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Prove identity & age for permit/license

How do I prove my identity and age to apply for a learner permit/driver license?

You must prove your identity and age (date of birth) when you apply for a learner permit/driver license. You also must show a Social Security Card or proof that you are not eligible for a Card.

NOTE: It is a criminal misdemeanor to make a false statement or provide false proof of identity or date of birth when you apply for any DMV document. You can go to jail and pay large fines, and we can suspend or revoke your permit or driver license.


What proof(s) must I show to apply for a learner permit/driver license?

The requirements are explained on Proofs of Identity (ID-44).

You must show

  • your Social Security Card or proof that you are not eligible for a Card
  • proof(s) of identity that meet the requirements explained on Proofs of Identity (ID-44)
  • proof(s) of date of birth that meet the requirements explained on Proofs of Identity (ID-44) 1


What proofs will I need to apply for an enhanced driver license (EDL?

See Get an enhanced driver license (EDL) for more information.