Guide on How to Get a Drivers License in Your State
The process of applying for a driver’s license varies slightly from state to state, although the basic requirements are generally the same across all states.
If you are applying for a drivers license for the first time, you must complete a road test, a written test, and a vision test, and submit documentation to verify your identity and residency. You’ll also need to pay the associated driver license fees.
To prepare for your written test, you can visit our partner and take a DMV Practice Test.
Continue reading below and select your state below for specific information about applying for a driver’s license in your state.
Select Your State:
Applying for a Driver License
- Fill out a driver’s license application.
- Pass a written exam and road test.
- Show adequate proof of identification.
- Take a license photo.
- Pay your driver’s license fees.
Select your state in the map above to visit your state’s Applying for a Driver’s License section and find out exactly what you’ll need to bring to your driver license appointment at your nearest DMV office location.
There you’ll find details about driver license fees, DMV Practice Tests, acceptable forms of identification, required driver license forms, and what you need to apply for a driver’s license as a new resident.
First-Time Drivers License
Renew Your Driver License
To find out how to process a driver’s license renewal in your state, please find your nearest DMV location and get in touch with them. They’ll be able to instruct you on all the ways you can renew your driver license..
You may prepare yourself by taking a free written practice test online, in case the DMV is requiring you to retake the written exam. You can also locate your nearest DMV office location.
Replace Your Driver’s License
To find out how to replace a lost, stolen or damaged driver’s license in your state, you’ll need to get in touch with your nearest DMV office. In most cases, you’ll need to complete a drive license replacement application form and submit it in person or by mail. Some states may allow you to replace your license online. Contact your local DMV to find out for sure.
You may also locate your nearest DMV office location and buy a driving record.
Changing Your Address
Please visit our Address Change page and select your state to learn how to change the address on a drivers license or registration card.
Out-of-State License Transfers
New residents who are already licensed drivers in another state must apply in person to verify identity and residency documents, and pass a vision test. Some states may require you to take a written test.
To learn how to get a license in your new state, please visit our Applying for a Driver’s License page and choose your state.
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