Documents Required for Drivers License in Texas

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Which Documents Do I Need to Get My

Texas Driver License?

In order to get your Texas driver license, there are some documents you will need to bring with you to the DPS. Itís important that you have the proper documents, as they vary based on each individualís circumstances.

Which Documents Do I Need?

You will need documents from each of the following groups in order to apply for a Texas driver license.

Form of Identification

You will need to present proof of identity. The DPS categorizes these types of documents into Primary identity documents, Secondary identity documents, and Supporting identity documents.

Primary Identity Documents

If you supply one primary document, you will not need to provide any other documentation. Examples of primary documents include:

Secondary Identity Documents

If you do not have a primary document, you may provide two secondary documents. These could be:


Supporting Identity Documents

If you do not have one primary document or two secondary documents, you may present one secondary document and two supporting documents, including:

Social Security Number Verification

When applying for your license, you will also need to provide your Social Security card or another acceptable form of documentation, such as:


U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Presence Status

To prove your U.S. citizenship or lawful presence status, you may provide one of the following:


Proof of Texas Residency

You also must verify your Texas residency. You must provide two acceptable documents, which could include:


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