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Obtaining a Driver's License

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When you obtain or renew your driver's license or non-driver identification card you will need to prove:
  • You are a Maine resident and
  • You are a US citizen or are in the country lawfully (legal presence)
  • If your social security number is not on file with the Secretary of State, you must provide your social security number. If you believe you are ineligible for a social security number, you must present an unexpired immigration document, such as an I-94, to help us determine your ineligibility.
  • Additionally if you have had a legal name change due to marriage, divorce or by court order you will be required to show appropriate supporting documentation such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree or other court documentation.

To obtain a driver's license you must successfully complete a driver knowledge examination and vision screening. To be eligible for a driver knowledge examination and driver road test, you must provide proof of identity.

If you are at least 21 years of age, your first license will be an adult provisional license for a period of one year.  If a person is convicted of a moving violation that occurred while operating with an adult provisional license, the license will be suspended for 30 days. A second offense results in a 60 day suspension and a third or subsequent offense is a 90 day suspension.