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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Applying For Your VA Driver's License
  • Preparing For Your VA Permit Test
  • Taking Your VA Permit Test
  • Preparing For Your VA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your VA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • After You Have Passed Your VA Driving Exam
  • Renewing Your VA Driver's License
  • What If You're Moving To Virginia (Or Just Visiting)
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Applying For Your VA Driver's License
At what age can I apply for my VA permit?
In VA, you have to be at least 15 1/2 years old to apply for a Learner's Permit.
What documents do I need to take with me when I apply for my VA license?
Typically, you will need to bring proof of your identity, proof of your legal presence in the United States and proof of your residency in Virginia. If you have been issued a Social Security Number you will have to provide proof of that as well. The VA DMV website has more information about what documents you should bring with you. Visit here http://www.dmv.virginia.gov/apps/documentbuilder/intro.aspx
Is there any way for me to contact the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles?
You can contact your local Virginia DMV by calling this number (804)-497-7100.
Do I need to get a physical before I obtain my permit?
No. You do not have to get a physical in order to get a VA permit.
In VA are vision tests required?
Yes. Vision tests are required. To pass, you must have 20/40 vision or better.
Where am I allowed to take my driver's license photo?
You have your driver's license photo taken at the DMV office. When you take your photo, you should make sure that you wear what you would normally wear, and it's important that your face is recognizable.
Where can I apply for my driver's license in VA?
You can apply for your VA license at your local VA DMV office. You can find more information about available locations near you by visiting this website: http://www.dmv.virginia.gov/exec/#csc/alpha.asp
What is the first step of the driver's license application process?
First step is passing the knowledge test and receiving your learner's permit.
Preparing For Your VA Permit Test
How should I study for my VA Permit Test?
Reading the VA Driver's Manual gives you the best chance of passing successfully the VA Permit Test. You should read the entire manual, focusing particularly on the main topics from each section i.e. safe driving rules, signals, traffic signs, speed laws and more.
Do I have to complete a Driver's Ed. Course to be eligible to receive my VA Driver's License?
If you are under 19, you will need to complete a driver's education course after you receive your VA Learner's Permit.
Where can I find a copy of the VA Driver's Manual?
Your local DMV office has copies of your VA Driver's Handbook. You can also download a copy by visiting this website: http://www.dmv.state.va.us/webdoc/pdf/dmv39.pdf
Are there any chapters I can skip of the VA Driver's Manual?
We recommend you read the entire manual at least once. Reading the entire manual gives you the best chance of passing your VA Permit Test.
Typically, how many questions are on the VA Permit Test?
There are 35 questions on the VA Permit Test.
How many questions do I need to answer correctly?
You need to answer 30 out of the 35 questions correctly in order to pass.
Where can I take my VA Permit Test?
When you are ready to take your VA Permit Test, you will need to visit your local VA DMV office. You can find available locations near you by visiting this website: http://www.dmv.virginia.gov/exec/#csc/alpha.asp
Is there anything I should do the night before my VA 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. Get a good night's rest as well.
Do a lot of people fail the VA Permit Test on their first try?
The Virginia DMV does not provide statistics related to how many people pass or fail. Preparing thoroughly and studying consistently gives you the best chance of passing your permit test on your first try.
When I'm ready to take my VA Permit Test what should I do?
When you are ready to take your VA Permit Test, gather together your necessary documents (proof of your identity, proof your residency and proof of your residency in VA and your lawful presence in the U.S.) and visit your local DMV office. Make sure you have the $3.00 permit fee.
Taking Your VA Permit Test
Do I have to sign up to take my VA Permit Test?
Yes you do! Visit your local DMV office when you are ready to apply. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://www.dmv.virginia.gov/exec/#csc/alpha.asp
At what age can I take the VA Permit Test?
In VA, you have to be at least 15 1/2 years old to apply for a Learner's Permit.
What documents do I need to take with me when I take my VA Permit Test?
Typically, you will need to bring proof of your identity, proof of your legal presence in the United States and proof of your residency in Virginia. If you have been issued a Social Security Number you will have to provide proof of that as well. The VA DMV website has more information about what documents you should bring with you. Visit here http://www.dmv.virginia.gov/apps/documentbuilder/intro.aspx
How much does a permit cost?
