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

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You can apply for a new driver's license at any service center in Wisconsin. Obtain a Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin driver's license:

  1. Applicants must be 15½ 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 written, and driving skill 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 acceptable proof of identification.
  5. Applicants must provide acceptable proof of name and date of birth.
  6. Applicants must provide proof of Wisconsin residency.

The application for obtaining a new driver's license, form MV3001, can be downloaded here.

NEW RESIDENTS

Wisconsin residents holding a driver's license from another state may also need to pass the tests. However, like other applicants, new residents must provide proof of identification, date of birth and residency.
Non-US citizens residing in Wisconsin may apply for a Wisconsin 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. Note that a Wisconsin driver's license issued to a foreign national will expire no later than the last date on which they are authorized to be in the United States by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. For a stay under 12 consecutive months a valid driver's license from the country of their citizenship will be acceptable, provided their country is part of the UN Convention on Road Traffic.

FEES

The cost for a non-commercial (Class D) Wisconsin driver's license and allied services are as follows:

  • Regular Class D: $28
  • Probationary License: $28
  • Instruction Permit: $35
  • Driving Skills exam: $15

VALIDITY

The validity of a Wisconsin driver's license is based on the driver's age at the time the license was issued.

  • For drivers below 21, the license is valid until their 21st birthday, after which it may be renewed.
  • For other drivers, the license is valid for three years from next birthday.

LEARNER'S LICENSE

With certain restrictions, an individual can legally drive in Wisconsin with a learner's license. See more information on learner's permits here.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Submitted by agal98 on 16th Mar 2015

You can find the driver's

You can find the driver's test sign up for Wisconsin Drivers at www. dot .wisconsin. gov /drivers /drivers /schedule .htm (Just take out the spaces of the link so that it will work..)

Submitted by KMojica on 14th Feb 2013

How do i sign up for a

How do i sign up for a drivers test online? And what is all on the road test now? I know a lot of people who have taken the test in last 3 years and none have had to parallel park but the sheet says i have to know how to.

Submitted by PatrickH on 9th Jan 2013

I spoke with a rep. I'm a new

I spoke with a rep. I'm a new wisconsin resident. My out of state dl expires in 2days. So i was glad to find out that even if i wait till after it expires the process is still the same. No new written or driving tests for 8yrs after expiration.

Submitted by Toothman on 10th Nov 2011

Im 18 and my temps exparied 6

Im 18 and my temps exparied 6 months ago. I want to go and get them again to do so do I have to retake the writing text. And if so does taking the writing text cost money?

Submitted by SKZ on 6th Jul 2011

Im confused, Im relocating to

Im confused, Im relocating to WI this month and the DMV in Madison told me all thats needed to transfer my cdl, is to bring proof of my new residency and my old license, but someone else told me I'll need to take the tests. Which is it? I need to know what kind of expenses to be prepared for.

Submitted by zackgraves94 on 5th Jul 2010

i completely agree with

i completely agree with everything all the restictions should most definitely be followed. driving under age is a priveledge so everyone needs to follow the rules

Submitted by ohsobroken on 22nd May 2010

how do i sign up for a

how do i sign up for a drivers license test online?

Submitted by brandy trimble on 19th Feb 2014

I was wondering if I could

I was wondering if I could take the test at home or do I need to take it at the dmv?

Submitted by RachelM on 4th Apr 2012

Drivers license test Drivers

Drivers license test

Drivers license test

Submitted by Vernon Roberts on 3rd Feb 2012

I have my drivers permit now

I have my drivers permit now I wanna sign up for a road test to get my license

Submitted by danette-45 on 14th Mar 2012

I have my drivers permit now

I have my drivers permit now i wanna sign up for a road test to get my license

Submitted by Akenya Aman on 9th Feb 2013

I haved schdule a road text

I haved schdule a road text and i like to check the date and time

Submitted by Jamaal2023 on 13th Apr 2012

I Have My Drivers Permit Now

I Have My Drivers Permit Now I Wanna Sign Up For A Road Test To Get My License

Submitted by john bates on 10th Jan 2013

i need my license so i can

i need my license so i can drive my mother around legally

Submitted by soap2truck on 23rd Mar 2010

what is it like to get the

what is it like to get the road test. im 18 going for the road test. could someone fill me in how far and where we have to drive to? what do they check/look for?

