What Should You Bring to the Nevada DMV to Get Your License?

The big day is here: you've passed your written and road skills test and will now get your license. Congratulations! But unless you get all the documents you need, you won't grasp your hard-earned freedom quite yet. If you're wondering what should you bring to the Nevada DMV to get your license, this guide has a straightforward answer.

What to Bring to the Nevada DMV

You'll need to visit the DMV office closest to you if:

  • You're under 18 and have had a permit for a while.

  • You're a new adult driver who has never gotten a license.

  • You've just moved to Nevada and have an out-of-state driver's license.

Here's what you'll need to bring with you on the big day.

Proof of Identity

If you're getting a Real ID License, bring one of these documents to prove your identity:

  • Real ID, driver's license, or learner's permit from another state

  • Valid U.S. Passport

  • U.S. Birth Certificate

  • Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240)

  • Certificate of Naturalization (N-550)

  • Permanent Resident Card (N-560)

  • Foreign Passport with "Processed for I-551" Stamp

  • Valid Employment Authorization Card (I-766)

  • Foreign Passport and I-94 Form

To get a Standard Nevada License, you may also show a:

  • Nevada Department of Corrections ID Card

  • Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Identification Card

If you don't have any of those documents, don't worry. You can get a Driver Authorization Card and show one of the following:

  • U.S. Military Identification Card

  • U.S. Military Dependent ID Card

  • DD-214 Form

  • U.S. Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood

Or two of the following:

  • Driver License or Authorization from any U.S. state or territory

  • Foreign Passport

  • Foreign Birth Certificate

  • Consular ID Card

Proof of Name Changes

Have you ever changed your name? If so, take with you one of the following:

  • Marriage Certificate

  • Divorce Decree

  • Adoption Records

  • Court Order

Proof of Social Security Number

Unless you're getting a Driver Authorization Card, you'll need to show proof of your Social Security Number. Take one from this list:

  • Social Security Card

  • W-2 Form

  • Printed Pay Stub

  • IRS Form 1099

Proof of Nevada Residency

You must show two documents to prove you live in Nevada. They have to be originals or certified copies issued within the past 60 days:

  • Receipt of a lease on a residence

  • Bill from a public utility company with your address

  • Bank or credit card statement

  • Employment check stub

  • Record from a school with your address

  • Nevada voter registration card

But these aren't all the documents accepted by the DMV. You can go through the full list on Form DMV 005 "Certification of Nevada Residency."

Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card

You'll also need to fill out the DMV 002 Form, also known as the Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card.

Learner's Permit

Even if you're over 18, take your learner's permit with you. Without it, you can't get a license.

Driver's Ed Course Certificate

If you're a minor, you'll also need to have your driver's ed course completion certificate. Did you take Aceable's Nevada driver's ed course? Then you'll find the certificate in your inbox.

Certification of Attendance

On top of that, if you didn't show a Certification of Attendance (DMV 301) when you got a permit, you'll need to show it now.

Minor Affidavit and Information Sheet 

Lastly, don't forget to print and have your guardian sign your Minor Affidavit and Information Sheet (DP-38). They'll need to go to the Nevada DMV with you, too.

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