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Massachusetts RMV New to State Practice Test


Massachusetts Written Driving Practice Test

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Massachusetts RMV New To State Drivers

Relocating to a new state can be confusing, considering every state in the country has its’ own set of laws. This especially pertains to continuing your driving privilege.Being prepared for what you need to obtain a driver’s license in Massachusetts will save you time and frustration after waiting in a long line at a licensing office. Below is the information you should know before seeking your Massachusetts RMV new to state drivers license.

Residency/When To Get A Massachusetts Drivers License

The great state of Massachusetts requires every driver of a motor vehicle on public roads to be licensed through the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). All new to state drivers must acquire a Massachusetts RMV new to state drivers license within 60 days of establishing residency in Massachusetts.

Documentation Needed

To obtain a Massachusetts RMV new to state drivers license, you will need to present the proper documents, proving identification. Every applicant is required to provide a social security number. Due to Massachusetts’s strict identification laws, be sure to bring your current driver’s license from another state, accompanied by one of the following:

  • Original or certified United States birth certificate
  • Valid United States passport
  • Certificate of Naturalization

Test requirements

Any resident of Massachusetts, applying for a driver’s license for the first time, will have to pass a written test of general driving safety and knowledge, and a vision test. The written driving test consists of 25 questions, of which a minimum of 18 (72%) must be answered correctly. You may retake the test again after 1 day, if needed, to pass. To pass the vision test, you must have at least 20/40 combined vision with, or without, corrective lenses. Applicants who are new to state, and hold a valid driver’s license from another state, generally do not have to take the written test.

Other information

To recap, the following is a checklist to follow when seeking your Massachusetts RMV new to state drivers license:

  • Complete the Driver License Application
  • Study for the written knowledge test
  • Provide the required documents
  • Take and pass the vision screening test
  • Take, and pass, a written knowledge test (if applicable)
  • Pay the appropriate fees: $100.00 (Massachusetts may waive the test, but will not waive the FEE associated with the test)
  • Relinquish your out-of-state driver license
  • Obtain your Massachusetts driver license