How Can I Apply for my IA Driver’s License? Frequently Asked Questions
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At what age may I apply for an Iowa license?You must be at least 14 years old to apply for a license in Iowa.
What documents do I need when applying for my learner’s permit in Iowa?You will need:
- Proof of ID
- Proof of Social Security Number
- Proof of Residency
- Parent’s Written Consent Form (if your parent or guardian isn’t coming)
Where is the nearest place to apply for a driver’s license in Iowa?You should go to your local DOT office.
How do I contact an Iowa DOT office?Here’s a list of Iowa DOT offices.
Who should bring me for my permit test in Iowa?Your parent or legal guardian should bring you. If they can’t, bring a completed Parent’s Written Consent Form.
Will I have to take a physical in order to get an Iowa permit?No physical is required in order to get a permit.
Will I need a vision test when I go for my Iowa driver’s license?Yes, you must score 20/40.
Where do I get my Iowa driver’s license photo taken?Don’t worry, your photo will be taken at the DOT office.
What happens after I apply for my Iowa license?You must hold your permit for at least 6 months. During that time, you should be getting plenty of practice with a parent/guardian, or immediate family member older than 21. You must also complete driver’s education.
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