Document Checklist When Applying for Your Learner’s Permit & License

Getting your learner’s permit or license is an exciting time. In order to get one, you need to bring a few things with you to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). Here’s a quick look at what to bring.

What Documents Do You Need to Bring to the FLHSMV?

Before you take the test, pass a vision exam, and pay the $48 learner’s permit fee, you need to present some key documents to the FLHSMV:

The FLHSMV accepts only certain documents for each category:

Proof of Identity

There are several ways to prove your identity:

In many cases, your birth certificate is the easiest type of proof to bring.

Proof of Social Security Number

You can’t just tell the FLHSMV your SSN — you need to prove it with one of these:

If you don’t have any of these, you can contact the Social Security Administration for instructions on getting a new card.

Proof of Residency

You can choose from a large range of documents to prove your residency:

As you can tell, many of these aren’t documents that teenagers have. A parent or guardian can prove residency for you if necessary.

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