Obtaining A New North Carolina Drivers License
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Online application assistance can simplify the process for many DMV related services, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the DMV offices or websites, you will receive a comprehensive Easy Guide containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your DMV forms and/or provide links to DMV online services. Via our partners at Road America, you will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of a free membership to DMV Advisors, a state-specific help desk prepared to answer any driver-related questions or concerns you may have. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.
2: Take the DMV Practice Test
Getting a new drivers license in Utah is easy when you are prepared. Arrive at a DMV location ready to pass their tests with flying colors by taking this practice test.
3: Via a local DMV office
If you prefer to access DMV services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical DMV office location. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your local DMV allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.
To get your drivers license in North Carolina, you’ll need to apply at your local DMV office. Here is how this process works:
Proof of Identity
In order to prove your identity, you must provide four of the following documents with your date of birth and full name to the DMV:
- Birth certificate
- Your original Social Security card
- School documents such as a diploma
- Military ID
- Certified marriage certificate
- NC Limited Driving Privilege
- U.S. government documents
- U.S. Veterans Universal Access card
- Court documents
Proof of Social Security
You will need to show proof of Social Security by presenting one of the following documents:
- Social Security card (no metal cards)
- 1099 Form
- W-2 Form
- Property tax record
- DD-214 Form
- Payroll record or pay stub
- Social Security document reflecting the Social Security number
- Military ID Card/Military Dependents card
- Medicaid/Medicare card reflecting the Social Security number
Proof of Residency
If you are a U.S. citizen, you need to prove your residency with one of the following documents:
- Any document issued by the State of North Carolina or federal government
- Bank or corporate statement
- Business letterhead correspondence
- Housing documents, such as mortgage records
- Bill statements
- School records
- Letter from homeless shelter
Proof of Liability Insurance
You need to provide insurance documents which can include:
- DMV form DL-123
- An original liability insurance policy binder
- An insurance card that shows your name, policy number, issue and expiration date
You need to take the following tests. Study the driver’s handbook before taking your tests.
- Traffic signs
- Regulatory signs
- Driver Knowledge
- Take a road test to prove your skills
Class A, B, and C licenses are $4 per year.
Are You Moving to a Different State?
If you are moving to another state, you might also want to consider acquiring a new drivers license. For more information on that process, click here.
- How to get your North Carolina Learners Permit
- Find out more about North Carolina Drivers Education
- Take a Practice Test