How do I apply for a drivers license if I am relocating to Missouri? Missouri

Becoming a New Resident in Missouri

After moving and establishing residency in Missouri, you must apply as quickly as possible for a Missouri driver license. The skills and written tests will be waived if your out-of-state drivers license is current or has been expired for 184 or fewer days.

Applying for a MO Drivers License Following Relocation

After relocating, visit any DOR office with:

  • Proof of identity and age.
  • Proof of lawful presence.
  • Proof of Missouri residency.
  • Proof of Social Security number.
  • Your out-of-state drivers license.
  • Payment for the $10 three-year drivers license or the $20 for six-year driver license.

If You Need to Take MO License Test


To prepare for the written and road sign tests, you'll need to study the state's drivers manual. All questions are based on information contained in the manual, including space management, drinking and driving, and road sign identification. You can obtain a manual from any DOR office, or by downloading from the DOR website.

After studying the manual you should take at least one practice test. These can found online and mirror the actual permit tests, allowing you to assess if you're ready or not for testing.

To take a driving test, you must visit your local Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSPH) driver examination site. No appointment is needed. When you arrive at the test site, have with you:

  • Proof of identity and age.
  • A working vehicle that's legally registered and displays a valid inspection sticker.
  • Another licensed driver, if applicable.

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