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Frequently Asked Questions - Applying For Your Connecticut License

No. A physical is not required. However, you should report any known medical conditions to the DMV Office so that the branch can determine if a restriction should be put on your license. For example, if you needed corrective lenses to pass your vision test successfully, your license would indicate "Corrective Lenses" restrictions.
Yes. You do have to complete a vision test in order to get your CT license. Fortunately, DMV clerks will conduct the vision test for you.
You must take your CT Driver's license at the DMV office. When you take your photo, you should make sure that you wear what you would 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.
You are able to apply at any DMV branch. You can find a list of DMV branches by visiting this website:
You can contact your local CT DMV office by visiting the branch. You can find a list of locations near you by visiting this website:
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you. If they are unable to do so, it is possible to circumvent this requirement by bringing inside a Certificate of Parental Consent.
In CT you have to be at least 16 years old before you can begin the licensing process.
You will need to bring your Learner's Permit Application, a signed parental consent form, your Social Security Number, two documents proving your residency in Connecticut and two documents proving your identity.