8/23/2021

Florida Drivers License Application Form

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  1. How To Get A Florida Drivers License
  2. Florida Id Card Application Form

You may be considered a resident of Florida when you:

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Florida requires that you update your address information on your drivers license within thirty (30) days of moving. The easiest way to update the address on file with the Florida DMV is online. Update Your Address. Another option is to go to a local DMV office. It's important to keep your address with the DMV current so you receive any mail. Florida driver license and ID card holders may renew their credential up to 18 months in advance of the expiration date. Drivers can replace their driver license or ID card prior to its expiration if the credential is lost, stolen or they need to make an update. State of Florida Driver License Website. Driver License Vision Form. (ID Number: 72010). Parental consent for a Driver Application of a Minor. (ID Number.

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  • Have started employment or engaged in a trade, profession, or occupation in this state.
  • Have enrolled your children in the public schools of this state.
  • Have registered to vote in this state.
  • Have filed for homestead tax exemption on property in this state.
  • Have lived in this state for a period of more than six consecutive months.

As a new Florida resident, you must obtain a valid Florida driver license within 30 days of establishing residency to drive on Florida roads. In addition, you must obtain insurance from a Florida insurance agent that is licensed to sell insurance in Florida in order to title and register your vehicle(s), vessel(s), and mobile home(s) within 10 days of establishing residency.

Driver’s License/ID Cards

Applications for driver’s licenses/ID cards must be made in person at any local office offering driver licenses services. When applying for a driver license, you will be given a vision test, however you may be eligible to receive a license without taking a written or road test.

The fee for an initial Florida Class E license (including learner’s permit) is $48.00, a commercial driver license (Class A) license is $75.00 and endorsements are $7.00 each. The fee for an ID Card is $25.00. Most local Tax Collector offices also charge a $6.25 service fee. For a complete list of driver license fees, click here.

Required Documentation

For a list of the required documentation you will need to obtain a Florida driver license or Florida ID card, please click on your applicable residency status below:

Title/Registration

For vehicles with a lien:

  1. If the out-of-state title is currently in the possession of an out-of-state lienholder, you must contact the lienholder to request that the title be transferred to Florida.
  2. Regardless of whether the lienholder will transfer the title to Florida or not, you must have your vehicle registered.
    1. If the lienholder refuses to transfer title from the previous state, request for them to send that to you in writing on letterhead. Once you obtain that letter, you may bring it to a motor vehicle service center to apply for a registration.
    2. If the lienholder agrees to have the title transferred to Florida, you may visit a local motor vehicle service center to complete the Application for Certificate of Title With/Without Registration (HSMV form 82040).

For vehicles without a lien:

  1. Prepare a packet containing the following: (Please note: special circumstances may require additional documentation.)
    • Proof of identity (required for all owners)
    • Proof of Florida insurance
    • Original out-of-state title
    • When applying for title, ALL owners are required to sign a completed Application for Certificate of Title With/Without Registration (HSMV form 82040).
    • Verification of physical inspection of the motor vehicle’s vehicle identification number (VIN), completed on an Application for Certificate of Title With/Without Registration (HSMV form 82040) or Vehicle Identification Number and Odometer Verification (HSMV form 82042). The VIN must be physically inspected and verified by one of the following:
      1. A law enforcement officer from any state.
      2. A licensed Florida or out of state motor vehicle dealer. If the dealer is located out of state, they must verify the completion of the VIN verification on their company letterhead.
      3. A county tax collector employee or Division of Motorist Services Compliance Examiner (which can be located at any local service center offering motor vehicle services).
      4. Provost Marshal or commissioned officer in active military service, with a rank of 2nd lieutenant or higher.

To locate a service center nearest you, please click here.

Moving to Texas

The following information applies to individuals who are transferring a valid out of state driver license and/or applying for a new Texas driver license/identification (ID) card. Select the following link for a complete list of requirements and more information on how to apply for a Texas driver license.

You may use our interactive REAL ID Document Check Application to assist in preparing you for your Driver License Office Visit. Just follow the steps, and at the end, you will have a customized checklist of the documents to bring for your visit.

Transferring an Out of State Driver License to Texas

New Texas residents can legally drive with a valid, unexpired driver license from another U.S. state, U.S. territory, Canadian province, or qualifying country for up to 90 days after moving to Texas.

