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In the Sunshine State, getting the driver's license is quite simple . All the driver must do is to complete a TLSAE course, pass a driving and theoretical exam, present the paperwork and the process will be finished.

There are different kinds of licences depending if you are young with no experience, or if you are a senior driver.

Class E - Learners license

The Class E - Learners License is issued for all of those Drivers between 15 and 18 years old. The Graduated Driver License law (GDL) establishes this license as the first step for the inexperienced drivers who are learning how to drive.

To apply for the Learners License, the interested person must complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course (TLSAE). After complying with this,it is necessary to make an appointment to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHMSV), where the officer will ask you to present all the documentation. The driver will have to pass a vision and hearing examination, if it is successful, the last step will be paying the fee to access the knowledge test.

What Documents do you need to apply to the Learners License?

  • Identification Card or Passport
  • Proof of Social Security Number
  • Proof of Residential address
  • Parental consent for a driver application of a minor - If the interested person is under 18
  • Proof of Legal residence in the US for those drivers who are not American citizens.

Learners License restrictions:

  • The individual must drive under the supervision of an adult over 21 years old.
  • It is not allowed to drive at night during the first 3 months of the license. After this period, it is permitted to drive up to 10PM.

If you hold the first Learners License, you will have 1 year to upgrade it and obtain an intermediate or full privilege license. If your Learners license expires, you will have to renew it and do the process all over again.

Intermediate Driver License (Teen)

According to the Graduated Driver License laws (GDL), the second step the driver must obtain is the Intermediate Driver's License. In this second stage, the driver can drive with no supervision, but there are still some restrictions to follow up until the driver turns 18 years old.

To apply for this Intermediate License, you must hold your Learners license for one year with no traffic violations. You must count with 50 hours of driving practise, 10 of which must be during night hours. After this, you will have to Schedule an appointment to the DHMSV’s Service Center. At your appointment the officer will request you all the documentation. You will have to pass a Driving exam, and if you succeed, you will give up your learners license and gain the new one.

What Documents do you need to apply for the Intermediate License?

It is very important that the driver presents the form: Certification of Driving Experience of a Minor (HSMV 71142). This paper will be filled up by the parent/driving instructor in the presence of a Notary Public or officer from the Driver License Center.

Characteristics of the Intermediate License:

  • You will be allowed to drive between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m without supervision . This rule will apply until you turn 17 years of age.
  • You will be allowed to drive between 5:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m without supervision. This rule will apply until you turn 18 years of age.
  • You will not be allowed to drive outside these periods of time, unless you are supervised by an adult of 21 years old or older.

Full privilege Driver's License (Adult +18)

If you are over 18 years old, and have never held a Driver's license, you can apply for a Full privilege License without working the steps mentioned before. However, if you prefer to have supervised driving for a period of time, you are allowed to get your full license starting from a learners step.

To be able to apply for the Full-Privilege License, the driver must complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course (TLSAE). After this step, an appointment to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHMSV) will be scheduled, where the officer will require all the drivers documentation. Successfully pass a vision and hearing examination, and a Knowledge and driving test. After complying with these steps, a fee will have to be paid (if apply), and after taking the Picture for the new license the process will be finished.

What Documents do you need to apply for the Full privilege License?

  • ID or Passport
  • Social Security Number
  • Proof of Residential address
  • If you are from outside the United States: Bring a Proof of your Legal residence in the US.

How to transfer your Driver's License to the Florida Driver’s License.

Out of the State of Florida Licenses.

If you are older than 16 years old, and hold a Driver's license from outside the state of Florida, you can exchange it for a Florida one. The only requirement you will have to pass is a Vision and Hearing examination. Bear in mind that if your license is expired, you will have to pass the medical examinations, plus a Knowledge and a Driving test.

To apply for the Full-Privilege License in Florida, the individual has to make an appointment to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHMSV), where the officer will ask you to present all the required documentation. The driver will have to pass a vision and hearing examination. If it is successful, the last step will be to pay the fee, take the Picture for the new license and surrender the out of state license he or she owns.

Once you comply with all the requirements mentioned above, you will obtain a Full Privilege Florida Drivers License. This License will be valid for 8 years, and it will expire the day of your birthday.

Outside of the States Licenses.

If the driver is coming from another country, to be able to obtain the Florida Drivers license he or she will have to follow a similar process to the ones followed when applying for a new Driver's license. There are some exceptions if the driver comes from Canada or Germany, (in which case, the only requirement is to take a driving and Knowledge test), France, South Korea and Taiwan.

To apply for the Florida driver’s license, the driver has to make an appointment to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHMSV), where the officer will ask you to present all the required documentation. The driver will have to pass a vision and hearing examination. If required he or she will have to take the Knowledge and Driving test. After this, the last step will be to pay the fee, take the Picture for the new license and surrender the out of state license he or she owns (If required).



FL DMV offices in Union

55 W. Main St., Rm. 108


Driver License & Vehicle Services


32054


(386) 496-3331

945 N. Temple Avenue,, Suite B


Driver License & Vehicle Services


32091


(904) 966-6235

135 NE Hernando Ave Suite 125


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Office


32055


(386) 758-1077

173 NE Hernando Ave.


Lake City Clerk of the Court Office


32055


(386) 758-1342

32 North 5th St.


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


32063


(904) 259-6004

339 E. MacClenny Avenue


Macclenny Clerk of the Court Office


32063


(904) 259-3686

23718 W Hwy 27


Motor Vehicle Service Office


32643


(386) 454-1416

118 SW Wilson Springs Road


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


32038


(386) 497-2456

5801 NW 34th Blvd.


Driver's License & Motor Vehicle Services


32653


(352) 374-5236

7380 State Road 100 Suite #10


Registration & Title Services


32656


(352) 473-4899

12 S.E. First St.


Driver's License & Motor Vehicle Services


32601


(352) 374-5236

220 S. Main Street


Gainesville Clerk of the Court Office


32601


(352) 374-3609

3245 Bear Run Blvd.


Motor Vehicle & Driver License Services


32065


(904) 284-6320

606 NW Suwannee Ave.


Registration & Title


32008


(386) 935-6515

1518 Park Ave.


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


32073


(904) 284-6320




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