What documents are required to obtain a Michigan drivers license? Michigan

MI Required Drivers License Documents

Although the required documents can vary a little depending on the situation, there are four basic document types needed when applying for a Michigan drivers license:

  • Proof of identity (such as a state ID card, driver ed certificate, or out-of-state license).
  • Proof of Michigan residency (two needed - such as a recent utility bill, credit card bill, or bank financial statement).
  • Proof of legal presence (such as an original, certified birth certificate, or valid U.S. passport).
  • Proof of Social Security number (such as your Social Security card or a W-2 form).
If you don't have a Social Security number, you'll need to prove that instead by showing an ineligibility letter issued within the past 30 days.

Other MI Driver License Matters

When taking your driving test with the third-party testing organization, you'll need an appointment. You won't need an appointment for any other license test.

Before facing the written exam, consider taking a practice test. Many feel doing so helped them pass the official exam.

Any other questions regarding what documents you must present when applying for your driver license? Call the SOS at (888) SOS-MICH or (888) 767-6424.

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