1. Proof of Identity:
When applying for any motor vehicle services, you must provide proof of your identity. Acceptable documents include a passport, driver’s license, state-issued identification card, military ID, or birth certificate. The name on the document must match the name on other documents submitted to the DMV.
2. Proof of Address:
You will need to provide proof of your current address. This can be done with a utility bill, bank statement, or other document that contains your name and address. If you have recently moved and do not yet have such documents, the DMV may accept mail addressed to you at your new location as proof of residence.
3. Vehicle Registration and/or Title:
If you are applying for a driver’s license or vehicle registration, you must provide proof of ownership. This can be done with the original title and/or current registration documents.
4. Insurance Card/Proof of Liability Coverage:
In order to obtain any motor vehicle services from the DMV, you must have valid liability insurance coverage on your vehicle. You will need to provide an insurance card at the time of application, which must be signed by an authorized representative of your insurer.
5. Driver Education Course Completion Certificate (if applicable):
Certain states may require applicants under a certain age to complete a driver education course in order to receive their license or permit. If this applies to you, you must provide a completed certificate of completion at the time of application.
6. Social Security Number (if applicable):
If you are applying for a driver’s license or permit, most states will require a valid social security number as proof of identity.
7. Payment Method:
You will need to make payment for any motor vehicle services using an accepted method such as cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card. You should have the necessary funds available before visiting the DMV in order to avoid delays.
8. Signed Parental Consent Form (for minors):
If you are applying for a driver’s license or permit and are under 18 years of age, you will need to have a parent or legal guardian sign a consent form.
9. Vision Test Certification:
Most states require applicants to pass a vision test in order to receive their license or permit. You must provide proof of passing the test at the time of application, generally in the form of an eye exam certificate.
10. Written Exam Results:
When applying for a driver’s license or permit, you must pass a written exam in order to demonstrate your knowledge of traffic laws and safety protocols. You will need to provide proof of passing the exam at the time of application, generally in the form of a score sheet from your testing center.
11. Emissions Certificate (If applicable):
In some states, you may need to provide proof of passing an emissions test as part of your application. This can be done with a certificate from an authorized testing facility.
12. Medical Report (If applicable):
Certain applicants may be required to submit a medical report from their doctor in order to obtain a license or permit. The report must include information about the applicant’s physical and mental health and ability to safely operate a vehicle.
13. Proof of Financial Responsibility (if applicable):
Some states require applicants for certain motor vehicle services to provide proof of financial responsibility in order to receive their documents. This can be done with an insurance card, bond, or similar document that shows the applicant can cover any damage or injury caused by their vehicle.
14. Additional Documentation for Non-Citizens:
If you are a non-citizen, you may be required to provide additional documentation when applying for motor vehicle services. This can include proof of legal status in the U.S., such as your passport or visa. You should contact your local DMV to determine what documents are necessary before visiting.
15. Photo Identification:
You should bring a valid form of photo identification with you when visiting the DMV in order to ensure that your application is processed quickly and accurately. Acceptable forms of ID include driver’s licenses, passports, state IDs, military IDs, and more. Be sure to check with the DMV before your visit to find out which forms of ID they accept.