Obtaining A New Connecticut Drivers License
Are you applying for a new drivers license in Connecticut? We've created this site with instructions and resources that will save you time when getting a new drivers license. Select from the options below to get started.
Online application assistance can simplify the process for many DMV related services, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the DMV offices or websites, you will receive a comprehensive Easy Guide" containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your DMV forms and/or provide links to DMV online services. Via our partners at Road America, you will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of a free membership to DMV Advisors, a state-specific help desk prepared to answer any driver-related questions or concerns you may have. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.
2: Take the DMV Practice Test
Getting a new drivers license in Connecticut is easy when you are prepared. Arrive at a DMV location ready to pass their tests with flying colors by taking this practice test.
3: Via a local DMV office
If you prefer to access DMV services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical DMV office location. 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 local DMV allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.
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:
- Present acceptable documents as a proof of identification
- Fill a form for non-commercial drivers license (R-229) to get a new Connecticut DMV license
- Provide Connecticut DMV proof of taking an eight-hour course of safe driving practices
- Make a payment of $40
- Take a knowledge, road and a vision test
Acceptable Forms of Identification
The Connecticut drivers license applicant must provide acceptable documents to prove:
- Social Security Number
- Legal presence
- Name change
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
- Updated W-2 form
- 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.
- How to get your Connecticut Learners Permit
- Find out more about Connecticut Drivers Education
- Take a Practice Test