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

New Resident Driver License Requirements

Nebraska law says drivers licenses must be updated within 30 days of a change in address, and this includes relocating to Nebraska. If you are a new resident, exchanging your valid out-of-state license for a Nebraska drivers license is a fairly simple process.

Due to concerns about identity theft and privacy, you can't get a drivers license online. You will need to visit one of the 97 Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices located throughout the state. No appointment is necessary, but you are encouraged to avoid visiting before or after a major holiday, on days when school is not in session, or after 3 p.m. if you wish to avoid long wait times.

Document Requirements

All driver license transactions in Nebraska require proof of identity, address, and Social Security number.

Your valid out-of-state license provides proof of identity. A bank account statement, voter registration card, mortgage agreement, lease, or utility bill from the last 90 days can be used to provide proof of address. To verify your Social Security number, you can present your Social Security card, pay stub showing your name and Social Security number, W-2 form, SSA-1099 form, or valid record of arrival and departure in a foreign passport showing you are exempt from this requirement.

Testing Requirements

If you’re moving with a valid drivers license from another state, the only test that is required is the vision screening to determine if you can see well enough to safely operate a motor vehicle. The written license test and behind-the-wheel driving test can be administered at the discretion of the DMV representative at the office you choose to visit, however.

If you do not currently have a drivers license, you will need to complete the vision screening, written exam, and driving test, and the provisions of the state's Graduated Driver License (GDL) system will apply if you are younger than 18.

Please review the NE DMV driver handbook for details about license requirements after relocation, as well as practice test questions to help you prepare for the written exam.

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