Obtaining A New Connecticut Drivers License

Applying for a new drivers license in Connecticut? The Driver Services Department (DMV) has a process in place for getting a driverse license, which requires exams and documentation. We've collected up-to-date information, and links to useful resources, to help save you time when going through the process. Select from the options below to get started. 

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to assistance in preparing official forms, the value added services and products you will receive include a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs; 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.


New Connecticut Drivers License

In Connecticut, you are required to be at least 18 years old in order to obtain a new drivers license. Drivers under the age of 18 must first obtain a learner's permit. When you apply for a drivers license in Connecticut, you will need to:

Acceptable Forms of Identification
The Connecticut drivers license applicant must provide acceptable documents to prove:

Example of Documents to Prove Residency

  • Residency card
  • Valid Passport
  • Registration of birth
  • Social Security Card
  • Recent school transcripts
  • Civil union certificates

Example of Documents To Prove Legal Presence

  • Verification of legal presence can also be done through the immigration services, but it will take around ten working days or more
  • Resident alien card
  • Refugee travel document
  •  Employment authorization card
  • Temporary resident card

Example of Documents To Prove Social Security Number

Apart from the documents mentioned, there are a lot of other documents that are acceptable by the New Connecticut Drivers License Division of the Department of Motor Vehicles when applying for a new Connecticut DMV license.

Are You Moving to a Different State?

If you are relocating to another state, you might also want to consider acquiring a new drivers license. For more information on that process, click here.

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