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Frequently Asked Questions - Applying For Your OH License

Yes. You do have to complete a vision test in order to get your OH license.
You must take your OH Driver's license at the BMV office when you go in to take your exam. 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.
If you are under 18, your legal guardian or parent must accompany you. Your legal guardian or parent will need to co-sign your permit packet. In some instances, if your legal guardian or parent is not able to accompany, a responsible license driver may be able to sign for you. You should contact your local OH BMV for more information about this or visit this website:
In OH, the minimum age requirement to begin the licensing process is 15 1/2 years old.
You will need to bring with your proof of your legal name, your date of birth, your residency in the state of OH and proof of your U.S. citizenship or lawful presence in the U.S.
You are able to apply at any BMV office. You can find a list of BMV branches by visiting this website:
You can contact your local OH BMV office by visiting your local branch in person. You can also contact the BMV by visiting the BMV's official website: