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Apply for a Driver License - Over 18

Drivers under 18 years old must complete an approved Driver Education Program before applying for a New Hampshire driver license. Drivers who are at least 18 years old can apply for a New Hampshire Driver License at any DMV office, without an appointment, the following documents are required:

  1. Application for Driver License Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.
  2. Two forms of identification from the list of Required Documentation Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol. One document must be either a certified copy of a Birth Certificate, a current US Passport or a US Military ID.
  3. Proof of New Hampshire Residency as specified on the list of Required Documentation Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.

All applicants must pass a Vision Test to qualify for a license. Any applicant who has not previously held a driver license in New Hampshire, or any other state, must pass a Knowledge Test. Once the applicant passes the knowledge test, a Road Test will be scheduled.

Once all the requirements have been met, you will pay your license fee and have your picture taken. The DMV will give you a 60-day, paper temporary license. Your permanent driver license will be mailed to your New Hampshire mailing address within 60 days. If you are under 21 years old, you will be issued a Youth Operator license which will expire on your 21st birthday.

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