Drivers License/Identification Cards (2023)

Class D Instructions

If you have a disability and need a special accommodation in order to take an exam, please call and make an appointment prior to coming to a DMV site: for Delaware City call 302-326-5000; for Wilmington call 302-434-3200; for Dover call 302-744-2500; and for Georgetown call 302-853-1000. Audio tests (with headphones) are available upon request.

Class D License:

Information for Those Applying for a Class D Driver License or Learner's Permit:

Class D Learners Permit:

The purpose of the Learner’s Permit is to enable you to drive the class of motor vehicle for which you want a driver license. There is a Delaware Class D Driver Manual which covers rules of the road, road signs and the basic knowledge required to obtain a Class D driver license. The manual is available for no cost at any Division facility or can be downloaded from the DMV website at

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Payment is due upon application and you must pass all exams within six months. The permit is issued after successful completion of the eye screening and knowledge exams. After you pass these exams and pay the required fee, a learner’s permit will be issued for six months. While you are learning to drive you must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is qualified to drive the class of vehicle in which you are training, and he/she must be at least 21 years of age.

  1. The permit holder may drive during this six month period only when accompanied by a licensed operator over the age of 21 who is actually occupying a seat beside the driver.
  2. There can be no more than 2 other passengers in the vehicle.
  3. The permit holder can only operate the type and class (including endorsements) of the motor vehicle described on the permit.
  4. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in your license being suspended.

To obtain your license, you must take a road exam. After passing the Class D knowledge exam, you must wait a minimum of 10 days before you can take the road skills exam. If you do not pass the road exam within a six-month period, you are permitted one extension of the learner’s permit for an additional six months, provided application is made and a second fee of $5.00 is paid before the original permit expiration date.

Motorcycle Endorsement:

Any person who operates a motorcycle, motorbike, or other two or three-wheeled motor-driven vehicle on the highways shall have a driver license with a motorcycle endorsement. There is a Delaware Motorcycle Manual which covers preparation, guidance and general knowledge in order to obtain a motorcycle endorsement. The manual is available for no cost at any Division facility or can be downloaded from the DMV website at

The fee for the motorcycle endorsements is $12.00. There are two methods to obtain a motorcycle endorsement; complete a knowledge and skills exam with the Division of Motor Vehicles or complete Motorcycle Rider Education Program approved by the Division.

A person who passes a knowledge and skills examination on a three-wheeled motor vehicle shall have a restriction placed on his or her driver license, in addition to the motorcycle endorsement, limiting him or her to the operation of three-wheeled motor vehicles.

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Persons under the age of 18 must have the motorcycle application signed by their parents or duly appointed legal guardian. They must complete the Motorcycle Rider Education Program approved by the Division.

Motorcycle Rider Classes:

New Castle County...... 302-832-5163
Kent County……………302-744-2658
Sussex County………...302-853-1030

Once you have passed the knowledge exam, you will be issued a motorcycle permit which is valid for six months. You can only extend the permit once for an additional six months. You must apply for an extension at the DMV before the expiration date and pay a $5.00 fee. The following restrictions apply when operating a motorcycle with a temporary instruction permit:

  1. No passengers shall be allowed on the motorcycle.
  2. Operating a motorcycle between sunset and sunrise isprohibited.
  3. Approved safety helmet and eye protection must be worn.
  4. Operation is not permitted on the federal interstate highwaysystem.

Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP):

There is a Delaware Commercial Driver Manual which covers the CDL requirements, CDL procedures, testing requirements and the basic knowledge required to obtain a CDL license. The manual is available for no cost at any Division facility or can be downloaded from the DMV website at

After passing the knowledge exams and paying a $5.00 fee, you may be issued a CLP which will allow you to drive a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), but only with another licensed CDL holder. You may only drive the class of vehicle specified on your CLP and you may drive only with a CDL holder qualified in the same type of CMV.

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  1. A CLP will allow you to drive a CMV, accompanied by another licensed driver.
  2. You may only drive the type vehicle for which you have tested and only with a CDL holder qualified in the same type CMV.
  3. You must hold your CLP for minimum of 14 full days before you are able to perform the CDL skills exam.

Permit expiration and extension:

Your Class D, motorcycle and CDL learner's permit is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Permits can only be extended once and must be done prior to the permit’s expiration date for a $5.00 fee.

