What documents are required to obtain a new Massachusetts drivers license? Massachusetts

Although it may not seem that way to you, Massachusetts doesn't require too much documentation to be granted your drivers license - as least compared to many other states.

MA Driver License Required Documents

You must bring at least three acceptable documents to the RMV office:

  • One document with your date of birth (such as your original birth certificate, learner's permit, passport, or current license)
  • One document proving you're a MA resident (such as your learner's permit, state ID card, insurance policy, or utility bill)
  • One document containing your signature (such as your passport, learner's permit, current license, or oan contract)
You'll also need to provide your Social Security number to the RMV official.

These are general requirements; additional types of identification may be required for your specific situation. For instance, if you're a licensed driver from another state who just moved to Massachusetts, you'll need to provide your out-of-state license. Or, if you don't have a Social Security number, you must present your denial notice, along with proof of your visa status, your current passport, or your I-94 document.

If you have any questions, call the RMV before you head to the drivers license office.

Appointment Situation

If you're required to take a road test as a condition of being granted your license, you can make an appointment for that by calling (866) 627-7768 (automated system) or (866) 627-7768 (live customer service rep). Otherwise, the RMV doesn't take appointments for driver license situations.

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