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How Can I Apply for my MN Driver’s License? Frequently Asked Questions
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- What age must I be in order to apply for my permit in Minnesota?You must be at least 15 years old in order to apply for a permit in Minnesota.
- What documents do I need when I go in to apply for my license in Minnesota?When you go in for your license, you will need to know your Social Security Number. Be sure to bring documents that prove your first, middle and last name as well as your date of birth. These could be documents such as:
- A Certified Birth Certificate
- A Certificate of Birth Abroad
- A Valid US Passport
- An Adoption Certificate
- A Tribal Government Identification Card
- A Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization
- How do I qualify for a permit in Minnesota?In order to get a permit in Minnesota, you must:
- Be at least 15 years old
- Have your Blue Card indicating that you ‘ve completed at least 30 hours of drivers education (If under 18)
- Be enrolled in a driver’s training course (If under 18)
- Pass the vision test
- Pass the written test
- Have a signed application by parents
- Where do I go when I’m ready to apply for my Minnesota license?When you are ready to apply for your Minnesota license, just go down to your local Department of Vehicle Services office to get started. Easily find a local office by going to https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/locations/Pages/default.aspx.
- What is the contact information to a Minnesota DVS office?You can reach a Minnesota DVS office easily. Just call (651) 215-1328 Monday through Friday 8am until 4:30pm.
- Who should bring me for my permit test in Minnesota?If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should bring you. This is because you will need them to sign the application packet for you. In particular cases, another responsible adult may sign for you. Check with the DVS office for more details on others who may bring you.
- Will I have to get a physical in order to get a license in Minnesota?No. When getting your license in Minnesota, a physical isn’t required.
- Will I have to get a vision test in order to get a license in Minnesota?Yes. When you go in to apply for your permit in Minnesota, you will be given a vision test. You have to score a 20/40 and your peripheral vision must be at least 105 degrees. If you fail the vision test, you will be asked to see an eye doctor and return the doctors report to the DVS office.
- Where can I get my driver’s license photo taken in Minnesota?Don’t worry about your picture. You will have your picture taken at a Minnesota Department of Public Safety office when you go in to apply for your license.
- How do I apply for my Minnesota driver’s license?Just like in other places, obtaining a license in Minnesota is a process. First, you obtain an instructional permit.
- If you are under 18, you must hold it for at least 6 months before moving forward.
- If you are 19 or older, you must hold it at least 3 months before moving forward.
- It costs $12.
- You may drive anywhere as long as there is a licensed driver age 21 or older with you.
- You must hold it 12 consecutive months with no traffic violations
- It costs $15
- Third you obtain a Regular D license
- It costs $24
- What will happen after I apply for my Minnesota driver’s license?The first step in applying for your license is obtaining the instructional permit. Once you have passed your permit test, you will receive your permit packet. If you are 18 or under, you must wait 6 months and get 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training before you can apply for your road test. If you are 19 or older, you must wait 3 months.
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How Can I Get Ready for my MN Permit Test? Frequently Asked Questions
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- How do I study for the Minnesota permit test?Studying for the Minnesota permit test is easy. Each chapter of the manual covers different topics such as speed limits, signaling, changing lanes, turning on a red light, passing on the right, backing up, highway parking, following emergency vehicles, watching for pedestrians, night driving, carrying a load, loosing vehicle control and much more. The first thing you need to do is pick up a driver’s manual and begin studying.
- Am I required to take driver’s education in order to get a license in Minnesota?This will solely depend on your age. If you are under 18, yes you are required to take a driver’s education program, as well as a behind-the-wheel program. If you are over 18, no you are not required to take any driver’s education.
- Where do I get a Minnesota driver’s manual from?The entire driver’s manual can be downloaded from our website. You may also go to a local DVS office to get one.
- Should I read the entire Minnesota Driver’s Manual for the permit test?Chapters 3 through 9 of the driver’s manual will cover the actual rules of the road including road signs.
- Is there a mobile Minnesota practice test app for my iPhone/iPad?Yes, there is. For help studying, use this great practice app: DMV Genius, it’s a great way to study for your IN written test!
- What are some samples of questions that will be on the Minnesota permit test?You can expect every question on the permit test to come directly from the Minnesota Driver’s Manual. Here are some examples:
- “The proper speed to travel in adverse conditions is _______?”
