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Frequently Asked Questions - Applying For Your PA Driver's License

If you are older than 18, you should bring Form DL 180, proofs of your identity (such as birth certificate, U.S. Passport or naturalization certificate), two proofs of your residency (a utility bill, W-2, tax records), and your Social Security Card. You should bring the application of $34.50 as well. The opposite side of Form DL180 gives you more information about acceptable documents.
Yes. Vision tests are required. To pass, you must have 20/40 vision or better. You are allowed to wear your corrective lenses during this test, especially if those are what you plan to use while driving.
You have your driver's license photo taken at the PA DOT office. When you take your photo, you should make sure that you wear what you would normally, and it's important that your face is recognizable.
First step is passing the knowledge test and receiving your learner's permit.
In PA, you have to be at least 16 years old to apply for a Learner's Permit.
If you are under 18, you should bring proofs your identity (a birth certificate, U.S. Passport or certificate of naturalization), a DL 180, your Social Security Card, and DL 180TD completed by your parent or legal guardian or spouse (if they are older than 18). You should also remember to bring your application fee of $34.50. The opposite side of Form DL180 gives you more information acceptable documents.
If you are older than 18, you should bring Form DL 180, proofs of your identity (such as birth certificate, U.S. Passport or naturalization certificate), two proofs of your residency (a utility bill, W-2, tax records), and your Social Security Card. You should bring the application of $34.50 as well. The opposite side of Form DL180 gives you more information about acceptable documents.
You can contact your local DOT office by calling this number 1-800-932-4600 or by visiting this website: www.dmv.state.pa.us. If you'd like to contact the office in person but the times do vary depending on which location you choose to visit.
Yes. You do have to get a physical in order to get a PA permit.
When you are eligible to apply for your PA Driver's License you will need to apply for your license at your local PA DOT office. You can find a list of appropriate locations and permit test times by visiting this website: www.dmv.state.pa.us