Texas Driver License Essay

816 Words Sep 27th, 2014 4 Pages
Texas Driver’s License/Texas State ID Information
 A Texas Driver's License is not only a document demonstrating authorization to drive, but it is also a nationally accepted form of identification that can be used to prove your identity. The Texas State ID is only used as an identification card. Texas driver licenses and Texas State IDs are issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). Any international student, scholar, or dependent can apply for the Texas driver license and the Texas State ID. An international driving permit is a document that a driver can obtain in his or her home country that translates his or her driver’s license into ten different languages. Please visit,
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for LESS than 6 months from the date of application, you may not apply.

 If you want to Drive in the United States, you have 2 options:
1. If you have a valid, unexpired driver’s license from your home country AND an international driving permit: o You are permitted to drive in the U.S. for 1YEAR using these two documents. o You must carry both documents with you while driving. o You cannot obtain the international driving permit in the U.S. - you must obtain it in your home country. o You may not use any other translation of your license as a substitute for the international driving permit. *Note: To continue to drive in the U.S., you will need to obtain a Texas Driver’s License (see instructions below)

2. You can obtain a Texas Driver’s License by completing the following steps: o Complete an Adult Driver Education Course: a. If you are under the age 25, and a FIRST TIME applicant for a Texas Driver’s License, you must take an approved Adult Driver Education course BEFORE you can apply for a driver’s license. If, under age 25 and you have a valid license from another state in the USA, you are not required to take a driver’s license education course. Example of an Adult Driver Education course: http://adultdriversed.idrivesafely.com b. If, 25 or over as a first time driver’s license applicant, you will have to take the written test at the DPS office, unless you pass the written exam at an approved driver education class. o Obtain a

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