Driver’s License & ID​

Are you ready to apply for a new driver’s license? Check out the topics below to learn about the application steps and requirements in your state.

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New Drivers
Renewals & Replacements
Identification and Other Requirements
Travel & Immigration

Most Popular Driver’s License Guides

Check out the most popular guides related to your driver’s license and ID.

How to Apply for a Driver’s License

Learn all about the steps and requirements to apply for a driver’s license in your state. Find out everything you need to know before you visit the DMV office.

Renew Your Driver’s License​

Don’t forget to renew your license! Learn about your renewal options and whether or not you’ll be able to avoid a trip to the DMV. You may be able to renew online.

Apply for a Motorcycle License

Learn all about the steps and requirements to apply for a motorcycle license or endorsement in your state. Find out if you can skip your knowledge exam and skills test by taking a Rider Education Course.

Get a Commercial Driver’s License

Want to make driving a career? Learn what you’ll need to do to get your commercial driver’s license (CDL). Use our free CDL practice tests to study for your written exams.

Where is your driver’s license number?

You may need to know your driver’s license number for things like online renewals, replacements, and other DMV tasks. You may also need it when you get a new car insurance policy or register your car. Find out where to find your DL number (even if you’ve lost your license).

DMV Address Change

Have you recently moved? Make sure you update your new address with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Find out the steps and requirements in your state.

New Drivers

Getting your first driver’s license is exciting! But, there’s a lot to do before you’ll be able to start driving by yourself. Find out everything you need to know about the minimum requirements, application process, testing, fees, and more. Don’t forget to take some of our free practice tests!

Driver’s License Requirements

Find an overview of the entire process of getting your driver’s license. We’ll go over each step so you know what to expect.

How to Get a Learner’s Permit

Getting your learner’s permit is the first major step towards your full driver’s license. Find out what it is and how to get one.

Driving Permit Rules

With a learner’s permit, you’ll be able to start driving. However, there are some rules you need to follow. Learn about them here.

What is a Provisional License?

If you’re under 18, you’ll earn a provisional license after you complete your permit requirements. Find out what the restrictions are and how long they’ll last.

New Drivers 18+

If you’re over 18 and have never been licensed, the process to getting your first driver’s license is usually a little faster.

Learner’s Permits for Drivers over 18

The learner’s permit requirements for adults are a different than teen drivers. Learn all about them here.

Driver’s Ed

Learn about the requirements for driver’s education in your state. Find out how many hours you’ll need and if you can take it online.

Parent-Taught Driver’s Ed

Find out if parent-taught driver’s education is an option in your state. Learn how to get started.

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Renewals, Replacements, and More

Depending on where you live, you’ll need to renew your license every 4 to 8 years or so. Aside from renewals, there may be some other tasks you’ll need to complete too. Learn all about them through the topics below.

How to Renew Your License

Find out if you have the option of renewing online, by mail, or in person.

Expired Driver’s License

Is your driver’s license already expired or about to expire soon? Learn if your state has a grace period.

Suspended License

If your driver’s license is suspended, you’ll need to satisfy the requirements to get it back.

Out-of-State Violations

If you moved to a new state with an out-of-state suspended license, there are some steps you’ll need to take before you’re eligible to drive.


If you’ve moved to a new state, you’ll need to apply for a new driver’s license after establishing residency. Find out what you need to do.

Change of Address

Even in-state moves require you to update the DMV. Find out how to change your address and how much time you have to get it done.

Replace Driver’s License

If your driver’s license has been lost, stolen, or damaged, you’ll want to replace it as soon as possible. Find out how.

Senior Driver’s License Renewal

Learn about any special requirements for elderly drivers. Renewal periods and fees may vary.


Our simple how-to guides make it easy to take care of all you need to for your driver’s license. Learn how to save time and skip the trip to the DMV whenever possible.

Identification, Records, and Other Tasks

There’s a lot to know when it comes to your driver’s license and ID. Learn about some other common and less common situations below.

Types of Driver’s Licenses

Learn about the different classes and types of driver’s licenses and endorsements you can apply for.

ID Requirements

Find out about the proof of identification you’ll need to bring along with you when you visit the DMV.

Vital Records

You may need to present documents like your birth certificate when. you visit the DMV. Learn how to request a certified copy.

GDL Requirements

Each state has a slightly different process for licensing new drivers. Learn about the minimum age requirements.

Teen Hardship License

Some states offer a special type of driver’s license to teen drivers in certain circumstances.

Non-Driver ID

If you don’t drive, you can apply for a state identification card. You can use this to provide proof of your age and identity.

Handbooks & Forms

Find links to your state’s official driver handbook and common DMV forms.

DMV Directory

Find links, phone numbers, and information for the licensing and vehicle agencies in all 50 states.

DMV Name Change

If you get married or otherwise change your name, there are some steps you’ll need to complete at the DMV.

Take a Good License Photo

Driver’s license photos are notoriously unflattering. Learn how to look your best.

Travel & Immigration

If you’re taking a vacation, immigrating to the United States, or even flying domestically, there are some things to take care of regarding your driver’s license and identification. Find the information you need below.

REAL ID & Enhanced Driver’s License

Is your license REAL ID compliant? Get the details here.

Undocumented Immigrants​

Many states have options for undocumented immigrants applying for a driver’s license. (e.g. AB 60)

International Driving Permits​

Do you want to drive in another country? Consider getting your IDP.


Passport applications, renewals, and replacements. Learn more.

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