1. Get a copy of your driving record:
A driving record is a document that shows your driving history, such as any accidents or tickets you may have had. You can get a copy of your driving record from the DMV or online from services like DrivingRecord.com.
2. Proof of identity (e.g., driver's license, passport):
You will need to bring some form of identification to the DMV, such as a driver's license, passport, or state ID card.
3. Social Security card or proof of SSN:
You will need to provide your Social Security number in order to get a driver's license. This can be done by providing your Social Security card or other proof of SSN, such as a W-2 form.
4. Proof of residency (e.g., utility bill, bank statement):
In order to prove that you reside in the state where you are applying for a driver's license, you will need to provide documentation such as a utility bill or bank statement.
5. Proof of car insurance:
In order to get a driver's license, you will need to provide proof of car insurance. This can be done by providing your car insurance policy or insurance card.
6. Payment for fees:
There may be fees associated with getting or renewing your driver's license, so be sure to have the appropriate payment ready when you go to the DMV. Fees vary by state but typically include a processing fee and/or fee for taking the written and/or skills test.
7. Completed application form:
Be sure to complete the application form fully and accurately before submitting it to the DMV. If there are any questions, be sure to ask the DMV staff member assisting you.
8. Driver's education certificate (if applicable):
If you are 18 years of age or older and have not yet completed a driver's education course, you will need to bring your Certificate of Completion with you when you go to the DMV.
9. Vision test results:
Most states require you to take a vision test in order to get or renew your driver's license. Be sure to bring your vision test results to the DMV.
10. Skills test results (if applicable):
If a skills test is needed to earn your driver's license, be sure to bring evidence of passing the exam, like a certificate or letter from the DMV.