A VA Permit costs $3.00. A VA license costs $4 per year. This means if you want a license for 5 years, you will pay $20.00.
How many questions are there on the VA Permit Test?
There are 35 questions on the VA Permit Test.
How many questions do I need to answer correctly?
You must answer 30 out of the 35 questions correctly.
What should I expect when I take my VA Permit Test?
The VA Permit Test is split into two parts. Part 1 is the road sign test. You must answer all of these questions correctly before you can move onto the next section. Part 2 consists of the remaining questions on the exam (25 questions). It covers traffic laws and safe driving techniques. On this section you can only miss 5 questions.
Are there common mistakes most applicants make when taking the VA Permit Test for the first time?
Generally, test takers confuse speed limits or road signs. However, the biggest mistake you should is NOT studying. Remember to read the entire VA manual and to study thoroughly.
Is the VA Permit Test open book?
No. The VA Permit test is not open book. You are not allowed to use your VA Driver's Manual or any other supplementary study materials during the VA Permit Test.
Do I have to take a drug test when I get my learner's permit?
No. A drug test is not required.
What happens if I fail my VA Permit Test?
You will not receive your VA Permit if you fail your permit test. In some cases, you may have to wait 15 days before you are eligible to retake the VA Permit Test. Don't rush retaking your exam. You should study more thoroughly before attempting to retake the VA Permit Test. If you fail the test three times, you have to attend a Driver's Education course.
What happens after I pass my VA Permit Test?
After you have passed your VA Permit Test, you will receive your VA Learner's Permit. If you are under 19, you must wait 9 months before you can apply for your driver's license. During this time, you will attend a Driver's Education course and get at least 45 hours of behind the wheel training. If you are older than 19, you must hold your permit for at least 60 days unless you can prove that you completed a Driver's Education course. In that instance, you may apply for your license immediately.
Preparing For Your VA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
What skills should I develop for my VA Driving Exam?
For your VA Driving Exam, you should be able to demonstrate your examiner that you know how to drive safely. You should practice coming to complete stops, signaling effectively, braking smoothly and backing up safely.
Where can I practice driving?
Anywhere in Virginia as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older. While you possess a Learner's Permit, you are not allowed to drive in a vehicle without a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older present.
Can I drive at any time with my VA Permit?
No. You may not. You may not drive between midnight and 4 AM, and you may not drive any time that you are not accompanied by a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older.
Where can I find more information about VA driving schools?
Driving training is available at most high schools. You can find a list of private training schools by visiting this website: http://www.dmv.state.va.us/drivers/#cdl_schools.asp.
What documents do I need to take with me when I take my VA Driving Exam?
You should bring your Learner's Permit, proof of your social security number, your identity and your residency in Virginia. If you are under 19, you must
Is there anything in particular I should do the night before my VA Driving Exam?
Relax and get a good night's rest. Don't try to to learn new tricks or even new skills. The night before your Driving Exam, you should feel prepared and confident in the work that you have put in beforehand.
How can I schedule my VA Driving Exam?
You can schedule your driving test by calling the DMV or by visiting your local DMV office.
Where do I need to go to take my VA Driving Exam if I am under 19?
If you are under 19, your road test will be apart of your Driver's Education course.
If I'm older than 19, where can I take my Driving Exam?
If you are 19 years old or older, you must take your road test at a local DMV office.
Do I have to supply my own vehicle for my VA Driving Exam?
Yes. You must bring your own vehicle for your road test. This vehicle should be in good working condition. It's a good idea to use the same vehicle with which you practiced. The vehicle must be insured. It must have a valid safety inspection sticker, a license plate and registration card. The VA DMV is very strict about this so to be extra certain you ask more questions about what is required when you schedule your Driving Exam.
Taking Your VA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
Who should bring me to my VA Driving Exam if I am under 18?
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you to your VA Driving Exam. Your parent or legal guardian's signature is required to validate that you are in good academic standing and that you have completed 45 hours of behind the wheel training. If your parent or legal guardian cannot accompany you, you should make sure that your parents have signed the necessary documents and a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older accompanies you instead.
What are common mistakes that test takers make their first time taking the VA Driving Exam?