Road Exams:

Road exams are given on every weekday, except Wednesday. They will not be conducted during inclement weather (rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog, wind, etc.). Contact the facility that you obtained your permit for additional road test information. DMV offers 2 easy and convenient options for you to schedule your road exam when you feel you are ready. You may use DMV’s online My Road Test Scheduler or call your local DMV office to speak with a DMV Associate.

  1. Visit the DMV website at
    1. Select "Online Services"
    2. b.Select “My Road Test” and follow the online instructions
  2. Call a DMV office of your choosing:
    1. Delaware City ………302-832-5176
    2. Dover ………………..302-744-2515
    3. Georgetown …………302-853-1003
    4. Wilmington …………..302-434-3220
    5. Select "My Road Test" and follow the online instructions

Upon arriving for your ROAD EXAM you must have the following in your possession:

  • Valid Learner’s Permit.
  • Valid Licensed of the accompanying driver who is at least 21 years of age (excludes motorcycle skills exam).
  • Valid registration card for the vehicle you will be using (and trailer if applicable).
  • Valid insurance card (original or electronic) for the vehicle you will be using.

If you fail any part of the road exam, you should prepare yourself thoroughly to take it again at a later date.

Ignition Interlock (IID) Endorsement/license:

Those drivers holding either an IID license or IID endorsement mayoperate a vehicle with full Class D operators driving privilegesonly when the vehicle is equipped with an ignition interlockdevice.

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Megan's Law/Sex Offenders:

By signing the driver license application form I acknowledge that theDivision of Motor Vehicles has notified me that registration incompliance with Section 4120 of Title 11, Delaware law, is mandatoryfor any person who has been convicted in any state of any offensewhich if committed or attempted in this state, would have beenpunishable as one or more of the offenses referenced in Section 4120(a) of Title 11, and that such registration must occur within 7 daysof coming into any county, city or town in which he/she temporarilyresides or is domiciled for that length of time. This form will bepermanently retained.

Mandatory disclosure of Social Security Numbers.

Disclosure of the applicant's social security number is mandatory if eligible. Federal law authorizes such disclosure. See 42 U.S.C. Section 405(c) (2) (1). The Division will use social security numbers solely for the administration of the driver's license program to ensure accurate identification. Social security numbers will not be released to business or private individuals, but may be released to State agencies to carry out their governmental functions.

Males Only:

Male Applicants are to understand that their signature on license or identification card applications constitutes consent to be registered with the Selective Service System, if so required.

Telephone Assistance:

Georgetown 302.853.1000 or 1004; New Castle 302.326.5000 or 5005; Dover (302) 744-2500 or 2506, Wilmington 302.434.3200 or 3204.


How do I get an ID card in Alaska? ›

In order to get your Alaska ID card, you must bring documents to verify your name, lawful status, and physical address. You must also provide your social security number or a letter showing ineligibility. Complete a D1 application, bring documents, and fee for Standard ID – Click Here.

How do I get an ID card in Virginia? ›

In order to obtain an ID card, you must provide one proof of identity, one proof of legal presence, one proof of Social Security number, and two proofs of Virginia residency.

How do I get an ID card in Arizona? ›

Identification cards for children and adults are available at any MVD office or Authorized Third Party Driver License provider. Begin your application online.

How do I get an ID card in Illinois? ›

To obtain a state ID card, please visit a Secretary of State facility. Free non-expiring state ID cards are available for Illinois residents over age 65. To obtain a state ID card, please visit a Secretary of State facility. Free State ID cards valid for 10 years are available for persons with disabilities.

What documents are needed for ID in Alaska? ›

  • Proof of Identity.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or other Lawful Status.
  • Proof of Name Change (if applicable)
  • 2 Documents Verifying Alaska Residency.
  • If you have no Social Security Number, proof from Social Security Administration.

What's the easiest form of ID to get? ›

Post office ID card

One of the easiest ways to get a government-approved photo ID card is through your local post office. A post office ID card can be used in all states, as it is a legal form of identification throughout the US.

Can I get a Virginia ID card online? ›

Replace Your ID Card Online

You may obtain a replacement identification card online unless: Your current ID card was issued before January 1, 2004. Your name must be changed or corrected on your ID card. Your ID card has expired.

Can I get a free ID in Virginia? ›

Virginia Voter Photo Identification cards are available, free-of-charge, from any General Registrar's office in Virginia. Voters who wish to have an identification card made should complete the application on the lower portion of this page.

How long does it take to get a Virginia ID card? ›

Applicants that have successfully completed the driver's license or ID card process will be issued either a temporary driving permit (valid for 30 days) or an ID card receipt. You will receive your new driver's license or ID card in the mail within 7-10 days.

How much is an Arizona ID card? ›

The cost for an original, duplicate, or replacement Arizona identification card is $12, but can be waived if you are either: 65 years old or older. Receiving Supplemental Security Income disability payments from the federal government.

How much does a new AZ ID cost? ›

The cost is $25.00.

Can you order AZ ID online? ›

Replacement License/ID Available Online

You can replace your Arizona driver license or ID online at Continue with online license replacement. Continue with online ID replacement.

How do I get an ID card? ›

To apply for an ID card: Complete a Driver's License (DL) or ID Card Application.
Visit a DMV office, where you will:
  1. Provide your social security number (SSN).
  2. Verify your identity with an acceptable identity document. ...
  3. Present acceptable residency documents (if you have never had a California DL/ID card).

Do I need an appointment to get an ID in Illinois? ›

REAL ID applicants have the option to make an appointment at one of the 30 appointment facilities, or they can visit a walk-in facility. To determine what facilities require an appointment or to make an appointment, please visit Secretary of State Facility Appointments.

What do I need to apply for an ID? ›

Applying for an Identity book / Identity document for the first time
  1. Form BI-9, completed in black ink.
  2. A certified copy of your Birth certificate or reference book or a copy of the old Transkei, Bophutatswana, Venda or Ciskei homelands identity or travel documents.

How much does an ID cost in Alaska? ›

How much will my license or ID cost?
State Identification Card$15$35
State Identification Card Age 60 or olderFree$20
Duplicate Driver or Motorcycle License$15$35
Alcohol Restricted State Identification Card$50$70
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How long does it take to get a REAL ID in Alaska? ›

How long does it take to get a real id? Mail time varies between 1-3 weeks. You can check the status of your Real ID using the DMV's tracking system.

What are the six points needed for an ID? ›

6 Points of ID
  • At least one Primary Document.
  • At least one Secondary Document.
  • A verifiable Social Security Number (SSN), or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN), or a letter of ineligibility for an SSN from the Social Security Administration (SSA) ...
  • Proof of address.

What is the fastest valid ID? ›

Postal ID, NBI Clearance, UMID, and passport are four of the easiest valid IDs to acquire.

Does Walgreens make photo ID cards? ›

A Walgreen's photo center can also print ID photos that are perfect for student IDs, sport facility IDs, and work IDs.

How can I get a personal ID card online? ›

How to Create an ID Card in a Few Easy Steps?
  1. Visit the ID Banner Maker page. Browse or search through our ID card template library or add your own image.
  2. Add Photo, text, change color, and other elements to your ID. Create an ID card without any design skills.
  3. Save and download your ID Card.

How much does a real Virginia ID cost? ›

Yes! Please visit DMV in person with the required REAL ID documentation and request a replacement credential. You'll pay the standard replacement card fee ($20 for a driver's license; $10 for an ID card), plus a $10 one-time surcharge for REAL ID.

What are two proofs of Virginia residency? ›

Proving Your Virginia Residency

You must visit a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) customer service center and present documentation to prove your Virginia residency such as a utility bill, lease agreement, payroll check stub or original bank statement.

How do I get my Virginia ID without a birth certificate? ›

If you have none of the above identification and are requesting a birth certificate for your child, please provide a letter from the hospital (their letterhead) where the child was born along with a letter (their letterhead) from the health care provider who provided the mother prenatal care.

Can I get a state ID online? ›

You must apply for an original non-driver ID in a DMV office. This cannot be done online, by mail, or by phone.

Can you get a driver's license in Virginia without a Social Security card? ›

At any age, as a first time driver, you will be required to provide documents to prove identity, legal presence, Virginia residency, and, if you have one, Social Security number (SSN). Proof of your SSN is not required if you know the number and DMV is able to electronically verify it.

What documents are required for Virginia REAL ID? ›

What documents are required to get the Real ID? You will be asked to bring two proofs of residency (utility bills, bank statements, etc.); proof of identity and legal residence in the United States (a birth certificate, U.S. passport or permanent resident card); and a Social Security card (not just the number).

