How to Get a Brand New Driver’s License

How to Get a Brand New Driver’s License

Converting a learner’s permit into a full license, or even starting with a provisional license, is an exciting prospect.

Converting a learner’s permit into a full license, or even starting with a provisional license, is an exciting prospect. It doesn’t matter how old you are – all first-time drivers have a certain set of rules they have to abide by.  One of those is getting enough practice and then passing the driving test. So how do you get a new license?

The Application Phase 

You must be 18 or older to apply for a license. Every driver will achieve this at some point, but without applying for it, it won’t happen, at least not right away. Plus, it’s a good way to get an ID card even if you are unable to drive or do not care to without a personal driver at your disposal.

Required Steps 

Before you can get a license you must first start with a learner’s permit. There should be a booklet that accompanies the permit that shows you all of the training you need to do. From there, you can apply to take the test. Once you pass, you get your license. You will also need to pay all applicable fees along the way. Furnishing your social security number, or SSN is vital. If you don’t have an SSN, you will only be eligible for a limited or restricted license that won’t grant you the same level of privilege as a full license would.   

Moving into the City 

Are you moving into the city from Maryland or Virginia? Or have you secured a new job in the District of Columbia, and you’re coming from farther away? Regardless of your point of origin, you will have a full month to apply for your DC driver’s license. If you already have a license from a different state, you will need to convert your current license into one issued by the District. Be sure to complete a vision test, prove your identity, and pay all of the fees that you need to do before the process can be completed.  

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