Prior to the end of the 90 day grace period, a new Texas resident must apply for a Texas license in person at any driver license office to continue to drive legally. When applying for the new Texas license the individual must surrender any unexpired driver license in their possession from another U.S. state, U.S. territory or a Canadian province.

Roblox. For more information on general reciprocal driving provisions, please review the Driving Privilege Reciprocity page.

Adults (18 and Older)
Applicants who have a valid, unexpired driver license from another U.S. state, U.S. territory, or from Canada must surrender their out of state/country driver license and are not required to take the knowledge or skills exams. Texas also has license issuance reciprocity with France, Germany, South Korea, and Taiwan only. Applicants who have a valid, unexpired driver license from one of these countries are not required to take the knowledge or skills exams if they surrender their out of country driver license. However, if the applicant does not wish to surrender their out of country driver license, they must take and pass all required exams. The reciprocity only applies to passenger vehicles, not commercial vehicles or motorcycles. Foreign licenses not in English or Spanish will need to have a translation service or their consulate translate the information on the driver license prior to arriving. This translation requirement also applies for marriage licenses.

Applicants who have a valid, unexpired learner license from another U.S. state or U.S. territory, or Canada, France, South Korea, Germany or Taiwan and are applying for a Texas learner license, do not have to take the knowledge exam. Upon advancing from a learner license to a driver license, individuals must complete the Impact Texas Driver course, pass the skills exam. Individuals under 25 years of age must also complete driver education.

Applicants who have a driver license from any country other than the U.S., Canada, France, South Korea, Germany or Taiwan must take and pass both the knowledge and skills exams. Select the following link for a complete list of requirements and more information on how to apply for a Texas driver license.

Over 18 moving to Texas will require proof of:

  • Identity (a valid out of state license can be used as a supporting document)
  • Residency
  • Citizenship or lawful presence
  • Social security number
  • Evidence of Texas Vehicle Registration* for each vehicle you own. Registration must be current. Visit Texas DMV vehicle registration for more information. (New Residents who are surrendering an out-of-state driver license only)
  • Proof of Insurance* for each vehicle you own

*If you do not own a vehicle, you will sign a statement affirming this.

Skills and knowledge exams are waived for applicants 18 and older that hold a valid out of state driver license, as are the ITD and adult driver education requirements.

Minors (Under 18)
Applicants under 18 who have a valid driver license or valid learner license from another U.S. state, U.S. territory or Canadian province do not have to take the knowledge exam. Applicants who surrender a valid license/permit from another state will be issued the equivalent Texas version of the document surrendered (i.e. A Texas learner license for another state's learner license).

How To Get A Florida Drivers License

Applicants under 18 from a country other than the U.S. or Canada are required to take and pass the knowledge exam. This includes France, South Korea, Germany and Taiwan because the reciprocity agreement with these countries does not apply to minors.

Note: Texas law requires that anyone issued a Texas learner license must hold that license for at least six (6) months or until he/she is 18 years of age, whichever is earlier. If a learner license/permit is exchanged for a Texas learner license, it must be held for 6 months. No credit is given for prior months the applicant held their permit from another state.

All applicants under 18 must take the skills exam even if they hold a valid driver license from another state or country.

Drivers

For more information on driver licenses issued to Teen drivers, visit How to apply for a Texas Driver License as a Teen.

Active Duty and Recently Discharged Military
U.S. military personnel on active duty or individuals recently discharged with an expired driver license from another state may be exempt from the skills exam and knowledge exams.

To qualify for the exemption, applicants:

  1. Must present a valid military ID, and
  2. Provide proof that the state which issued the driver license has a military extension policy for which the individual qualifies. (The individual must contact the issuing state for correct documents). Visit our webpage on How to apply for a Driver License for a complete list of requirements and more information on how to apply for a Texas driver license.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Applicants who are a member of a force or civilian component of a NATO country and present orders validating their status are exempt from the knowledge and skills exams for the same or lower class of license.

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Florida Id Card Application Form

Obtaining a Texas Identification (ID) card

New Texas residents who want to apply for a Texas ID card must meet all of the requirements for a Texas ID card, including proof of Texas residency and identification requirements. Select the following link for a complete list of requirements and more information on how to apply for a Texas identification card.