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Frequently Asked Questions - Applying For Your West Virginia Driver's License

Yes. You do have to complete a vision test in order to get your WV license.
You must take your WV 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.
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you.
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:
In WV, the minimum age requirement is 15 years old.
When you apply for your WV Learner's Permit, you will need to bring proof of your identity, your Social Security Number and two documents that prove your residency in West Virginia. If you are under 18, you will also need to submit a School Eligibility Form.
You are able to apply at any local DMV office. You can find a list of available locations by visiting this website: