If you are a new driver, and in the state of Texas, you must:
For drivers 16 years of age or older, previously licensed in another state if you've recently moved to Texas and/or become a resident of Texas, you are required to obtain a Texas drivers license within 90 days. To apply for your license, you must visit a Texas DPS drivers license office.
For previously-licensed adults, with a valid out-of-state license, to obtain your Texas drivers license, you must:
- Apply for your Texas license, in person at a Texas driver license office;
- Provide documentation that verifies your identity;
- Provide documentation that verifies you are a U.S. citizen or are legally residing within the United States;
- Provide proof of Social Security Number or complete a Social Security Affidavit form at the driver license office;
- Provide documentation verifying Texas vehicle registration and liability insurance on all vehicles you own;
- Complete the application for driver license or ID card;
- Be photographed, fingerprinted and provide your signature;
- Pass the vision examination;
- Pay the application fee;
- Surrender your valid out-of-state drivers license.
All drivers who have a valid U.S. drivers license, or a valid drivers license from Canada, France or Germany will have their written and driving examinations waived.
For previously-licensed minors under age 18, with a valid out-of-state drivers license, you must:
- Complete all of the requirements above PLUS;
- Present a completion certificate of drivers education;
- Provide a Verification of Enrollment (VOE) (CDD-104) form or a letter from your school administrator, which contains the same information as the VOE providing proof that you are enrooled in public school, private school, home school, or a GED program;
- Obtain parental authorization;
- Pass the mandatory road skills test;
- Provide a vehicle for the driving examination and provide current Texas vehicle registration, liability insurance and inspection on the test vehicle.
For previously-licensed drivers, with an invalid out-of-state drivers license, or who have a valid license outside of the U.S., Canada, France, or Germany:
If your drivers license is expired in another state or you are licensed in a country outside of the U.S., Canada, France, or Germany, you will be required to take the road skills test and the written exam, To speed up the studying process, use our drivers ed online study materials. Why read through hundreds of pages of material? Our study guides and drivers ed online practice tests are based on actual DMV test questions and answers, highlighting the differences in regulations in the state of Texas. Additionally, our drivers ed study guides and practice tests are available on your mobile device, allowing you to study for your drivers test anytime – anywhere.