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Standard Driver License

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An Arizona Driver License is useful in many situations beyond driving.

A Standard (Non-Travel) Arizona Driver License now says “Not for Federal Identification”, meaning that after May 7, 2025 this form of ID alone is not sufficient to board a domestic flight or enter a federal building. Consider upgrading to the Arizona Travel Driver License to avoid paying for another license if you change your mind later!

Standard Requirements
Obtaining a Standard (Non-Travel) Driver License requires proof of identification, age, and authorized presence. Here’s what you’ll need:

This list shows the general requirements. Depending on your circumstances, additional documents may be necessary. For example, official name change documents could be required to validate a legal name change. For more information, read more below or contact us for assistance!

Welcome to the Grand Canyon State! We’re excited to have you here. Holding onto your out-of-state license for too long can lead to unforeseen consequences, so let us help you make the switch. Along with the standard identification requirements, bring along your valid Driver License from your previous state of residence.

If you already have an out-of-state driver’s license, you may be exempt from the driver education and instruction permit requirements set by the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (AZ MVD). However, please note that state driving laws for individuals under the age of 18 still apply.

To qualify for an Arizona Driver License, you must hold your Instruction Permit for a minimum of 6 months + 1 day or until your 18th birthday, whichever comes first. Even if you have an out-of-state permit, you’ll still need to take and pass the Arizona written test.

If you’ve completed driver education and received ample supervised driving practice, take the Road Test at our office to finish the final step in earning your driver’s license.

Already passed your road test elsewhere? Come to our office to get your driver’s license issued!

A parent or legal guardian must accompany you during your visit. In cases of divorced parents with joint custody, both must be present. If one can’t make it, we’ll need their notarized signature on the back of the Arizona Driver License Application. For guardianships, bring the adoption decree or guardianship paperwork.

Earn your Driver License in one day when you pass both the written and road test back-to-back at our office. Passed your road test elsewhere? Come get your driver license issued here!

Statewide, temporary credentials are issued for immediate use until the official ones arrive in the mail.

Schedule an appointment to be prioritized and minimize your wait time during peak hours or walk in at your convenience.

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Frequently asked questions

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Welcome to the Grand Canyon State! To get a Standard Driver License, simply bring a completed Driver License Application, proof of identity (original birth certificate or U.S. passport, or proof of authorized presence), and a valid Driver License from your previous state. You’ll get a temporary license to use until your permanent one arrives in the mail. Check the additional requirements if you’re considering getting a Travel ID.

You can order a replacement at our office if your license was lost, stolen, or damaged. Simply come in to our office to fill out a Driver License Application, after which we’ll issue you a temporary license to use until your new one arrives in the mail.

The Standard Arizona Driver License is primarily for driving and basic identification. Starting May 7, 2025, it won’t be valid for federal identification purposes, such as boarding domestic flights or entering federal buildings and military bases. You’ll need to provide a second form of identification in addition to your Standard Arizona Driver License for these purposes.

The Arizona Travel ID Driver License is essentially a Driver License that doubles as a federally acceptable proof of identification. You can recognize it by the “star” on the upper right-hand corner of the card.