Obtaining A New Florida Drivers License
Applying for a new drivers license in Florida? We offer links to resources that will save you time and get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.
Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to assistance in preparing official forms, the value added services and products you will receive include a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs; 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.
2: By mail
Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.
3: Via a DMV office
If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.
Before you begin to apply for you new Florida drivers license, make sure you are prepared to present any information and complete every task that the Florida DMV asks of you. Florida drivers license requirements are as follows:
- Present proof of Primary Identification
- Present one proof of your Social Security Number
- Present two proofs showing your residential address
- Present proof that they you have completed a traffic law and substance abuse education course
- Pass a vision test
- Pass a hearing test
- Pass the road rules and road sign tests
- Pass the driving test.
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Examples of Primary Identification
- Certified United States birth certificate, including territories and District of Columbia
- Valid United States Passport or Passport Card
- Consular Report of Birth Abroad
- Certificate of Naturalization, Form N-550 or Form N-570
- Certificate of Citizenship, Form N-560 or Form N-561
Examples of Proof of Social Security Number
- Social Security card (must be an original and state current full name)
- W-2 form
- Pay check/stub
- Any 1099
Examples of Proof of Residential Address
In addition to the items listed above, you will need to bring in TWO different documents from the following list showing your residential address to get your new Florida drivers license:
- Deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental/lease agreement
- Florida Voter Registration Card
- Florida Vehicle Registration or Title
- Florida Boat Registration or Title (if living on a boat/houseboat)
- Two proofs of residential address from applicant's parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person with whom the applicant resides, along with (see next)
- A statement from a parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person with whom the applicant resides, combined with two proofs of their residential address (see above)
- A utility hook up or work order dated within 60 days of the application
- Automobile Payment Booklet
- Selective Service Card
- Medical or health card with address listed
- Current homeowner’s insurance policy or bill
- Current automobile insurance policy or bill
- Educational institution transcript forms for the current school year
- Unexpired professional license issued by a government agency in the U.S.
- W-2 form or 1099 form
- Form DS2019, Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) status
- A letter from a homeless shelter, transitional service provider, or a halfway house verifying that they receive mail for the customer. A Certification of Address Form must accompany the letter.
- Utility bills, not more than two months old
- Mail from financial institutions; including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than two months old
- Mail from Federal, State, County or City government agencies (including city and county agencies)
- Transients – Sexual Offender/Predator/Career Offender: - FDLE Registration form
Are You Moving to a Different State?
If you are relocating from another state, you might also want to consider acquiring a new drivers license. For more information on that process, click here.
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