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Application for a driver’s license in New Jersey

 

 

 

First-time drivers

If you are under 21 years old or have never had a driver license, New Jersey requires that you complete a period of supervised driving before getting a basic driver license. MVC's Graduated Driver License (GDL)

program introduces driving privileges in phases.

 

There are three options to complete the program:

 

 

The Early Bird Road

The Young Adult Road

The Adult Road

 

 

The early bird road

 

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For drivers ages 16 and up, MVC offers a three-phase process:

·         Student learner's permit (minimum six months of supervised driving)

·         Provisional license (minimum one year of restricted but unsupervised driving)

·         Basic driver license (must be 18 years old)

 

Get a student learner's permit

·         Visit an MVC Agency with a licensed driving instructor

·         Pass the knowledge test. You can study by using the new online driver manual or reading MVC’s driver manual

·         Pass the vision test

·         Bring a primary 4-point ID (civil birth certificate, US Passport, US Department of State birth certificate, US adoption papers, certificate of naturalization or certificate of citizenship)

·         Show proof of enrollment in a driver training course

·         Present a signed letter with parental or guardian consent

·         Pay fee

·         Permits are valid for two years and must be carried when operating a vehicle

·         If your permit is lost or stolen, you must request a duplicate. Duplicates must be obtained by the driving school

 

Practice supervised driving for at least six months

·         Please observe the following restrictions during the supervised driving period:

·         No driving between 11:01 p.m. and 5 a.m.

·         You must be accompanied by an Adult Supervising Driver (at least 21 years old and licensed to drive for at least 3 years) in the front seat

·         Passengers must be from your household. Only one additional person from outside your household is allowed

·         You can't use cell phones, hand held video games or any other hand held electronic device

·         Seat belts must be worn at all times

·         See GDL Exemptions for hours-related exemptions for employment or religious reasons

 

·         Get a provisional license

·         You must be at least 17 years of age

·         Complete the supervised driving period

·         Pass the 6 Point ID Verification

·         Pass MVC's road test

·         You must return after one year from date of issue to get a basic driver license

 

Practice unsupervised driving for at least one year

·         You must observe the following requirements and restrictions while driving with a provisional license:

·         No driving between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. See GDL Exemptions for exceptions due to employment or religious reasons

·         Passengers must be from your household. Only one additional person from outside your household is allowed in the vehicle

·         You can't use cell phones, hand held video games or any other hand held electronic device

·         Seat belts must be worn at all times

·         See GDL Exemptions for hours-related exemptions for employment or religious reasons

 

·         Get a basic driver license

·         You must be at least 18 years old

·         Complete the unsupervised driving period

·         Go to any MVC Agency with your provisional license and other documents to pass the 6 Point ID Verification

·         Pay $24 license fee

·         For your convenience, MVC accepts American Express® card, MasterCard® card, Visa® card, checks, money orders and cash.

 

The young adult road

 

RELATED LINKSDriver manual (online version) Licensed Driving Instructors

For drivers age 17 or older, MVC offers a three-phase process:

 

·         Examination permit

·         Provisional license (minimum one year of restricted but unsupervised driving)

·         Basic driver license (must be 18 years old)

 

Get an examination permit (not a student permit)

Visit an MVC Agency (may also be distributed by a licensed driving instructor).

 

·         Pass the knowledge test. You can study by using the new online driver manual or reading MVC’s driver manual

·         Pass the vision test

·         Pass the 6 Point ID Verification

·         Pay fee

·         Permits are valid for two years and must be carried when operating a vehicle

·         If your permit is lost or stolen, you must request a duplicate permit

 

Practice supervised driving for at least six months

You must observe the following restrictions during the supervised driving phase:

 

·         No driving between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m.

·         You must be accompanied by an Adult Supervising Driver (at least 21 years old and licensed to drive for at least 3 years) in the front seat

·         Passengers must be from your household. Only one additional person from outside your household is allowed

·         You can't use cell phones, hand held video games or any other hand held electronic device

·         Seat belts must be worn at all times

·         See GDL Exemptions for hours-related exemptions for employment or religious reasons

 

Get a provisional license

·         Complete the supervised driving period

·         Pass MVC's road test

 

Practice unsupervised driving for at least one year

·         You must observe the following requirements and restrictions while driving with a provisional license:

·         No driving between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m.

·         Passengers must be from your household. Only one additional person from outside your household is allowed in the vehicle

·         You can't use cell phones, hand held video games or any other hand held electronic device

·         Seat belts must be worn at all times

·         See GDL Exemptions for hours-related exemptions for employment or religious reasons

 

Get a basic driver license

·         You must be at least 18 years old

·         Complete the unsupervised driving period

·         Go to any MVC Agency with your provisional license and other documents to pass the 6 Point ID and Address Verification

·         Pay $24 license fee

For your convenience, MVC accepts American Express® card, MasterCard® card, Visa® card, checks, money orders and cash.

 

 

The adult road

RELATED LINKSDriver manual (online version) Licensed Driving Instructors

For drivers ages 21 and up, MVC offers a three phase process:

·         Examination permit

·         Provisional license (minimum one year of restricted but unsupervised driving)

·         Basic driver license

 

Source: DMV


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