Nonimmigrants in these visa categories only need to have a valid visa when travelling to and from the US internationally and only need to renew their passport 6 months before it expires.)
For H-1B scholars, the driver’s license will be valid only for the period listed on the I-797A Approval Notice and/or H-1B visa.