We know it can be confusing, starting the process to get a NYS Driver License. The first step is to obtain a NYS Permit at the DMV Office.
Requirements to obtain a NYS Permit:
Before you visit the DMV:
When you go to a DMV office for your learner permit, you must bring:
About the Written Test
You must take a written test to receive your learner permit. To pass the test, you must provide the correct answers to at least 14 of the 20 multiple-choice questions, which includes the correct answers to at least two of the four questions about road signs.
If you pass the written test, the DMV will issue a temporary paper learner permit, until the photo permit comes in the mail. The photo permit that comes in the mail will be valid for approximately five years. (The exact expiration date depends on your date of birth and the date that you applied for the learner permit.)
Once, you have obtained your NYS Photo Permit, you can take advantage of any services we offer! For more information on driving lessons, classes, and how to obtain a NYS Driver's License, please use our navigation links at the top of the page.