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Find Driver’s License Offices in Mississippi

In the state of Mississippi, like in any other state in the United States, you must have a valid and unexpired driver’s license in order to legally operate a vehicle. Thankfully, there are plenty of driver’s license offices in Mississippi. You can find an office in a few different ways. You can go here and look for a driver’s license office by checking whatever district you are in. You should double-check to make sure that the office you are planning to visit is both open and allowing for testing, too. Some locations do not offer driver’s license testing.

Can Drivers Under 18 Get Driver’s Licenses in Mississippi?

The regulations for drivers that are under 18 can vary somewhat from state to state. In the state of Mississippi, drivers under the age of 18 can get a driver’s permit and a 16-year-old license by following a few steps. You will have to fill out the Driver’s License Application, provide your Social Security Card, a state-issued birth certificate, and provide proof of school attendance. You can show you are attending school by providing a Certification of School Attendance form that you received from whatever school you are attending. You also have to submit the Waiver of Road-Testing Affidavit instead of actually taking the driving skills test.

Driver’s License Application in Mississippi

Applying for a driver’s license is part of the process in Mississippi, just like in any other state. You first have to pass both the road test and the written knowledge test in order to get your Mississippi driver’s license. After that, you can fill out the Driver’s License Application and submit it in-person to your local Mississippi Department of Public Safety office. You will also have to provide proof of your identity, Social Security number, and residency.

You can go here for more information about what documents are acceptable to get a REAL-ID compliant driver’s license. You also have to pass the vision screening. You will have to pay for the driver’s licensing fee, as well.

How to Renew Your Driver’s License in Mississippi

You can renew your driver’s license in a few ways in the state of Mississippi. You can visit your local DMV office and renew your driver’s license in person if you wish to do it that way. However, you can also renew your driver’s license online as long as you have a valid photo. In order to renew your driver’s license online in Mississippi, you can use the Self-Service Portal and do so through the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. You simply have to follow the steps you are given on the website.

What Do You Do If You Have an Out-of-State Driver’s License in Mississippi?

You may have just moved to Mississippi. If so, you should know that you need to transfer your out-of-state driver’s license within 60 days of moving to Mississippi and you must register your vehicle within 30 days of arriving in Mississippi. You will have to fill out a Driver’s License Application, hand over your out-of-state driver’s license, and provide your original birth certificate, two documents demonstrating your Mississippi residency, and your Social Security card.After that, you have to pass the vision screening and pay the driver’s licensing fee. You can do all of this at your local Mississippi Department of Public Safety office.

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May 22, 2023