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Frequently Asked Questions - Applying For Your DC Driver's License

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:
Yes. You do have to complete a vision test in order to get your DC license.
You must take your DC 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.
In DC, the minimum age requirement is 16 years old.
When you apply for your DC Learner's Permit, you will need to bring proof of your name, your date of birth, your residence in DC and your Social Security Number. If you are under 18, you will need to demonstrate proof of your parent or legal guardian's approval as well.
You are able to apply at a DC testing center. You can find a list of available locations by visiting this website:
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you. If they are unable to do so, they will need to send written consent.