Do Virginia ID cards expire? ›

You may renew your ID card as early as six months before the expiration date on your current ID. Your renewed Virginia ID card will expire on your birthday at the end of the period of years which the card has been issued. The cost to renew is $2 per year (minimum $10; maximum $16).

Where can I get a state ID in Virginia? ›

Apply In Person At DMV: Virginia DMV does not have a process by which customers can pre-scan and upload REAL ID documents from home. In order to get a REAL ID, you must bring your documents to Virginia DMV for review. Any website claiming to provide this service is not affiliated with Virginia DMV.

What documents do I need to get an Arizona identification card? ›

Required Documents List
  • Bring One Document: Proof of Identity (Birth certificate; U.S. Passport; Passport Card)
  • If you need a certified copy of an Arizona birth certificate, the Arizona Department of Health Services now accepts online orders (link is external) with expedited processing.

How long does it take to get a state ID? ›

Your new card will arrive in the mail in approximately 4 – 6 weeks.

How many years is an Arizona ID good for? ›

If you are over 65, you need to renew your license every five years. If you get the Travel-ID, otherwise known as the REAL-ID, you will need to renew every eight years if you are under 65. Otherwise, the process stays the same.

Does AZ ID expire? ›

Fortunately, Arizona has one of the country's longest initial renewal periods. Except for Travel IDs, which need to be updated every eight years, you don't have to renew most ordinary licenses until turning 65 years. After that, you have to renew it every five years.

How long is a real ID good for in Arizona? ›

In most cases the Travel ID is valid for eight years. Exceptions apply, including for drivers age 65 or older whose licenses are currently valid for five years.

Can I get my AZ ID without a birth certificate? ›

Birth Certificate

In addition all documents used to obtain a state identification must be originals or copies certified by the issuing agency. 1 primary & 2 secondary. * Birth Certificates must be issued from Vital Records as originals or certified copies.

What government ID can I get online? ›

2. NBI Clearance
  • Voter's ID.
  • SSS ID.
  • PRC License.
  • Passport.
  • Postal ID.
  • Driver's License.
  • School ID.
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When can an expired ID card be used as proof of age California? ›

Yes, in some instances you may be able to use an expired Driver's License or State-ID to verify your identity. If your Driver's License expired in the last 12 months, you may present it with documentation of renewal/extension, or a temporary ID from the DMV.

What is a state ID? ›

Citizens not having a driver's license can get a State ID, issued at the state level and used for identification purposes such as banking, etc. Of course, the US government passport​ and passport card are official IDs, as is the military CAC card.

Do you need a birth certificate to get a Texas ID? ›

Original or certified copy of an abstract (shortened) birth certificate issued by a State Bureau of Vital Statistics or equivalent agency from a U.S. state, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. Hospital-issued birth record* Military records (e.g., Form DD-214, DD-215, NGB-22)

Can I walk into the DMV without an appointment Illinois? ›

Commercial Driver License holders not requiring a commercial road test (behind the wheel), or others simply needing road-test, Driver License or Identification Card services, please use the appointment button below. Seniors, expectant mothers and those with disabilities are always welcome as walk-ins.

Which banks do ID cards? ›

ID smart cards and passports can be applied for at FNB, Absa, Discovery, Investec, Nedbank and Standard Banks.

Can you apply for ID at any bank? ›

According to Standard Bank, the partnership with the Department of Home Affairs allows you to have an appointment, collect and pay for your Smart ID or passport at the bank branch of your choice however, you are still required to visit the Department of Home Affairs website in order to begin the process.

Do you get a temporary ID immediately? ›

How long does it take in South Africa to get a temporary ID? The application should be ready in fourteen working days if it is submitted promptly and in compliance with the guidelines.

What documents are needed for ID card? ›

Applying for an Identity book / Identity document for the first time
  • Form BI-9, completed in black ink.
  • A certified copy of your Birth certificate or reference book or a copy of the old Transkei, Bophutatswana, Venda or Ciskei homelands identity or travel documents.

Can I apply for ID card online? ›

You can also apply for your ID using the online service at

How can I get a ID without a birth certificate? ›

In order to apply for a new national identity card one needs to visit the Office of the registrar of persons in your District. (a). You can also produce your school leaving certificate if you do not have your birth certificate. (b).

How much does it cost to get an ID card? ›

Applications for a Smart ID will cost R140. You'll not need to bring photos as the offices equipped to handle applications for the smart ID card will be able to cater for both processes. You can also apply for a smart ID card online with eHome Affairs.


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