- “When a vehicle is coming towards you with bright lights, you should______.”
- “You must yield to pedestrians_________.”
- “When driving on the freeway in heavy traffic, the safest way to travel is to_______.”
- How is the Minnesota permit test graded?The Minnesota permit test is graded in an unbiased manner by computer. You are expected to receive 32 out of 40 questions correctly and will receive your score immediately after finishing.
- Are there any free Minnesota permit practice tests available online?Yes there are. And just so you will know, Minnesota is one of the 11 states that allow driver’s education online. Check out these very exciting sites below:
- Where do I go to take the permit test in Minnesota?Go to your local DVS office to handle affairs regarding your driver’s license. Find your local office at https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/locations/Pages/default.aspx.
- What should I do the night before my permit test?After having had one final review, you should put your mind at ease and look forward to the next day.
- What’s the average number of people who pass their permit test in Minnesota on the first try?People ages 16 through 18 tend to easily pass their Minnesota test on the first try. This could be due to the required driver’s education course they take. Most people, who have taken the adequate time to study, find themselves passing their permit test with flying colors. Be sure to study primary sources such as the manual and practice tests and you will do just fine.
- How will I know when I’m ready to take my Minnesota permit test?Have you read and studied the driver’s manual? Have you taken any driver’s education courses (if under 18)? Have you taken practice tests online? Can you easily recall the rules of the road? Can you recognize all road signs? If you answered yes to ALL of these questions, then you are definitely ready for your permit test.
- Now that I’m ready for my Minnesota permit test, what should I do next?Once you have studied the manual, completed some practice tests, and taken a driver’s education course (if under 18), it’s time to go to your local DVS office to take your written exam. On the day of your test, you should bring your certificate of birth, social security number, “Blue Card” (if under 18), school ID with photo (if under 18), and a parent or guardian to sign your permit packet.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taking Your Minnesota Permit Test
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- Where do I go to sign up for my Minnesota permit test?A Minnesota DVS office is the place to go when you are ready to apply for your permit. Find an office near you at https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/locations/Pages/default.aspx.
- When is it ok for me to get my permit in Minnesota?You can get your permit if:
- You are at least 15 years old.
- You have a “Blue Card” proving that you have completed 30 hours of classroom instruction.
- You are signed up for behind-the-wheel training.
- Your parent or court appointed guardian will sign and approve your application.
- What specific documents do I need when I go to take my permit test in Minnesota?You must bring documents that prove your first, middle, and last name. The documents must also show your date of birth. This document can be a birth certificate, certificate of birth abroad, Valid US passport or Adoption certificate. Also, bring your certificate of enrollment (if under 18), proving that you’ve completed classroom training and are signed up for behind-the-wheel training. You should know your Social Security Number. The test is free unless you fail the first two times then its $10 for each test afterwards. More information about acceptable documents can be found on pages 3-5 of the Minnesota DVS manual or at https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/forms-documents/Documents/Minnesota_Drivers_Manual.pdf.
- How much does the Minnesota permit test cost?Minnesota permit tests are free for the first two attempts. After that, it costs $10 per test. Once you pass the test you must $12 for the Instructional Permit packet.
- Should my parents take me when I go in to apply for my Minnesota learner’s permit?If you are under 18, you will need to have your parent or legal guardian bring you. In some cases, another responsible adult may sign instead. Check with your local DVS office for more information.
- What should I know in order to pass my Minnesota permit test?Be prepared to know all sorts of information regarding the rules of the road such as:
- Speed and how it decreases your field of vision
- Multi-lane round abouts
- Right hand lane travel
- Parking on a hill
- Parking on a highway
- How many questions are there on the Minnesota permit test?There are 40 questions on the permit test.
- How will I know if I pass the Minnesota permit test?Minnesota has 40 questions on its permit test. You must answer at least 32 of these questions correctly. If you pass, the computer will let you know immediately.
- What’s the maximum number of questions I can get wrong on the Minnesota permit test?You can miss no more than 8 questions on the permit test.
- What common errors should I avoid when taking the Minnesota permit test?Common mistakes are usually made when a person goes in unprepared. The permit test questions will come from any place in the manual. This is why topics such as drinking and driving laws, driving conditions and impaired driving situations shouldn’t be ignored.
