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Michigan Drivers License Information

To get your drivers license in  Michigan, you need to apply for an Operator's Drivers license.

Michigan Drivers License Requirements

18 years and under (Graduated Driver License - GDL)

  • Enhanced Graduated Driver License Level 2

    • Must be U.S. Citizen and resident of Michigan
    • Must not have any violations.
    • Must have parental or legal guardian approval.
  • Level 3 Full License 

    • Must be at least 17 years of age.
    • Must have held Level 2  License for a minimum of six (6) months.
  • Level 2 Intermediate License

    • Must be at least 16 years of age.
    • Must have held Level 1 Learner License
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  • Level 1 Learner's License

    • Must be 14 years and 9 months of age.
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    • Must have parental or legal guardian signature.

18 years and over

  • Normal Operator's License

  • Enhanced Driver's License 

    • Convenient for driving, ID , border crossing and business traveling.
      • Useful for Canada , Mexico, Carribean and Bermuda.
      • Must not have any violations.

 

For complete details and Restrictions and to GET your Michigan drivers license, please SIGN IN HERE

Michigan Drivers Ed

Visit our michigan drivers ed page for more information on Michigan driver education.

Tests Required

  • Vision Test and Physical Standards

  • Written Knowledge Test and Road Signs

  • Driving Skills Test

Test requirements vary by age and depending on whether you've previously held a license in another state. 

For complete details and to GET your Michigan license, please SIGN IN HERE

Fee

New Operator's Driver License

  • $25.00

 

For complete Fees SIGN IN HERE

Documents needed to get your Michigan Drivers License

  • Proof of Identity

    • A few examples:
      • Marriage License (U.S. Issued)
      • Out of State Driver License or Canadian License or ID
      • For complete list of items SIGN IN HERE
  • Proof of Legal Presence

    • A few examples:
      • Birth Certificate (Certified)
      • U.S. Passport (must be active)
      • For complete list of items SIGN IN HERE
  • Proof of Michigan Residency

    • A few examples:
      • Utility Bill
      • Bank Account Statement (within the last 90 days)
      • For complete list of items SIGN IN HERE
  • For Minors (Under 18)

    • Parent or guardian signature on application.
  • Social Security Number

    • A few examples:
      • Social Security Card 
      • W-2 or 1099 
      • For complete list of items SIGN IN HERE

 

Michigan Secretary of State Office

Go to your Michigan Secretary of State Office in order to take your required tests. You can use our locator to find the office that is closest to you.

Take the Michigan Drivers License Test

At this point you need to make sure that you have prepared and studied all of the material for the written test. You can find the Michigan Driver Test handbook here

Buy a Car and Get Auto Insurance

Auto insurance is required by law in most states. Click HERE to get started and we'll help you find the lowest rates in your state.

Take the Driving Test

Your last step is to show up to your local Michigan Secretary of State Office and take the driving test.