What Do You Need to Apply for Your Learner’s Permit?

In order to apply for your permit, the State of California requires that you provide the following documents:
  • Proof of full name and date of birth (an original US birth certificate will work)
  • Social Security card
  • Proof of residential address
  • Proof of citizenship or legal presence
  • Proof of completion of driver’s ed
  • Necessary fees (a $31 new application fee, as of this writing)
  • A completed Driver License or Identification Card Application form (DL 44) including the signature of a parent or guardian