- Will I be allowed to use my Minnesota manual on the permit test?You may NOT use your manual during the DMV permit test. The testing center is a place to demonstrate your knowledge on the rules of the road.
- Is a drug test necessary in order to get my permit in Minnesota?Applicants are not required to take a drug test in order to get a permit in Minnesota.
- Where is the easiest DVS office in Minnesota?To find an easy DVS office, you should look for one that is:
- Close to you
- Not constantly busy or overrun (possibly rural offices)
- Where can I see some feedback from people who have already passed their Minnesota permit test?Visit any of the MN practice tests above – immediately below the test you’ll see Facebook comments by real people from Minnesota who have either already passed the DMV test or are planning to do so.
- What will happen if I fail my permit test?If you happen to fail your permit test, don’t be discouraged, there’s always tomorrow. Try to pass your test the next time because after your 2nd attempt, you will be required to pay $10 for additional tests.
- If I fail the Minnesota permit test, when is the next time I can take it?You may take your test again as early as you’d like. Just be sure you give yourself ample time to look over your weak areas. After 2 failed attempts, you will have to pay $10 for each test.
- Who is allowed to ride in the car with me if I only have a Minnesota permit?Anyone may ride in the car as long as there is a licensed driver 21 or older in the car with you. You may not use a cellphone and everyone must be buckled up.
- What restrictions are there with a provisional license in Minnesota?For the first 6 months, provisional drivers have a few limitations.
They cannot drive from midnight until 5 a.m. (there are exceptions)
Only one passenger under the age of 20 can be in the vehicle, unless with a parent or guardian.
- Am I permitted to drive anywhere in Minnesota with a learner’s permit?Yes. You may drive anywhere in Minnesota. Just remember, if you are under 18, you must have a supervising driver 21 or older sitting next to you. You may not talk on a cellphone while driving and everyone must wear a seat belt. If you are 18 or older, you must have a supervising licensed driver who is at least 18 sitting next to you at all times.
- What happens after I pass my Minnesota written test?After you pass your Minnesota permit test, you will receive your permit. If you are under 18, you will have to hold your permit for at least 6 months before you can proceed in getting your provisional license. If you are 19 or older, you will have to hold your permit for at least 3 months before getting your provisional license.
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Getting Ready for Your Minnesota Road Test: FAQ
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- What do I need to practice for the Minnesota road test?As you prepare yourself for your big day, you should remember to practice and focus on your vehicle control skills. You will be evaluated on your:
- Control of the vehicle
- Ability to Parallel Park
- Ability to park on a hill
- Response to traffic and road conditions
- Ability to signal and perform right and left turns properly
- Ability to use both marked and unmarked lanes of traffic
- Ability to perform the 90-degree backing skill
- Are there any places where I can’t practice driving in Minnesota?You may practice driving on any public street or road. You must have your supervising licensed driver with you at all times.
- Where are the driving schools in Minnesota located?There are plenty of driving schools in Minnesota. Look for a state approved school at http://driversed.com/driving-schools/mn-driving-school-list.aspx.
- What information do I need when I go in for the Minnesota road test?You certainly want to make sure you have everything you need for your big day. Arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of your road test appointment and be sure to have:
- Your valid learner’s permit that you have held for at least 6 months (3 months if 19 or older)
- A good working vehicle with registration and insurance.
- A certificate of course completion (“White Card”) proving that you have completed drivers education (if under 18)
- Your parent or court appointed guardian’s signature on your application stating that you have driven for 30 hours
- What type of things will I have to do on the Minnesota road test?You must be able to demonstrate your vehicle’s safety equipment such as signal lights, windshield wipers and so on for the road test. After that, you will be tested on the rules of the road as well as your ability to drive under normal traffic conditions. Don’t be nervous. The examiner just wants to see your ability to use good observation techniques.
- What should I do the night before the road test?The night before your road test is the perfect time to do another practice drive. After your last practice drive, gather all of your necessary materials such as your learner’s permit and “White Card” (if under 18) and look forward to a successful road test the following day.
- Do I need to schedule a road test appointment in Minnesota?As a matter of fact you do. Some driving schools will schedule your appointment for you such as Midway Driving School. When you are ready for your road test, log onto https://dutchelm.dps.state.mn.us/dvsinfo/ExamSchedLogin.asp. Or call (651) 284 – 1234.
- Where do I go to take my Minnesota driving test?You will need to go to a state testing center. Find one near you at https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/locations/Pages/default.aspx.
- Will the DVS office in Minnesota supply me with a car for the road test?No. Securing a car for the road test in Minnesota is your sole responsibility. Many driving schools in Minnesota such as A+ Driving School will be happy to supply a car for you.
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Taking Your Road Test (Driving Exam) in Minnesota: Frequently Asked Questions
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- Can anyone take me for my road test in Minnesota?Your parent, legal guardian or any responsible person (according to DVS standards) must bring you. If you have someone else in mind besides your parents, you should contact the DVS office to see if this person will be acceptable. When you pass the road test, you may apply for your Minnesota driver’s license.
- What tips will help me pass my Minnesota road test the first time?The number one sure way of passing your road test is to DRIVE. The examiner wants to see how well you maneuver in traffic, so using these additional tips will help you ACE your road test:
- Check all of your mirrors frequently
- Do not follow other cars too closely
- Obey all traffic signs
- What should I keep in mind when taking the road test in Minnesota?Once the examiner inspects your vehicle for working brakes, horn, tail lights and directional signals, you will be observed on how well you manage your vehicle along with other cars on the road.
- Are there any common mistakes I’d want to avoid when taking the Minnesota road test?According to the Minnesota DVS manual, these actions will cause you to fail the road test immediately:
- Disobeying traffic laws.
- Dangerous, careless, or reckless driving, including any action that could result in a traffic accident.
- Inability to control your vehicle or complete a maneuver without assistance from the examiner.
- Involving your vehicle in an accident that you could have been avoided, even if you are not legally at fault.
- Not cooperating with the examiner or refusing to do something the examiner asks.
- What will I have to do on the driving test in Minnesota?You can expect to do things to show the examiner that you are a skilled and responsible driver. The examiner wants to see how well you can handle intersections, lane changes, parking and other situations. You will not be asked to do anything illegal on the road test, so don’t worry.
- Is there Parallel Parking on the Minnesota road test?Yes. Minnesota is one of the many states that require applicants to Parallel Park. Failing to Parallel Park correctly could cause you to have major points deducted and could potentially result in you failing.
- May I wear contacts/glasses on the Minnesota road test?Yes. You are encouraged to wear contacts/glasses on the Minnesota road test if that is what you use to see with.
- Who will be allowed in the car with me during the Minnesota driving test?No other passengers besides the examiner may be in the vehicle while you are taking the test.
- What if I fail my driver’s test in Minnesota several times?If you find yourself failing several times, you need more practice. Your first two tests are free but after the second attempt, you must pay $20 per retest.
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I Have Passed the MN Road Test! What’s Next? Frequently Asked Questions
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- I passed my Minnesota road test! What’s next?After you pass your road test, you will receive a provisional license. With this license, you must not operate a motor vehicle between midnight and 5 a.m. unless accompanied by a licensed driver age 25 or older. Furthermore, only one passenger under the age of 20 is allowed in the car for the first months unless the passenger is a member of the driver’s immediate family. After you have had your provisional license for at least a year without any alcohol/controlled substance violations or crash related moving violations, you may receive your full license.
- Are there any limitations on my Minnesota driver’s license after I get it?Your first license is a provisional license. This license has restrictions such as no driving for the first 6 months between midnight and 5a.m. unless accompanied by a licensed driver age 25 or older. Also, only one passenger under the age of 20 is allowed to ride for the first six months unless the passenger is a member of the driver’s immediate family. After you receive your Regular D license there are no restrictions.
- What things should I keep in mind when driving in Minnesota for the first time?Minnesota is thrilled to have you and wants you to be extra safe and cautious. Driving rules in this state are pretty much the same as they are everywhere else. The best thing to do is read up on the Minnesota driver’s manual. The manual can be accessed easily at https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/forms-documents/Documents/Minnesota_Drivers_Manual.pdf.
