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

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You can apply for a new driver's license at any MVC agency in New Jersey. Obtain a New Jersey Driver's Handbook to familiarize with the driving rules and regulations.

NEW DRIVERS AND FIRST TIME APPLICANTS

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

  1. Applicants must be 18 years or older.
  2. Any individual under 18 should provide parental consent and must complete the graduated driver licensing process. For additional details, see Beginner Drivers and/or Learner's Permits for Beginner Drivers.
  3. Everyone must pass the vision, knowledge and driving tests. You will also have to practice supervised driving for a period ranging from 3 to 6 months depending on your age group. 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 pass the 6 point ID verification.
  5. Once you have passed the driving test, you are eligible for a provisional license. This allows you to drive unsupervised, with certain restrictions.
  6. Basic driver's licenses are only issued after one year of unsupervised driving on the provisional license.

NEW RESIDENTS

New Jersey residents holding a valid driver's license from another state can obtain a basic driver's license by passing the 6 point ID verification and surrendering their old license. You will also have to pass the vision test. You may even need to pass the knowledge test and the road test if you are under 18 years of age, or if your present license has expired
Non-US citizens residing in New Jersey may apply for a New Jersey driver's license, as long as they can provide proof that they are legally authorized to be in the United States, and meet all the other requirements. You will also have to pass the vision test, knowledge test, and/or a road test. Those who cannot show proof of driving experience will have to complete the graduated driver licensing process.

FEES

The cost for a basic driver's license in New Jersey is $24.

VALIDITY

The validity of a New Jersey driver's license is 4 years.

LEARNER'S LICENSE

First time drivers are required to complete a graduated driver licensing process in order to obtain a basic driver's license.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Submitted by barbi2963 on 4th Apr 2015

can i get a nj license if

can i get a nj license if suspended in another state

Submitted by briana06 on 13th Oct 2011

a little over three years ago

a little over three years ago , my license had gotten suspended due to an out rage of unpaid parking tickets , how they a cumulated is no relevance, I was a stay home mom and couldn't pay these tickets , I noticed my DL's was going to expire, so I went an got a DMV and was told since my license was expired I would be issued a DMV ID, I have finally finished paying the tickets off after returning back to work. Now I'm told I have to pay the restoration fee and my license will be restore, however at the same time I would have to take the actually test all over again because it expired over 3 years ago, how come the ID isn't sufficient enough, why am I taking it over?

Submitted by tggd on 8th Dec 2011

my son is going though the

my son is going though the same thing hes all paid expired 2008 they are making him take the test all over again and he failed the first time because of the new laws for new drivers hes been driving for 16 years they want the money

Submitted by srose1010@opton... on 23rd Jul 2011

for my son who just recieved

for my son who just recieved licence what are the hours can he drive

how many people can he have in the car

Submitted by abdulkhan91 on 5th Jul 2011

i have a new york city driver

i have a new york city driver license and i want to apply for a new jersey license so do i still have to take a permit and start everything from the beginning or i just come there show you my 6 points id and get a road test and that's it so tell me about that pl z

Submitted by Anonymous on 9th May 2011

what steps will i have to

what steps will i have to take to reschedule ny road test date?????

Submitted by Anonymous on 6th May 2011

I am 22 years old how would I

I am 22 years old how would I go about getting my licenses? Do I still have to get my permint first?

Submitted by Anonymous on 20th Apr 2011

i never had my license taken

i never had my license taken away i just never renew it ,but its about 12 yrs since i drove .since i never had any points or had it taken away can i just go renew it

Submitted by Anonymous on 11th Apr 2011

how do i go about changing my

how do i go about changing my name to my married name?

Submitted by Anonymous on 8th Apr 2011

How do we change our address

How do we change our address to our new address?

I see you don't have anything about changes of your address here.

Can i get an answer before next week is out.

Submitted by Voltaire99 on 22nd Oct 2014

I need to report you my new

I need to report you my new address. Tell me the steps

Submitted by Anonymous on 8th Apr 2011

How do we change our address

How do we change our address to our new address?

I see you don't have anything about changes of your address here.

Can i get an answer before next week is out. Thanks Ms. Baron

Submitted by Anonymous on 25th Feb 2011

i just was maried how do i

i just was maried how do i change my last name

Submitted by Anonymous on 9th Mar 2011

put my last name sweet heart

put my last name sweet heart pablo :) <3

Submitted by Anonymous on 24th Feb 2011

my drivers liscence has been

my drivers liscence has been suspended for 4 years how do i go about getting it back

Submitted by rj38 on 24th Jan 2014

First make sure all your

First make sure all your fines are paid check with dmv to make sure then you pay restoration fee

unfortunately anything over 3 yrs they make you take the whole test over again written and driving test that's what I had to do to get mine back

Submitted by jgunna525 on 26th Jan 2010

Im 20 years old right now & I

Im 20 years old right now & I wanted to know that when i get my examination permit after the six month period I'll be 21 do i still have to wait another 6 months or can i wait the 3 month period to get my provisionals since I'll be 21 then?

Submitted by vivaengland on 28th Oct 2009

Hey, I was wondering what I

Hey, I was wondering what I would have to do to get a NJ license. I have a FL drivers license, but I am only 16 (the age is different there) could someone help me please. Thanks.

Submitted by Anonymous on 11th Apr 2011

yea you have to be 17 to

yea you have to be 17 to drive here

Submitted by Monty on 10th Oct 2009

This is sumthing new

This is sumthing new

Submitted by Samantha Oliver on 16th Sep 2009

I would like to know how do I

I would like to know how do I go about Making an appointment for my road test. Because I miss my appointment. So do I go down there or I can schedule an appointment online?

Submitted by adele1974 on 22nd Aug 2009

if my liscense has been

if my liscense has been expired for 3 years,how do i go about renewing it?

Submitted by zoskoie on 24th May 2009

I have an international

I have an international driving license.

Submitted by Khalid Khan on 8th Mar 2012

I have a resident vissa /

I have a resident vissa / green card, NOT A CITIZEN. And I am residing in n.j -07632. I have arrived here on 4th February 2012. i am having a valid U.A.E (http://U.A.E) Driving license, MY Q- 1, --- CAN I DRIVE A CAR IN U.S.A.. Q-2, ---

Submitted by dustin on 18th May 2009

How do I reschedule to take

How do I reschedule to take the test for my license

Submitted by Anonymous on 23rd Mar 2011

how do I do that online?

how do I do that online?