How To Get A Driver's License When Moving To Maryland

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If you’re planning to move to Maryland in the near future there are probably a lot of things on your to-do list. Depending on your reason for moving, you might be looking for a new job, buying a new home, or starting school, but despite everything you have to do, don’t forget about applying for your new driver’s license.

The steps required to get your license will depend on whether or not you already have a license, or if you’re a new driver. In today’s blog from Admiral Driving School, we’ve put together this handy guide with everything you need to know.

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Current Drivers Applying For a Maryland License

  • If you already have a license from another state, you’ll be required to present the following documents at your local Maryland DMV:
  • Document showing proof of age and identity (birth certificate or passport)
  • Two documents to prove you are a Maryland resident (utility bill, bank statement, etc.)
  • Once you have provided the required documents, you’ll also have to pass a vision test and pay a nominal fee.
  • If you have an out-of-country license, you’ll be required to complete a 3-hour alcohol and drug education program.
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New Drivers Applying For a Maryland License

If you’re moving to Maryland and are just getting your driver’s license for the first time, there are several things that you will need to do. First, you will need to study the Maryland Driver’s Manual and pass a written knowledge test. Then, if you are at least 15 years and 9 months old you can apply for your learner’s permit so you can receive driving instruction. Keep in mind that with a learner's permit, you may only drive with a licensed driver over age 21 sitting in the seat next to you and you are not allowed to use a cell phone while driving.

You will also need to complete a driver's education course that consists of at least 30 hours of classroom training and 6 hours of on-the-road instruction. This class can be completed before you have your learner’s permit, but you will not be able to complete the on-the-road instruction until you have one. Once you have completed training and the required time of driving practice, you can contact the MVA office to schedule a driving test so that you may get your provisional license.

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Finding a Driver’s Education Course

There are several options for completing your driver’s education requirement. Some high schools offer classes, but if you aren’t in high school, missed the sign-up period, or prefer to complete your classes at a time that’s better for you, taking them through a private company is the way to go. Admiral Driving School offers new driver education classes with flexible scheduling in the mornings, evenings, and weekends.

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Get Your Maryland License With the Help of Admiral Driving School

Getting your driver’s license should be a simple and smooth process — and it can be when you enroll in one of our driver’s ed classes at Admiral Driving School. We offer an MVA-approved driver’s education course designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a safe driver. With the MVA temporarily allowing online classes, we also offer convenient classes that you can take from the comfort of your own home.

Are you ready to start the process of getting your Maryland driver’s license? Contact Admiral Driving School in Silver Spring and register for a class today!

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