Common mistakes that you should avoid include speeding, tailgating and forgetting to signal. Remember the purpose of your Driving Exam is to demonstrate that you know how to drive safely and effectively.
What maneuvers will I have to complete on my VA Driving Exam?
Typically, you will need to demonstrate to your examiner that you are capable of yielding the right-of-way, turning smoothly, backing up safely and passing other cars safely and efficiently.
Do I have to learn how to parallel park for VA Driving Exam?
No. It is not required, but it's a good idea to know how to parallel park regardless.
Can I wear contacts during my Driving Exam?
Yes. You should absolutely wear contacts (or glasses) if you use these corrective lenses to see normally.
Who will be in the car with me during my VA Driving Exam?
Only you and your examiner are allowed in the vehicle during your VA Driving Exam.
What happens if I fail my VA Driving Exam?
You will not receive your VA Driver's License, and you will have to reschedule your Driving Exam. You will need to wait two business days, at least, before trying again. Don't rush retaking your exam. Pay attention to what your examiner has identified as your weaknesses and improve upon those before you retake your Driving Exam. If you fail the VA Driving Exam three times, you will have to retake the behind-the-wheel section of a Driver's Education course.
After You Have Passed Your VA Driving Exam
What happens after I pass my VA Driving Exam?
After you have passed your VA Driving Exam, you will pay (or confirm payment) of your license fee, which is $4 per year. If you are 19 or older, you will receive your license in the mail. For new drivers under the age of 19, you will receive your license at a licensing ceremony. Information about your licensing ceremony and its date will be sent by mail to your home.
If I am under 18 are there any limitations on my license?
Yes there are limitations. If you are under 18, you are not allowed to use electronic devices (e.g. cellphones or iPads). Additionally, you are not allowed to drive between midnight and 4 AM, and you are not allowed to have more than one passenger, who is under 18, in the car with you during the first year after receiving your Driver's License.
Do I need to get car insurance?
Yes. You do. In Virginia you must carry insurance up to $25,000 for bodily injury for one person.
What documents do I need to bring with me when I apply for car insurance in Virginia?
The required documents may vary depending on the policies of the insurance company to which you are applying. Generally, you should bring information related to your vehicle, and you should be able to provide basic information about yourself (proof your identity, residency, etc.).
How much does car insurance typically cost in Virginia?
Prices vary depending on your car, your driving record, your age and other factors. Most VA residents pay $1,100 annually.
Why is car insurance more expensive for new drivers in VA?
New drivers and inexperienced drivers (especially teens) have a higher risk of being in an accident, insurance companies often charge more to cover them.
Renewing Your VA Driver's License
How can I renew my VA license?
You may renew your license by phone, by mail, in person or online.
Do I need to take another eye exam when I renew my license?
You are required to complete a vision test whenever you renew your license in person at your local DMV office.
What If You're Moving To Virginia (Or Just Visiting)
Do I have to take the Virginia road test if I move to Virginia from another state?
When you move to Virginia you have 60 days to obtain a Virginia license. If you are older than 19, you will have to take an eye exam, which costs $5. You do not have to complete the VA Driving Exam. If you are 19, you can replace your out-of-state license with a VA license as long as you are 16 or older, have completed a Driver's Education course and as long as you can provide the necessary documents (proof of your identity, your lawful presence in the U.S., your residency in Virginia and your Social Security Number, if you have one.)
Can I use my out-of-state learner's permit in Virginia?
Yes. You can use your out-of-state learner's permit in Virginia as long as the permit is valid. You will still need to follow Virginia traffic laws and regulations.
How long can I drive in Virginia with an out-of-state license?
If you are not planning on becoming a VA resident, you can drive with your out-of-state license for as long as you like. If you do become a VA resident, you have to obtain a Virginia license within 60 days.
Am I allowed legally to drive in Virginia with my out-of-country license?
You may drive in Virginia with an out-of-country license for 60 days. Then you will have to begin the licensing process, which varies depending on where you are from. If you are from Canada, France or Germany, you need only take a vision test. If your license is from another country, other than the ones listed, you will have to pass the knowledge exam, road skills test and vision test before you can obtain a VA license.Question Category