Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
of the Commonwealth of Virginia is the responsible organization for the issuance
of driver’s licenses for Virginia residents. The following documents are necessary
for applying for a driver’s license in Virginia:
If you are age 19 or older, you must show two proofs of identity,
one proof of legal presence and one proof of Virginia residency. Proof of your social
security number (if you have been issued one) is also required.
If you are under age 19, you will be required to show one proof
of identity, one proof of legal presence, and one proof of Virginia residency, along
with proof of your social security number (if you have been issued one).
Be sure to review the DMV publication Obtaining a Driver's License or ID Card
For many individuals authorized to be in the U.S. temporarily, a driver's license
will be valid only for the amount of time that you are legally permitted to stay
in the U.S.. You will not be eligible to receive a limited duration driver's license
if your authorized stay in the U.S. is less than 30 days from the date of your application.
The expiration of the driver's license will be the same as the expiration date shown
on the document used to prove legal presence. If the document does not show an expiration
date, the license will be valid for one year.
This information sourced from
DMV Customer Service Centers nearby:
9015 Brook Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060-4029
9237 Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA 23229-5425
Important Forms and Publications by DMV
For more information about obtaining a driver’s license in Virginia, please visit
the Department of Motor Vehicles, Driver Services Section.
For answer to any of your queries regarding driving and licensing, please