I've been in Recife almost 4 years now and never felt the desire to drive here (wild insecure driving here) but now I'm in a situation where I'll have no choice but to drive. I waste too much time getting from point A to point B on the bus. I have a valid California DL. I went to ONE detran to get info and they were so clueless, they said they had never issued a foreigner a DL so they dont know what is required. I know. So stupid. To think we complain about the DMV back in the States. Does anyone know what I have to do?