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Obtaining A New Florida Drivers License

Are you applying for a new driver’s license in Florida? The good news is,  dealing with the DMV does not have to be a nightmare.

To make your application a lot easier than you expect, we provide you with  links that will take you to different resources which can help you save time and get through the right direction. You can choose from the options given below to get started.

  1. Online application and Checklist download
  2. By mail, if eligible (read below for instructions)
  3. In person at your local department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) office

Before you start applying for a new Florida driver’s license, first you need to make sure that you are well prepared and equipped with all the requirements that the Florida DMV will be asking from you. These include the following:

  • Proof of Primary Identification
  • Proof of your Social Security Number
  • Two proofs showing your residential address
  • Proof of completed traffic law and substance abuse education course
  • Must pass the vision test
  • Must pass the hearing test
  • Must pass the road rules and road sign tests
  • Must pass the driving test

Note: If you need help/assistance for you to pass the written driving test, you can take the DMV practice test now!


Examples of Primary Identification (bring at least one of the following):

  • Certified United States birth certificate (including territories and District of Columbia)
  • Valid United States Passport or Passport Card
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Certificate of Naturalization, Form N-550 or Form N-570
  • Certificate of Citizenship, Form N-560 or Form N-561
  • Proof of Social Security Number


Proof of Social Security Number (any of the following):

  • Social Security card (must be authentic with your current full name)
  • W-2 form (not handwritten)
  • Pay check/stub
  • SSA-1099
  • Any 1099 (not handwritten)
  • Proof of Residential Address (Internet printouts or faxes of these documents are acceptable)

Aside from the items listed above, you are also requested to bring two (2) different documents from the following list depicting your residential addresses so you can successfully get your new Florida driver’s license.

  • Deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental/lease agreement
  • Florida Voter Registration Card
  • Florida Vehicle Registration or Title
  • Florida Boat Registration or Title (if living on a boat/houseboat)
  • Statement from a parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person  whom the applicant lives with
  • Utility hook up or work order dated within 60 days of the application
  • Automobile Payment Booklet
  • Selective Service Card
  • Medical or health card with address listed
  • Current homeowner’s insurance policy or bill
  • Current automobile insurance policy or bill
  • Educational institution transcript forms for the current school year
  • Unexpired professional license issued by a government agency in the U.S.
  • Form DS2019, Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) status
  • A letter from a homeless shelter and must be accompanied with Certification of Address Form
  • Utility bills (not more than two months old)
  • Mail from financial institutions (including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than two months old)
  • Mail from Federal, State, County or City government agencies (including city and county agencies)
  • Transients – Sexual Offender/Predator/Career Offender: – FDLE Registration form

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