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How to Apply for a New Driver's License in New York

You can apply for a new driver's license at any local DMV office in New York. Obtain a New York Driver's Handbook to familiarize with the driving rules and regulations.


Following are the basic requirements for applying for a New York driver's license:

  1. Applicants must be 16 years or older.
  2. Any individual under 18 must provide parental consent and sign the form number MV-44. If 17 years of age, no consent is required if you have the Driver Education Student Certificate of Completion. For additional details, see Beginner Drivers and/or Learner's Permits for Beginner Drivers.
  3. Everyone must pass the vision, written, and driving tests. See Practice Tests and Driver's Handbook for more information on the written examination. Driver education programs can help individuals prepare for their road test.
  4. Applicants must provide six points of acceptable proof of identification.
  5. Applicants must provide a Social Security card.


New York residents holding a driver's license from another state need to pass the vision test. You can exchange your out-of-state driver's license for a New York license as long as it is valid, has your photograph and shows the date of issue. However, like other applicants, new residents must provide proof of identification and a Social Security card. Non-US citizens residing in New York do not need to apply for a New York driver's license unless you become a New York resident. You must have a driver's license issued by the country of your citizenship, in addition to an international driving permit.


The cost for a non-commercial (Class D) New York driver's license varies from $52.50 to $85 according to your age when applying.


With certain restrictions, an individual can legally drive in New York with a learner's license. See more information on Learner Permits and Junior Licenses.


Reviews of How to Apply for a New Driver's License in New York


No must be a registered & insured vehichle of NYS. If you dont have one, you can call the auto school and rent a car for the day. It will have the instructor drive around with you about an have hour to hour before if you would like then they take you to the road test destination.

can we take 5 hours classes class online after taking the learners' permit for non-commercial

I live in New York and I have an expired (over 1 year) drivers license. If I need to drive, what do I do next?

By, New York State Law. Your license, must be up to date in order to drive.

I lived in new york and i have an expired florida temporary driver license which expired on june 14 2010. I got my immigration form asc appointment notice. can i apply for ny drivers license

I got married August 2010,need to change my Last name on my License also it has to be renew in June 2012. How do I go about changing my Last name to my new name? will I be able to keep the old License and received a new License with the same picture. What will be the cost? Will I be able to do this online.>

i cant remember my email or password to print out the form ! but my road test is tomrrow ! what do i do

I am 22 yrs old. I live in NY from OK. I still have my OK DL and it doesn't expire for two more years. I travel back and forth between NY and OK. Should i renew my OK DL for a NY DL? If so how do i go about doing so?

im 20 and i want to knew if i can get license class A commercial license

You have to be 21 years old to go for your class A commercial license

i just turned 17 and i took a drivers education course. does that mean that i am able to drive after 9 and have more than one non family member in the car?

By, New York State Law. You must be 18 years or older to drive past 9:00pm. You must also have a full driver's license as well. The time you can drive past 9:00pm, if you are going to work or your taking night classes at school or college.

I have and out of state license and am applying for a ny license. Will I need my social security card or can I just provide the number?

I just want to see the answer to this question, and this stupid thing is making me post something in order to see anything lol

im 19 and i want to know if i can get my permit and license in the same weekend

Did take the 5 hour course??

why wouldnt you just get your license that weekend because it wouldnt make sense to get a permit if you are also applying for a license

im 17 years old and i just got my permit about a month ago. can i go and apply for my drivers license??

You must take the 5 hour course.

no you must have 6 months of drving expirence.. sorry

not until 6 months after you got your permit

im 19 and i want to know if i can get my permit and license in the same weekend

how do i call for my 5 hr test

where can i print out a 50 hour slip for my parents to sign for my road test

I'm 22 years old and i don't got my permit do I need to go get my permit first or can I go right for my driver license?

You're 22 years old and you need to learn English.

Yes, you need your permit.

yeah its manditory

Okay Thank You

I paid for an Address change and received a new license with the same old address. Do I simply send it back with a note?

what documens do i need to obtain a nyc identification. i have a pa drivers license. what is my next step to get the idneede for ny? can anyone help?

I submitted my renewal for my license since the beginning of this month and I have not received it back as yet. My birthday is approaching in April, what do I do

I'm over 21 and now going for my permit again after it expired the first time. After receiving my new permit, do I have to wait 6 months to go for my license?



i lose my new york license in N C

now i m in NC

i don`t know how to apply my license i will back NY next month

i need my license imdeatly

how can i do it???

Hi, I am in New York and I lost my Texas Driver's License and I would not be back until mid August. can you tell me how I can obtain a replacement because I need it. Thanks

i have my permit and im about to take my 5hr next week, and my six months from when i got my permit is in may, do i have to wait another 6 months after i take my 5hr or just 6 months after i got my permit to take my road test for my license

just 6 months after you receive your permit, not 6 months after you take your 5hr course.

If Im 16 And Have A Washington D.C Learners Permit And Move To New York City Whats The Next Licenses Im Able To Obtain?

how many mot i need to take my road test for my drivers license...

looking to take my road test.


where do i sign up for my road test?


I signed up for my road test, but I entered the 5 hour completion course number wrong on accident but it says that my appointment was still scheduled. Does it matter or no? If it does, then what do I do?

is it true that i can take the 5 hours class in the DMV? if not where can i go tke it?

i can not read well can i take test if somone can read it to me? or what do i need to do?