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Document Guide for
Driver's Licenses and ID Cards

Use this guide to determine which documents you will need to bring with you to DMV when you apply for a Virginia driver's license, learner's permit, commercial driver's license (CDL) or ID card. Please make sure to enter correct information in order to obtain an accurate list.

You will need original documents that prove the following:

  • Identity
  • Legal presence in the United States
  • Social security number, if you have been issued one
  • Virginia residency

All documents are subject to verification.

Carefully read each screen, follow the instructions and enter correct information for best results. Select continue to begin.


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