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Frequently Asked Questions - Applying For Your TX License

After you've received your learner's permit, you must wait at least 6 months before you can schedule your driving exam. During this time, you must practice driving through a basic state approved program or through a state approved parent-taught course.
No. You do not have to take a physical in order to get a TX driver's license.
Yes. You have to complete a vision test. The DPS office will test your vision when you apply for your permit.
You should apply for your TX license at your local Texas DPS office. You can find a list of those locations at this website: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/driver_licensing_control/rol....
Yes. You can contact a Texas DPS office at any time at this customer service number 512-424-2600. You can also visit a local office near you.
If you are under 18, your driver's license application needs to be signed by your parent or legal guardian so it is a good idea for them to accompany you. If your legal guardian is unable to accompany you, you should contact a DPS directly to see if there are other options available to you.
To apply for a learner's permit in TX, you must be at least 15 years old.
When you apply for your initial license, you will need to bring with you documents that verify your identity. You can find at least at this website: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/Driver License/identificationrequirements.htm. You will also need documents that demonstrate your lawful U.S. citizenship, proof of your social security number, proof of your residence in TX and a completed driver's license application. If you under 18, you also need verification of school attendance and proof of a driver's education course or proof of parent-taught education. Adults between 18 and 24 will need proof of attending an adult driver's education course.
To become eligible for a TX learner's permit, you need to first meet the age requirement of 15 years old. Additionally, you must be able to verify your identity using the appropriate documents. You should be able to demonstrate your lawful US citizenship and proof of your residence in TX. You will need to pass the written and vision tests. If you are under 18, you should be able to show proof that you have attended a driver's education course or proof of a parent-taught driver's education course. You also need to verify your school attendance. If you are between 18 and 24, you should demonstrate proof of attending an adult driver's education course.