Get in Line Online!

See if you can renew or change your address online and skip the trip! If you are not eligible to obtain services online, you will need to request an approximate appointment time below at your local driver license office. When using the 'Get in Line Online' option, you must be physically present in the office ten (10) minutes prior to your requested appointment time to ensure you receive the fastest possible service. For groups with multiple members in the same party, each member must schedule their own appointment.

   Renew or Replace Texas DL/ID Card

To ensure you have all the documents you need to complete your renewal or replacement transaction at the office, download this checklist and visit our License Eligibility page to verify your driver license status prior to scheduling your appointment. Once you have collected the following documents, you are ready to get in line:

  1. A completed Renewal application for a driver license or identification card (You must print the application, or complete it at your local driver license office.)
  2. U.S. Citizenship (regardless if you have previously presented this information) or, if you are not a U.S. Citizen, evidence of lawful presence
  3. Identity (Only one primary, secondary, or supporting document is required), and
  4. Proof of Social Security Number*

*You will also be asked to verify your personal information, such as date-of-birth and Social Security Number. If your Social Security Number is not already part of your driver record, you must provide documents to verify your Social Security Number. (Documents verifying a Social Security Number are required for both a driver license and an ID.)

All documents must be original or certified copies. Photocopies will not be accepted.

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   First-Time Texas DL/ID card, Learner License, or Election    Identification Certificate

Texas Driver License, Identification Card, or Learner License
To ensure you have all the documents you need for the issuance of your Texas DL or ID, download this checklist and brochure for additional information prior to scheduling your appointment.  Once you have gathered the necessary documents and completed the required courses, you are ready to get in line:

  1. A completed application for a driver license or identification card (You must print the application, or complete it at your local driver license office.)
  2. U.S. Citizenship or, if you are not a U.S. Citizen, evidence of lawful presence
  3. Texas Residency
  4. Identity, and
  5. Proof of Social Security Number
  6. Evidence of Texas Vehicle Registration* for each vehicle you own. Registration must be current. Visit Texas DMV vehicle registration for more information. (New Residents who are surrendering an out-of-state driver license only.)
  7. Proof of Insurance* for each vehicle you own
  8. Impact Texas Driver (ITD) if you will be taking a driving test for the issuance of your driver license.
  9. Driver education if you are under 25 years of age. (Does not apply to new residents who are 18 years of age or older and surrendering a valid, unexpired out-of-state driver license.)

All documents must be original or certified copies. Photocopies will not be accepted.

*If you do not own a vehicle, you will sign a statement affirming this.

Before leaving the driver license office, review the printed information on your temporary driver license or identification card for accuracy. If any of the information is incorrect, notify the customer service representative. Your new card will arrive in the mail in approximately 2 – 3 weeks. To check the mailing status of your card, visit our mailing status web page.

Note: If you hold an identification card, you are no longer eligible to apply for a driver license unless you surrender your identification card at the time of application.

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Election Identification Certificate
Once you have gathered the necessary documents listed below for the issuance of an Election Identification Certificate, you are ready to get in line:

  1. A completed application for an election identification certificate. (You must print the application, or complete it at your local driver license office.)
  2. Documents to verify your identity, and
  3. U.S. Citizenship or evidence of lawful presence (i.e. birth certificate).
  4. If already registered to vote, your valid voter registration card.

NOTE: All documents must be original or certified copies. We are unable to accept photocopies.

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The following applicants have additional requirements. Select below for more information:

New Texas Residents
New residents who have recently moved to Texas and hold a valid, unexpired driver license from another state or country should read the information found on our New Texas Residents page.

Teen Driver Applicants
Individuals under 18 years of age applying for a Texas driver license must meet additional requirements. For more information, visit the Teen Drivers page.

Temporary Visitors and Foreign Students
Temporary visitors and foreign students applying for a Texas driver license must meet additional requirements. For more information, visit the U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Presence Requirement page.

Motorcycle Applicants
For motorcycle applicants, visit our Motorcycle License page for more information on obtaining a Class M license.

U.S. Military Veterans
Some disabled veterans may qualify for a fee exemption on their driver license or ID card. A veteran designation for driver licenses is also available for qualifying veterans. More information about these services, including qualification requirements, is available on the Veteran Services page.

Address Confidentiality Program
For information on the Address Confidentiality Program, visit the Address Confidentiality Program page.

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   Change of Address or Name

Change of Address
If you are unable to change your address online or mail-in your application request, complete the Application for Change of Address and schedule your appointment below.

Name Change
To change your name, you must provide one of the documents listed below that verifies your name change. Documents must be original or certified copy. No photocopies can be accepted. Certified documents should not be laminated. If the document is not in English, a certified English translation must also be submitted with the original document.

Marriage-Related Name Change
For a marriage-related name change, you must bring one of the following documents:

  1. Marriage license
  2. Divorce decree
  3. Annulment
  4. Department of State Health Services marriage verification letter

Other Types of Name Change
For other types of name changes, you must bring one of the following documents:

  1. Certified court order
  2. Amended birth certificate
  3. Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550, N-570 or N-578)

Gender Change
If you want to change your gender, you must bring an original certified court order or an amended birth certificate verifying the change.

All documents must be original or certified copies. We are unable to accept photocopies.

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   Retaking the Knowledge Test or Adding an Endorsement

You can also schedule an appointment for one of the following:

  1. To retake the knowledge test(s), provided you have not been disqualified after three attempts.
  2. You have held a commercial learner permit for a minimum of 14 days and are adding an endorsement which requires a knowledge test.

You will be required to bring one form of identification so we can verify your identity.

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