What are the requirements for obtaining my permit?

  1. You must be at least 15 years of age.
  2. A parent or legal guardian (who must present certified guardianship court papers or adoption papers with embossed court seal) must sign for the applicant.
  3. The parent or legal guardian must present a Georgia Driver License or ID card. If the parent/guardian does not possess a Georgia License or ID card, the teen must present a standard Proof of Residency document.
  4. Any out of state permits, licenses, or ID cards must be surrendered. If the teen held a license or permit in another state, a certified Driving History, dated within the last 30 days, from the issuing state is also required.

What type of documents are required in getting my license or permit?

An original US birth certificate, certified copy of the US birth certificate (with embossed state seal), US certificate of birth registration, certified copy of court records (for adoption, name changes, etc.), certified naturalization records, immigration card or a Valid Passport must be presented.

Non US citizens must present original, non-expired immigration documents.

Applicants must know their social security number; however the original social security card is not required. An online verification (first name, last name, date of birth and social security number) with the social security records system is completed prior to issuing the permit.

Non citizens may present a Social Security Denial Letter, Form SSA L676 in place of a social security number.

A Georgia DDS Certificate of Attendance form must be signed and notarized by your school. It is only valid for 30 days. If not attending school, applicants under the age of 18 must provide a GED diploma, high school diploma, or proof of enrollment in college.

Students enrolled in an approved home school program must present a Certificate of Attendance form from the local Board of Education.