How to Get a Florida Learner's Permit

How to Get a Florida Learner's Permit

To apply for the Florida driver’s license all the applicants need to submit the below list of documents and follow the procedure below

Documents Required to Apply for Florida Learner’s License

To get issued with the Florida learner license the list of documents that an applicant needs to submit are

Identity Proof: As proof of identity the applicants can submit one of the following as

  • U.S passport
  • Consular proof of birth abroad
  • Certificate of citizenship

Proof of Legal Name Change: If any name changes happened then the applicants need to submit the below list of documents

  • U.S passport with the current name
  • Original copies of marriage certificates

Social Security Number (SSN): The applicant can submit one of the below documents as

  • Social security card
  • W-2 form
  • International revenue service form 1099
  • Self-certification of the social security number

Florida Residency Certificate: Submit any two documents from the below list

  • A valid motor vehicle registration certificate
  • Medical or health card which has an address
  • Educational transcripts
  • Florida voter registration card

Name Change Document: If the applicant has any name changes done then the below list of documents need to submit

  • Marriage or civil union certificate
  • Marriage or civil union dissolution
  • A probate court name change
  • DHS petition for the name change

What are the Types of License Issued in Florida?

Class E

The class E driver license issued to the applicants to drive non-commercial motor vehicles with a weight of 26,001 pounds which valid for eight years.

Class A

Allows driving vehicles that weight more than 10,000 pounds

Class B & Class C

This license allows the applicants to operate straight trucks of 26,001 pounds or more.

Motorcycle 

The motorcycle license issued to the motor vehicles that have an engine less than 50CC

How to Apply for Florida Learner License?

Visit DHSMV Office

Visit any nearby DHSMV driver license service centre to book an appointment in the driver license service centre.

Be Handy with Documents

The below list of documents needs to submit by the applicants.

  • Date of birth
  • Social security number
  • U.S citizenship
  • The residency proof of Florida
  • The identity card that includes the applicant’s full name
  • Date of birth certificate

Submit form HSMV 71142

The applicants should submit HSMV 71142 signed by the guardian in front of the driver license service centre employee.

Attend the Vision Test & Hearing Exams

The vision test conducted to examine the applicant’s vision capabilities and the written test checks the applicant’s knowledge over the road signs traffic rules and road safety precautions.

The applicant should hear the conversations at a normal tone else the applicants asked to wear a hearing aid.

Apply for Knowledge Test

The knowledge test has 50 questions of multiple choice type in which ten related to the traffic signs and traffic rules. The applicant has to answer 40 questions correct to score a passing percentage of 80%.

Pay Appropriate Fees

The application fee to apply for a learner license is $48, and an additional amount of $6.25 need to pay if the service centre is part of a country tax collector office.

Get the learner License.

The applicants provided with the driver license after the completion of the above process

How to Apply for Florida Driver’s License?

Applicants should at least attain 18 years to get issued with the Florida driving license

Schedule your Appointment or Visit the nearby DMV Office

The applicants can visit any nearby DMV office or schedule your appointment online to attend the test

Complete TLSAE Course

The applicants need to submit the Traffic law and substance abuse education course(TLSAE) to attend for the driver license. If the applicants have a learner license, then they can avoid the submission of TLSAE course

Submit Required Documents to the DMV Office

The documents applicants need to submit at the Florida DMV office listed below

  • The date of birth certificate
  • Social Security Number
  • Residency address in Florida
  • An identity card that has the full name
  • U.S citizenship

Complete Application Form

The application form R-229 need to submit by completing all the mandatory fields of the application form

Apply for the Vision Test

The vision test is the first test conducted in the Florida DMV test; the applicant’s eyes checked under binoculars.

The vision test also includes identifying the traffic light colours and some road rules.

Attend Hearing Exam

The applicants have to attend the hearing test in this test the applicants checked whether they are capable of hearing the normal tone or not if they fail the test then they have to make use of a hearing aid.

Pass the Knowledge Test

The knowledge test is also called a written test, consisting of multiple-choice questions related to the road signs, traffic rules and road safety measures.

The applicant’s knowledge over the road rules and road signs checked in the test, and there are 50 multiple choice questions in which 10 of them related to the traffic signs and traffic rules. The applicant has to answer 40 questions correct to score 80%.

Schedule for Driving Test

To attend the driving test, the applicants have to get their vehicle for the insurance test. In this test, the applicant skills over the applicant’s driving skills tested by the DMV official.

Submit Documents for Road Test

To attend the road test/ driver test, the applicant needs to submit the below list of documents as

  • Learner’s Permit
  • 8 hours Driving completion certificate
  • An insured and registered vehicle documents that used for the road test
  • A valid MVR (motor vehicle registration) certificate

Pose for Picture

The applicants have to get their photo clicked in the DMV office

Pay Fee for Driver License

An amount of $48 needs to pay by the applicants the payment can do through cash, credit or debit card, and money order. An additional amount of $6.25 needs to pay if your service centre is part of the country tax collector office.

Submit Learner Permit  

If the applicants have a learner permit, they have to submit it else they need to apply for a learner license.

How to Renew Florida Driver’s License?

The license renewal in Florida can do in two possible ways as

  • In-person
  • Online

How to Apply In-Person

Visit the nearby DMV Office.

The renewal of driver license has two possible ways as visiting the DMV office or an AAA office

Submit Documents

The applicant has to submit the documents as the driver license, a renewal application that mailed

Pay Fee for Renewal

An amount of $48 needs to pay for the license renewal and an additional charge of $15 charged as a late fee if the license expires.

How to Apply Online

The applicant allowed renewing the driving license online if they have met the following reasons.

If they have done the license renewal last time in-person

The license should not expire one year ago

You are a legal U.S. citizen or a permanent resident in the U.S

Your name and address haven’t changed.

Submit Documents

The applicant has to get the SSN verified by the DMV officials.

Pay Fees

The payment of fees may vary based on the type of vehicle and an addition of $2 need to pay for the total transaction. After the payment, Florida Driver’s license will renew

 

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