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

Driver License Documents in MS

To get a drivers license in Mississippi, you will have to show the DPS certain documents. These document requirements vary according to your age and previous driving status.

  • Application. If you’re younger than 18, then your parents must either sign at the DPS office, or you must have their signatures notarized.
  • Social Security card. If you do not have a number, then get a printout from the SSA.
  • A certified birth certificate copy, or old drivers license, if you have moved from another state. You’ll have to turn the old license in.
  • Proof of residency, like a utility bill or lease agreement.

Required Driver License Testing

Residents with valid out-of-state licenses do not need to take the driving test or written license test.

Those new to driving or with expired drivers licenses must take these exams. If you’re going to have to take the written test, make sure you’ll pass by taking a practice test first. Buy one for a low fee from an online drivers ed website.

Making an Appointment

DPS offices in MS generally do not require you to make an appointment. Look on the DPS website for the location nearest you and the hours it is open.

Keep in mind:

  • Some locations are only open one day a month.
  • Certain offices only do renewals and no testing.
  • If you need a driving test, then call ahead to make sure they can accommodate you.
  • If you need to take a written test and require special assistance, call ahead.

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