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Frequently Asked Questions - Applying For Your Rhode Island Driver's License

You must take your RI 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.
Your are able to apply at a local RI DMV Office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website:
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you as they will need to sign your RI Permit Application.
Absolutely. You can contact the RI DMV by calling (401-462-4368). You may be able to visit the DMV office in person. You can find a list of locations, hours and numbers by visiting this website:
Yes. You do have to complete a vision test in order to get your RI license.
In Rhode Island, the minimum age requirement is 16 years old.
When you apply for your RI Learner's Permit, you will need to bring proof of your birth, your residency, driver's education and your Social Security Card.