What documents are required to obtain a new New Jersey drivers license? New Jersey

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NJ Drivers License Documents for 16-Year-Old Applicants

When you arrive at your local New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Office (MVC, New Jersey's letters for DMV) you'll need to provide the following documents:

  • Primary 4-point ID. This may include your birth certificate, a passport, A US Department of State birth certificate, US adoption papers, a certificate of naturalization or a certificate of citizenship. For full identification details, visit the state's MVC Web site.
  • Proof of enrollment in a state-approved driver education program.
  • A signed letter from a parent or guardian granting consent.

You will also need to bring cash or a check, money order, or credit card to pay a $10 examination permit fee. 

NJ Drivers License Documents for Drivers 17 or Older

You will need to provide the following documents to any NJ MVC office:

  • Enough identification to satisfy the state's 6 Point ID Verification program. This is a stringent ID system. Visit the MVC's Web site for exact details. 

In addition, you'll also need to bring cash or a check, money order, or credit card to pay a $10 examination permit fee.

Depending on your age you will either need to hold this permit for three or six months before you'll be allowed to make an online appointment for a driver license road test.

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