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Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Driver's License in Oregon


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

Here's How to Get Your Oregon Driver's License

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

  1. Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card (Form 735-173)
  2. Proof of your legal name, U.S. legal presence, Social Security Number and proof of Oregon address
  3. $60 Driver’s License fee; $23 instruction permit fee; $5 knowledge test fee, $9 for road test fee

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

  1. Read the Oregon Driver Manual and take the written practice tests online.
  2. Apply for your Learner’s Permit: submit the required documents and ID at the DMV; consider making a DMV appointment or getting a line waiting concierge
  3. At the DMV, submit the application for a driver's license, pay the fees, pass the written test, pass the vision test, receive your Learner’s Permit
  4. Once you're ready, call the Oregon DMV to schedule your road test. If you need a car or driver for your road test, you can schedule a road test concierge here.
  5. Before your road test, visit the ultimate Oregon DMV road test guide to find out more information about the Oregon driving test.
  6. Once you pass your road test you'll receive a temporary driver's license.

Here are Oregon driver's license exceptions to note:

  • A Provisional Instruction permit allow you to operate vehicle only if you are accompanied by a person who: has a valid driver’s license, is at least 21 years old, and is sitting beside you
  • You will get an interim card showing your driving privileges while waiting for your instruction permit/driver’s license.
  • Make sure to follow photo rules. These items are not allowed in a drivers' license photo: eyeglasses, sunglasses, hat or head covering (other than religious), contacts that change the appearance of the eye, face paint, stickers or badges, and anything that covers your face or changes your appearance.
  • You must turn in any driver license or ID card you have from Oregon

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