- What type of car insurance should I get in Minnesota?In the state of Minnesota, you must have at least basic liability insurance coverage. Drivers must carry:
- $40,000 per person per accident for personal injuries
- Minimum $30,000 for injuries to one person and $60,000 for injuries to two or more people
- Are there certain documents I will need when getting car insurance in Minnesota?It isn’t difficult to get car insurance in Minnesota. Be prepared to provide insurance companies with your driver’s license information and vehicle information. You can get car insurance over the phone or online. Proof of driver’s education will often lower your insurance rate.
- What’s the average cost of car insurance in Minnesota?The Minnesota Department of Insurance has plenty of information to help you while in search for the fairest insurance price. Just go to http://mn.gov/commerce/insurance/. Usually, factors such as gender, age, car type and commute time will influence the rate you will pay. If you would rather add your teen driver to your existing policy, as oppose to getting a separate policy, your annual rate will increase anywhere from $1,200 to $4,900 a year.
- Where do I get the cheapest car insurance in Minnesota?
- Why is car insurance more expensive for new drivers in Minnesota?New drivers tend to have higher accident rates. Insurance companies try to offset the cost of claims by making new Minnesota drivers pay higher premiums. Search for cheap car insurance on sites such as http://www.quotes-r-us.org/insurance-quotes/minnesota.
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I Have Failed My Minnesota Road Test! What’s Next? Frequently Asked Questions
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- I failed the road test in Minnesota, when can I retake it?Unless the examiner says otherwise, you may take your road test again whenever you like. We always suggest that you pay attention to why you failed before going in to take another road test. If you fail the test more than 3 times, you will be charged $20 for each test afterwards.
- What happens if I fail my road test in Minnesota?If you fail the road test, you may retake it once you have had time to improve your driving skills. According to the Minnesota Department of Vehicle Services, you will be assigned practice time that must be completed before you take your next road test. You will have to complete at least 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction with a licensed instructor if you fail the road test four times.
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How Can I Renew My Driver’s License In MN? Frequently Asked Questions
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- How do I renew my Minnesota driver’s license?When the time comes to renew your license, you must appear in person. Be prepared to:
- Complete an application
- Have your vision tested
- Have your picture taken
- Where can I renew my Minnesota driver’s license?You may renew your license at any Driver’s License Station or Driver and Vehicle Services Exam Station. You must appear in person to renew your license.
- Is there an exam when renewing my Minnesota driver’s license?There is no written exam but there is an eye exam.
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I’m Moving to Minnesota! Frequently Asked Questions
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- Will I have to pass a road test when I move to Minnesota from another state, for example Mississippi?A road test is not required unless your license has been expired for more than a year. If you already hold a valid license, you will only need to pass the written and vision tests. You have 60 days to do so. Be prepared to present your out-of-state license when you go in for your Minnesota license.
- Is my out-of-state learner’s permit valid in Minnesota?Minnesota does recognize out-of-state learner permits. You must adhere to the laws of the state that issued it to you as well as the laws of Minnesota.
- Is there a time limit to how long I can drive in Minnesota with my out-of-state license?There is no limit to the amount of time you can drive with your out-of-state license. As long as the license is valid in your home state, you may drive in Minnesota as long as you want.
- How long may I drive in Minnesota with my out-of-country license?If you are moving to Minnesota from another country other than Canada, you must pass a vision, written and road test before attaining a license. An out of country license is not valid.
- Where is the best place to get more information about driving in Minnesota?Many of your questions can be answered at https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/Pages/default.aspx. You may also try calling 651-215-1328 or 651-297-3298.
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General Questions About MN Driving License
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- When is it legal to drive in the state of Minnesota?You may drive in Minnesota as early as age 15 if you have a learner’s permit.
- What is the legal limit for drinking and driving in Minnesota?Minnesota is serious about their DUI laws. That’s why it’s best to not drink and drive at all. Too many people have been killed because of this. If you are under 21 years old, the BAC limit is .00%. If you are 21 or older, the BAC limit is .08%.
- What is Minnesota’s Vanessa Law about?Vanessa’s law was enacted in 2004 for drivers 18 or younger. It was set into place after a 15 year old girl named Vanessa Weiss was killed in a car crash by another 15 year old unlicensed driver. Under this law, unlicensed drivers 18 or younger who get a crash-related moving citation or alcohol/controlled substance citation may not receive a driver’s license until age 18.
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