Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Driver's License in New Jersey


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Thinking about getting your driver's license at the New Jersey DMV? Here's exactly what you need to know to get your permit, pass your road test, and get your New Jersey driver license.

Here's How to Get Your New Jersey Driver's License

Here's what you'll need to get your New Jersey license:

  1. Completed Auto Permit Application (Form BA-412C)
  2. Completed Auto License Application (Form BA-208)
  3. Proof of identity: 6-Point ID requirements
  4. Proof of U.S. citizenship OR legal presence in U.S
  5. Payment for required fees: $10 for Examination Permit fee, $4 for reflective license plate decals, $6 for probationary license fee, Pro-rated upgrade fee for Class D license

Here's what you'll need to do to get your New Jersey license:

  1. Visit any DMV Office near you to apply in person and provide the required documents.
  2. Take and pass the vision and written test to be issued a Learner's permit. (Read the New Jersey Driver Manual and take written practice tests).
  3. Schedule your road test on the DMV website or you can schedule on Skip. If you need a car or driver for your road test, you can schedule a road test concierge here.
  4. Before your road test, visit the ultimate New Jersey DMV road test guide to find out more information about the New Jersey driving test.
  5. Once you pass the road test you will be issued a probationary Driver's License.
  6. Receive your Class D Driver’s License via U.S. mail

Here are New Jersey driver's license exceptions to note:

  • Under age 18?  Then you will need to adhere to the Graduated Driver's License program, which requires first obtaining a Learner’s Permit plus provisional driver’s licenses.

Need more New Jersey DMV or New Jersey driver's license help?

Search the Skip blog or download the free Skip app on the App Store or Google Play. On the app, you can find more help, book services, and even ask our team questions via chat.

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