Texas Driver’s License & Permit FAQ
How Can I Apply for my TX Driver’s License? Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the age requirement when applying for a license in Texas?The minimum age you must be in order to apply for a permit in Texas is 15.
Are there any documents I need to take with me when I go to apply for my Texas license?Yes. If it is your first time applying for a license in the Lone Star state, you will need to make certain to have:
- Documents that verify your identity. Find a list of acceptable documents at http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/identificationrequirements.htm
- Documents that show lawful US citizenship
- Proof of Social Security Number
- Proof of Texas residence
- Completed driver’s license application (can be obtained online or at the DPS office)
- Proof of adult drivers education if between 18 and 24
- Verification of School Attendance ( if under 18)
- Proof of drivers education or parent-taught drivers education if under 18
How do I become eligible for a learner’s permit in Texas?Eligibility for a learner’s permit in Texas is simple. Just…..
- Be at least 15 years old
- Provide proof of Identification and lawful US citizenship
- Show proof of residence
- Pass the written and vision tests
- Show proof of adult driver’s education (if between 18 and 24)
- Show verification of school attendance.
- Show proof of driver’s education or parent-taught driver’s education if under 18
Where do I go when I’m ready to apply for my license in Texas?Driver’s licenses are issued at local Texas DPS offices. Find any location by city or county at http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/driver_licensing_control/rolodex/search.asp.
How can I contact a Texas DPS office?You can contact Texas DPS offices any time.
The number to customer service is 512-424-2600.
You can also find a local office near you at http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/driver_licensing_control/rolodex/search.asp.
Who should bring me for my Texas permit test?If you are under 18, you will need to have a parental authorization signature. Contact a DPS office directly for other options if your legal guardian is unable to bring you.
Should I get a physical when getting a license in Texas?No need to worry about a physical. You won’t have to take it when getting a license in Texas.
Do I need a vision test before obtaining a license in Texas?Yes. You will take your eye exam when you go in for your permit. The DPS office will take care of that.
Where can I get a driver’s license photo at in Texas?Once you have passed your exam, you will have your photo taken for your license.
How do I apply for my Texas driver’s license?Here is how you apply for your license in Texas.
- First, you must be at least 15 years old.
- Second, you must have a driver’s education certificate or Parental Drivers Education Affidavit (if you went through a parent- taught course).
- Next, gather your required identification documents and school enrollment form (if under 18)
- Afterwards, pass your vision and written tests.
- Finally, receive your learner’s permit.
What’s next after applying for my Texas driver’s license?Once you receive your learner’s permit, you are required to wait at least 6 months before moving forward with getting your license. During this period, you must practice driving. You must either practice through a state approved parent-taught course or through a basic state approved program.
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