Submitted by Teresa2 on 17th Mar 2010

How do you take the practice

How do you take the practice test online ?

Submitted by tobytoby2 on 31st Oct 2009

how do i sign up for the

how do i sign up for the driving test online???

Submitted by stephanie owen on 12th Sep 2012

How do I sign up for the

How do I sign up for the driving test online?

Submitted by London Groce on 6th Oct 2009

Scheduling For Road Test

Scheduling For Road Test

Submitted by vanieshamccullu... on 11th Aug 2011

i would like to schedule my

i would like to schedule my road test

Submitted by Vivian Hanner on 27th Mar 2015

My son is 23 years of age and

My son is 23 years of age and needing to get my Driving License How do I schedule my road test

Submitted by danette-45 on 14th Mar 2012

i would like to schedule my

i would like to schedule my road test.

Submitted by cjohnson18 on 1st Jun 2011

I want to schedule a drivers

I want to schedule a drivers test July 5-15, 2011

Submitted by blackdiva71 on 17th Dec 2009

how to schedule a road test

how to schedule a road test

Submitted by neicee on 17th Sep 2009

I will Like To set Up Road

I will Like To set Up Road test for Nov.24 how do i do this online.

Submitted by matt gee on 9th Sep 2009

i want to set up a road

i want to set up a road test?

Submitted by glocke21 on 11th Dec 2013

I want to take my road test

I want to take my road test on 12/11/13

Submitted by ERIC WATKINS on 8th Sep 2009

HOW DO I SET UP A ROAD TEST

HOW DO I SET UP A ROAD TEST OVER THE INTERNET

Submitted by cantseeme06 on 4th Aug 2009

all i want is to set up a

all i want is to set up a road test

Submitted by terrell brown on 21st Dec 2011

Terrell Brown

Terrell Brown

Submitted by tashina on 3rd Jun 2009

how to view the up coming

how to view the up coming road test

Submitted by melody lopez wagner on 6th Apr 2009

how do i get appt. for

how do i get appt. for driving skills exam

Submitted by lizzy_imme on 16th Feb 2009

im just tryin to see how do

im just tryin to see how do take the behind the wheel because i already did the classes and the premit so im trying to do the behind the wheel

Submitted by kiramck on 16th Feb 2009

How can I schedule a road

How can I schedule a road test

Submitted by stephanie owen on 12th Sep 2012

How do I schedule a road

How do I schedule a road test?

Submitted by Littlewitz607 on 9th Mar 2009

I need to set up a appt. for

I need to set up a appt. for a road test, How do I do that?

Submitted by sheilaalexander... on 2nd Jun 2011

AUTOMATED SPAM SUBMISSIONS

AUTOMATED SPAM SUBMISSIONS

Submitted by macekat001 on 13th Feb 2009

How can i sign up for a roads

How can i sign up for a roads test?

Submitted by kiora08 on 6th Feb 2009

???

???

Submitted by doodlez on 5th Feb 2009

How can I schedule a road

How can I schedule a road test?

Submitted by Anonymous on 22nd Apr 2011

what is the number to

what is the number to schedule a road test?

Submitted by stephanie owen on 12th Sep 2012

what is the phone number to

what is the phone number to schedule a road test?

Submitted by Algre Witherspoon on 6th Jan 2009

How to get ur permit

How to get ur permit

Submitted by Chasity on 27th Jul 2011

Study the book carefully and

Study the book carefully and take the test online at the dmv place.