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
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 Birth Certificate
Consular ID Card
Proof of Name Changes
Have you ever changed your name? If so, take with you one of the following:
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
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.
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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