Document Guide for Driver's Licenses and ID Cards

Use this guide to determine which documents to bring to DMV when you apply for a Virginia driver's license, learner's permit, commercial driver's license (CDL) or ID card. Enter correct information 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.