✅ Updated September 2020

Ultimate guide to getting your driver's license in Georgia

Here's the ultimate guide to getting your driver license at the Georgia DMV. We've simplified the entire process for you so you can save time.

What You’ll Need to Get your Georgia DMV Driver License

  • Proof of identity
    • U.S. passport (valid or expired less than 10 years) OR
    • U.S. birth certificate (original or certified copy)
  • Proof of Social Security number
    • Social Security card OR
    • W-2 form with your full name and at least partial Social Security number
  • Proof of residency in Georgia (2 forms of proof required)
    • Utility bill dated within prior 2 years
    • Financial statement dated within prior 2 years
    • School attendance certificate
  • Payment
    • $10 for Learner’s Permit fee
    • $32 for Class C driver’s license (valid for 8 years)

 

What You’ll Do to Get your Georgia DMV Driver License

  • Step 3: Practice driving to prepare for the road test
    • Must be accompanied by a Class C-licensed driver who is over 21 years old and seated in the passenger seat
  • Step 4: Visit your nearest DDS Customer Service Center to apply for your driver’s license (optional: make an appointment!)
    • Submit the required documents & ID
    • Pass the written test (if applicable)
    • Pass the vision test (if applicable)
    • Pass the road test
    • Have your photo taken
    • Submit payment
    • Receive a temporary driver’s license
  • Step 5: Receive your new Class C driver’s license via U.S. mail

 

Caveats and Exceptions to Getting your Georgia Driver License

  • Don’t need to practice driving?  Then you do not need a Learner’s Permit.
  • Under age 18?  Then you will receive an intermediate driver’s license that can be converted to a Class C license when you turn 18.
  • Failed the written test?  Then you can retake it on a later day for an additional $10 fee.
  • Need a REAL ID?  Then visit our Georgia REAL ID [embedded link] page to find out what is required.

 

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