Mississippi Driver's License & Permit FAQ
How Can I Apply for my MS Driver's License? Frequently Asked Questions
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At what age can I apply for my learner’s permit in Mississippi?You may apply for a learner’s permit in Mississippi starting at age 15.
Are there any certain documents I need when applying for my license in Mississippi?If you are under 17, you will need to provide the following:
- Completed Application with Notarized Signatures from Parents.
- Certified Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Signed Certification of School Attendance.
- Completed Application
- Certified Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Proof of Residence
Which place do I go to when I want to apply for my license in Mississippi?The Mississippi Department of Public Safety has DMV offices spread out across the state. This is where you should go to when you are ready to apply for your license. To find an office near you, call 601-987-1212 or log onto www.dps.state.ms.us .
How do I contact my nearest Mississippi DMV office?Contacting the DMV office nearest you is simple. Find the one closest to you at www.dps.state.ms.us/driver-services/new-drivers-license/district-one-locations/.
Who should I get to bring me for my permit test in Mississippi?A licensed driver 21 or older such as a parent, older sibling, relative, driving instructor or anyone who you can trust.
Do I need a physical in order to get a license in Mississippi?The state of Mississippi doesn’t require a physical examination in order to get a license.
Does Mississippi require me to get a vision test before getting a license?Yes. Your vision will be tested the day you go in for your written test.
How do I get a photo for my license in Mississippi?The Mississippi Department of Public Safety will take care of that. Your driver’s license photo will be taken at the DMV office.
How do I apply for my Mississippi driver’s license?When embarking on your quest for a driver’s license, you should:
- Study the driver’s manual. Take practice tests available online.
- Gather your necessary documents such as Completed Application with Parent’s signatures (if under 17), Certified Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Certification of School Attendance (if under 18), Permit test fee $7, Proof of Residence (if over 18).
- Take and pass the vision test.
- Take and pass the written test.
- If under 17, wait one (1) year before you can upgrade to an Intermediate License.
Do I need to put up hair when taking driver's license photo?You may wear your hair the same way you would normally wear it; however, it should not be covering your face or your eyes. The purpose of the photo is to be able to identify who you really are. Besides, you would not want to hide that amazing face!
What make-up to wear when I get my MS driver's license picture taken?Wear your normal make-up; however, the less make-up the better. As long as you are not wearing so much make-up to where you are unrecognizeable, you will be fine!
Why is it best not to smile when taking your drivers license picture?Some states are moving towards face recognition technology that will be able to uniquely identify each individual. A straight face on the photo helps distinguish who you really are. This is all in an effort to stop fraud.
What are some tips for getting the best out of the driver's license picture?Look straight into the camera and keep a calm and relaxed face!
What happens after I apply for my Mississippi driver’s license?After you have received your LP license, also known as the learner’s permit, you should get plenty of practice with a licensed driver 21 or older. If you are under 17, you have a 12 month waiting period before you can go to your local DMV office for the road test. If you are 17 or older, you may take your road test whenever you want, even as soon as the same day you pass the written test.
I have a question that's not answered above. What do I do?If you can't find the answer to your question above, please use our Beginner Driver Q & A Section to get a professional answer from our experts! If you need any further assistance, you're welcome to contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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