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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Applying For Your New Hampshire Driver's License
  • Preparing For Your NH Permit Test
  • Taking Your NH Permit Test
  • Preparing For Your NH Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your NH Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • After You Have Passed The NH Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Renewing Your NH Driver's License
  • What If You're Moving To NH Or Just Visiting
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Applying For Your New Hampshire Driver's License
When am I eligible to apply for my NH Learner's Permit?
In NH, the minimum age requirement is 16 years old.
What documents do I need to take with me when I apply for my NH Driver's License?
When you apply for your NH Learner's Permit, you will need to bring two documents that prove your identity, proof of your residency in New Hampshire and a driver's license application. If you are under 18, you will need to bring a completed Driver Education Completion Certificate, a Parent or Guardian Authorization Certificate, a completed Driver's Out-Of-Class Log Sheet.
Where should I go to apply for my NH license?
You are able to apply at a local DMV office. You can find a list of available locations by visiting this website: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/locations/index.htm
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my NH Permit Test if I am under 18?
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you if possible as they will need to sign the Parent Authorization Certificate.
Can I contact my NH DMV office?
Absolutely. You can visit your local DMV office in person or by calling. You can find available locations, hours and numbers near you by visiting this website: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/locations/index.htm
Do I need to my eyes checked before I can obtain a NH Driver's license?
Yes. You do have to complete a vision test in order to get your NH license.
Where do I take my NH Driver's License photo?
You must take your NH Driver's license photo at the DMV office. When you take your photo, you should make sure that you wear what you would wear normally. It's extremely important that your face is clearly shown and recognizable. Look straight at the camera and do not smile, as a resting face is easier to identify.
Preparing For Your NH Permit Test
What should I use to study for my NH Permit Test?
The best way to study for the NH Permit Test is to read the entire New Hampshire Driver's Manual. Additionally, you can find quiz questions on our website [link] that can act as a supplement to the NH Driver's Manual.
Where can I find a copy of the NH Driver's Manual?
You can find and download a copy of the NH Driver's Manual online by visiting this website: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/forms/documents/nhdm.pdf
Do I need to enroll in a Driver's Education course if I am under 18?
Yes. If you are under 18 you will need to enroll in a Driver Education Program that is approved by the state of New Hampshire.
Are there any chapters of the NH Driver's Manual that I can skip?
To have the best chance of passing your NH Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, expressway driving, speed limits, traffic violations, driving emergencies, road signs, and other topics that are covered in the NH Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the NH Permit Test to pass?
The NH Permit Test consists of 40 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 32 of those 40 questions correctly in order to pass.
Where can I go to take my NH Permit Test?
You will need to take your NH Permit Test at a local DMV office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/locations/index.htm
Is there anything I should do the night before my NH Permit Test?
Don't cram the night before your exam. Instead, you should review the notes and information you have already studied. If you've done a thorough job studying, the night before should be a quiet review session. It's also a good idea to take a few practice questions on our website [link]. Get a good night's rest as well.
Taking Your NH Permit Test
At what age am I eligible to take the NH Permit Test?
In NH, the minimum age requirement is 16 years old.
What documents do I need to bring with me when I take my NH Permit Test?
On the day of your NH Permit Test, you will need to bring two documents that prove your identity and proof of your residency in New Hampshire. If you are under 18, you will need to bring a Parent or Guardian Authorization Certificate.
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my NH Permit Test?
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you. If they are unable to do so you will need to submit proof of your parent or legal guardian's consent.
What do I need to know to pass my NH Permit Test?
To give yourself the best chance of passing your NH Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, expressway driving, speed limits, traffic violations, driving emergencies, road signs, and other topics that are covered in the NH Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the NH Permit Test to pass?
The NH Permit Test consists of 40 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 32 of those 40 questions correctly in order to pass.
Is the NH Permit Test open book?
No. You are not allowed to use your NH Driver's Manual or any other study material while you take your NH Permit Test.
Do I have to take a drug test to be able to take my NH Permit Test?
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an NH Driver's License.
What happens if I fail my NH Permit Test?
There are a few reasons, test takers fail their NH Permit Test. A test taker who fails may not have studied thoroughly. Or he or she may have been nervous, anxious and/or distracted on the day of the test. If you fail your NH Permit Test, you will not receive your NH Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. You will be able to do so after ten days have passed, however, do not rush retaking the exam. Take your time. Read the entire NH Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website [link] so that the next time you take the NH Permit Test you have the best chance of passing.
What happens after I pass my NH Permit Test?
If you pass your NH Permit Test, you will receive your NH Learner's Permit. During this time, you should practice and prepare properly for your NH Driving Exam.
