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U.S. Driver’s License Application


The primary form of identification in the United States is a driver's license, or state ID. The United States driver's license is an official government-issued ID which allows the bearer of the license to drive a motor vehicle. Driver's licenses can be used for many other purposes, including opening bank accounts, cashing checks, traveling within the United States, or as proof that you are of legal age to purchase alcohol and tobacco. Although a State ID may be used for identification purposes, it cannot be used to drive a motor vehicle. The United States federal government doesn't issue a national driver’s license or identification card, unlike other countries. Each state in the United States issues its own driver's license and ID. They can be used in any part of the United States, Canada or abroad. The U.S. Drivers License Application Guide is available. Download the U.S. Driver's License Application Guide to learn how to apply for a U.S. driver's license.

  • Start Application Immediately
  • Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Apply Online or by Mail
  • Pricing and Fee Information Included
  • Checklist of Required Documents
  • Unlimited Online Support

What's included

What's included

  • To obtain your first US driver’s license, you will need to have proof of identification
  • Transfer of a driver’s license from another country
  • Transfer of an out-of-state drivers license is not allowed
  • Drivers license renewal requirements
  • Particular application procedures are available for each of the 50 US States

  • Information regarding the vision, written and road tests
  • Information about proof of legal immigration status
  • For identification purposes, lists of primary and second forms are required
  • Explanation of the differences between driver’s licenses & state identification cards


The federal government added additional security measures after 9/11 to obtain a state ID card, driver license and social security card. The Real ID Act, a federal law that required proof of legal immigration status to be presented in order to obtain a driver’s license from any state, was adopted. Driver licenses from states other than those listed above will no longer be accepted for legal identification purposes to enter a federal building in the United States or board an aircraft. All 50 U.S. States are updating their requirements and beginning to require proof of [legal] immigration status. Illegal immigrants can still obtain driver’s licenses or state IDs in many states.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a U.S. driver’s license, there are some general requirements such as a written exam, road test and vision check. Each of the 50 U.S. States and U.S. Territories has its own requirements and procedures. Different procedures are available for renewals, transfers outside of the state, and first-time applications. Some states allow foreign licenses as proof that an individual is competent to drive a motor vehicle. This does not mean the individual must take another road test. There are different types of licenses available depending on the type of vehicle that you want to drive. These include cars, trucks, trucks, and commercial vehicles. Your out-of-state license can be transferred to your new state. While the process is different from one state to the next, you will need to pass the vision and/or written tests.
Students, temporary visitors, and workers with non-immigrant visas may also be allowed to apply for a Social Security Number. The Social Security card in the United States is an important document. It is a document that entitles individuals to certain benefits after retirement. Employers, banks, schools, and the USCIS all use it as an identification card. Social Security is complex and linked to many private and government databases.