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Driver License Services

Temporary Resident

A non-immigrant is considered a temporary resident of Florida. Temporary residents must provide proof of legal presence in this country in order to be issued a driver's license or identification card in Florida. Once lawful status as been verified, and the other licensing requirements met, you may receive a Florida driver's license or identification card. Temporary resident driver's license and identification cards will be good for the length of your legal status, up to one year. If your documents allow for more then one year you will have to apply for a renewal and show proof of lawful status in order to extend the driver's license or identification card.

Transferring out of state to FL class E (non-CDL) requirements:

Required Test:
  • Vision Test - Using an eye machine you must pass with or without corrective lenses.
Document Requirements:
  • All applicants are required to present primary identification, proof of social security number, and proof of residential address. For more details regarding documents, visit Gather Go Get.

 

Never licensed in any state, minimum age 18, requirements: 

Driving Test:
  • You must provide a vehicle for the driving test. The vehicle must have a valid tag, proof of insurance, and pass a vehicle inspection. During the driving test, the examiner will observe your ability to control the vehicle and how well you obey traffic laws. In Hillsborough County, road tests for a Class E driver license is offered at the East Tampa office, Drew Park office and the Plant City office. It is suggested that you make an appointment before visiting the office. For a list of other offices throughout Florida that offer road tests, click here.

     
Other Requirements:
  • Complete Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education Course - This course is NOT offered in our offices and must be done with a third party. If you were previously licensed in another country this may be waived.
  • 50 Questions - 45 multiple choice questions about traffic laws and 5 multiple choice questions testing knowledge of different road sign meanings. * Must have 40 correct answers to pass.
  • Vision Test - Using an eye machine you must pass with or without corrective lenses.
Document Requirements:
  • All applicants are requried to present primary identification, proof of social security number, and proof residential of address. For information on what documents are accepted, please visit Gather Go Get.

 

 

 If you need additional information or have questions, please contact our customer service center. We are happy to assist you.