Massachusetts Driver’s license


Massachusetts Driver’s license

Getting a driver’s license in Massachusetts involves obtaining a learner’s permit first, then passing the knowledge and road tests to secure your license. Here’s a roadmap to guide you:


  • Age: You must be at least 16 years old to apply for a learner’s permit. To obtain a driver’s license, you need to be at least 18 years old.


  • Identification and Residency Proof: You’ll need documents proving your identity (birth certificate, passport) and Massachusetts residency (utility bill, rental agreement).
  • Social Security Number: Your Social Security number is required for the application process.
  • Vision Test: You must pass a vision test at a Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) service center.

Steps to Getting Your Massachusetts Driver’s License:

  1. Apply for a Learner’s Permit: Visit an RMV service center with the required documents and fees. Pass the vision test.

  2. Written Knowledge Test: Once you have your learner’s permit, you can take the written knowledge exam at an RMV service center. This test covers traffic laws, road signs, and safe driving practices.

  3. Hold Your Learner’s Permit: For drivers under 18, you must hold your learner’s permit for at least six months and complete the following requirements before applying for a driver’s license:

    • No traffic violations during the past six months.
    • Completion of a state-approved driver education course (recommended but not mandatory).
    • Supervised driving practice for a minimum of 40 hours, including 15 hours at night.
  4. Pass the Driving Skills Test: Schedule a road test with the RMV. This test assesses your ability to handle the vehicle safely in various road conditions.

  5. Obtain Your Driver’s License: Upon passing the written and driving tests, you’ll be issued your Massachusetts driver’s license.