Getting Drivers License California Over 18
Adults 18 or over find getting their California Driver’s License much simpler than teens do. Teens must go through many hoops before getting their permit or full license, including taking driver’s education classes and getting parental signatures. Adults simply need to visit any DMV field office with some basic paperwork, pass vision and written tests, pay an application fee of $33, take and pass driving exams, before receiving their drivers license.
Adults seeking to establish their identity must present valid forms of ID that list both their full legal name and date of birth (birth certificate or naturalization papers will suffice if no passport exists), Social Security number (which the DMV will verify on-the-spot), take a thumb print and pass both photo and written tests; after which, a temporary license will be issued until permanent license arrives from DMV in mail.
They should practice and keep their eyes on the road when ready. Once ready, they must always be accompanied by either their parent, guardian, spouse, or an adult with a valid California driver’s license and may not use cell phones, pagers or laptops while driving; this ensures they remain focused on driving without distraction from these devices.