Preparing For Your NH Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
How should I practice driving for my NH Driving Exam?
You should practice and develop a number of safe driving skills. You should feel comfortable accelerating smoothly and gradually, passing through intersections safely, changing lanes effectively, coming to a complete stop at stop signs and traffic signals, sharing the road with other drives, maintaining the speed limit, staying in the correct lane and more. Remember during your exam, your primary responsibility is to demonstrate to your examiner that you know how to drive safely and effectively.
Where can I practice driving for my NH Driving Exam?
Anywhere in the New Hampshire as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver, who is 25 years old or older, whenever you are behind the wheel. You should begin practicing in familiar areas then progress to different areas that will test your driving knowledge and your adaptability to different driving situations.
Do I need to learn how to parallel park for my NH Driving Exam?
Yes. You will need to learn how to parallel park for your NH Driving Exam. Whether you will be asked to parallel park on your NH Driving Exam is up to the discretion of your examiner.
Where do I take my NH Driving Exam?
You will take your exam at a local DMV office.
What should I expect on my NH Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your NH Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
Is there anything I should do the night before my NH Driving Exam?
The night before your NH Driving Exam, you should practice driving with a licensed driver who is 25 years old or older. You should make sure you get a good night's rest as well.
Do I need to supply my own car for my NH Driving Exam?
Yes. You must supply a vehicle for your NH Driving Exam that is in good working condition. The vehicle should be properly registered and insured.
What do I need to bring with me on the day of my NH Driving Exam?
On the day of your NH Driving Exam, you should bring a registered vehicle and your NH Permit. A licensed driver should accompany you. If you are under 18, you should also bring a green Driver Education Completion Certificate and a completed Driver's Out-Of-Class Log Sheet.
Taking Your NH Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
Does anyone need to accompany me to my NH Driving Exam?
If you are under 18, a licensed driver who is 25 years old or older should accompany you.
Are there any tips that I should follow to help me pass my NH Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your NH Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
Are there any common mistakes that I should avoid making?
You should avoid driving dangerously, driving too quickly, hitting other objects, forgetting to signal, rolling stops and parking incorrectly. Always maintain good posture and signal well in advance.
Am I allowed to wear my contacts or glasses?
If you wear contacts or glasses regularly to be able to see clearly, you should absolutely wear your corrective lenses during your exam.
Who is allowed to be in the car with me during my NH Driving Exam?
During your NH Driving Exam, the only other person allowed in the vehicle, besides yourself, is your examiner.
What happens if I fail my NH Driving Exam?
If you fail the NH Driving Exam, you will not receive your NH Driver's License. You will be able to retake the exam after ten days have passed, however, you should not rush retaking it after you have failed. You should pay attention to what your examiner indicates as your weaknesses, and you should work upon improving your driving skills.
After You Have Passed The NH Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
What happens after I pass my NH Driving Exam?
After you pass your NH Driving Exam, you will receive a temporary license, which will you use, until your license arrives in the mail. This can take up to sixty days.
Do I need to get car insurance?
Yes. You must carry liability insurance able to cover $25,000 per person, $50,000 per crash and $25,000 property damage.
What documents do I need to apply for NH car insurance?
The documents that you will need vary depending on the insurance company to which you apply. Generally, insurance companies want you to submit proof of your identity, your driving record and information about the vehicle you would like to insure.
How much does NH car insurance cost?
The price varies depending on your age, your driving history, your car class and other factors.
Why is car insurance more expensive for new drivers in NH?
New drivers and inexperienced drivers (especially teens) have a higher risk of being in an accident so insurance companies often charge more to cover this potentially risk.
Renewing Your NH Driver's License
How do I renew my NH Driver's license once it has expired?
You can renew your NH Driver's License in person, by mail or online. Generally, however, only people out-of-state can renew their license by mail, and your renewal notice will indicate whether you are eligible to renew online.
Do I have to complete another vision test before I can renew my NH Driver's License?
Yes. You will need to pass another vision test when you renew your NH License.
What If You're Moving To NH Or Just Visiting
Do I have to pass the NH road test when I move to NH from another state?
If your license is still valid, you do not have to take the NH Driving Exam. You will need to replace your out-of-state license with a NH License within sixty days. If you are under 18, you may need to take the NH Written Test and/or Driving Exam.
Is my out-of-state learner's permit valid in NH?
No. Out-of-state Learner's Permit are not valid or recognized in New Hampshire.
How long can I drive in NH with my out-of-state license?
As long as you do not become a NH resident, you are allowed to drive with a valid out-of-state license for as long as you like.Question Category