How Can I Apply for my NV Driver’s License? Frequently Asked Questions
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How old must I be in order to apply for a Nevada driver’s license?You may apply for your learner’s permit at 15 ½. You may apply for your license at age 16.
What kind of documents do I need to apply for a license in Nevada?You must provide:
- Proof of Identity such as a Birth Certificate or US Passport.
Find a list of other acceptable documents at http://www.dmvnv.com/dlresidency.htm.
- Social Security Card or W-2 for proof of social security number
- Utility bill for proof of residence
- Minor Affidavit Sheet signed by parents (if under age 18)
- Signed Driver’s License Application also known as form DMV 002 (financial responsibility section must be signed by parents if under 18)
- Proof of Identity such as a Birth Certificate or US Passport.
Are there any requirements I must meet in order to get my permit in Nevada?There are a few requirements you must meet in order to get your permit in Nevada.
- You must be at least 15 ½ years old
- You must be able to provide proof of Identity, social security number and Nevada residency
- You must be able to pass the vision test
- You must have a parent willing to sign financial responsibility agreement
- You must have a parent willing to sign a Minor Affidavit Sheet verifying your personal information (if under 18).
- You must take a driver’s education course, either through your high school or from a DMV-approved driving school (if under 18, THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS)
Where do I apply for my Nevada license?You must apply for your license at a Nevada DMV office. Easily find locations and hours at http://www.dmvnv.com/locat.htm.
How may I contact a Nevada DMV office?The Nevada DMV wants to hear from residents. You may contact them by phone at:
- Las Vegas area
- Reno/Sparks/Carson City
- Elsewhere in Nevada
- Las Vegas area
Who should bring me for my permit test in Nevada?If you are under 18, you will need to have someone willing to sign a financial responsibility agreement and Minor Affidavit Sheet for you. This will most likely be a parent or legal guardian. If you need more information contact Nevada customer service at (877) 368-7828.
Do I need a physical in order to get a license in Nevada?You do not have to go through the hassle of getting a physical in order to apply for a license in Nevada
Does Nevada require applicants to take an eye exam?Yes. You must score at least 20/40 in one eye. If you have to wear glasses or contact lenses you will have “Restriction A” placed on your license or permit.
What about my driver’s license photo?No need to worry. All Nevada DMV offices supply their applicants with driver’s license photographs. Be prepared and look your best!
How can I apply for my Nevada driver’s license?Here’s how you can apply for your Nevada license:
- Be at least 15 ½ years old
- Be able to provide proof of Identity, social security number and Nevada residency
- Be able to pass the vision test
- Have a legal guardian willing to sign financial responsibility agreement
- Have a legal guardian willing to sign a Minor Affidavit Sheet verifying your personal information (if under 18).
- Be enrolled in a driver’s education course, either through your high school or from a DMV-approved driving school (if under 18, THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS)
What’s next after I apply for my Nevada driver’s license?After you apply for your license, you will get a paper interim until your permit comes in the mail. This usually takes about 10 days. After you get your permit, you must complete at least 50 hours of behind-the-wheel training with 10 of those hours being at night. You should keep track of your hours on the Beginning Driver’s Log and submit it when you go in for your road test.
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Before you cruise The Strip in Las Vegas, you must pass the Nevada driver’s permit exam. Don’t worry! Everything that you need to successfully obtain your permit is right on this page. Use the NV License Guide and the NV Driver’s Handbook to study the exact information that will appear on the exams administered by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. When you think that you’ve retained all of the rules and regulations, test you knowledge using the 5 FREE practice tests that are included on this page. These tests are based on the current 2017 version of the Nevada driver’s permit exam. If you are interested in obtaining your motorcycle permit, a NV Motorcycle Guide and practice test are also available below. Good luck!