Getting Drivers License in Texas From Out of State
As soon as you establish residency in Texas, you have 90 days from your date of establishing residency to obtain a driver’s license – no matter if it is valid or expired. When applying for your first Texas driver’s license application, unless it comes from one of the countries or states with full reciprocal licensing arrangements (Canada, Mexico, France, South Korea or Taiwan).
Proof of identity includes birth certificates, U.S. passports, permanent resident cards or employment authorization documents as proof. You will also need proof of Texas residency such as deed, mortgage statement, utility bill within 90 days, homeowners or renters insurance policy statement or statement or vehicle registration document. Lastly, those 18 years or over who want a driver’s license will need to have completed a 6-hour adult drivers ed course either online or at a physical classroom location before applying.
As well as providing documents listed above, applicants will also need a vehicle that has passed a safety inspection and insurance check. Moreover, applicants under 18 must always have a parent or guardian sitting in the passenger seat who possesses a valid driver’s license present during driving activities and who must also possess their own valid license. Finally, all applicants under 18 must take and pass a driving skills test.