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How to get a Driver’s License

September 18, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Getting your driver’s license is no simple task. In fact it is so intimidating that some people never get their license yet drive anyway, putting other people in danger and opening themselves up to possible legal consequences. The process is difficult. The DMV is always crowded, the lines are long, and there are countless forms to fill out and tests to take. You need multiple forms of identification, and there is a difference between primary and secondary identification. At least one needs to have a photograph. Some forms of ID are valid, others are invalid. Following is a guide to getting your driver’s license in the State of Arizona.

There are 5 simple requirements for first time driver’s license applicants

1. You must fill out a basic Driver License Application. This is a simple and standard form. You will need information regarding your address as well as some physical information – things like height, weight, eye color and hair color.

2. This one is simple enough, all applicants must be at least 16 or older.

3. Time to take some tests. No, no algebra or physics. First up is going to be a vision test. The state needs to make sure you have functioning eyes in order to drive. Do not worry, glasses and contacts are allowed. Next up are the written and practical driving test. Hopefully, you have been hitting the books and hitting the streets (with a learner’s permit) to get ready. I am sure you will pass without a problem.

4. Provide proof of identification. This part can get a little tricky. You need a social security number and at least two forms of identification – one of them with a clear photo of you. These forms of identification can include: passports, ID cards, military IDs, or birth certificates. The list goes on. Remember, all pieces of identification must be original.

5. Finally, you must establish that you are a resident of Arizona. This usually involves providing an address or a place of work.

Well there you go, you have completed all these simple steps and now you have an Arizona driver’s license. Congratulations and stay safe on the road!