Applying for a New License (Drivers 18+) in HawaiiCompare Car Insurance Quotes in 3 Steps
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Hawaii offers several different classes of licenses.
Teens should visit our page on applying for a new license for teensto learn about your driver's license requirements.
While adult drivers aren't required to take a driver's ed course, doing so is a smart idea. These classes offer valuable information could make you a safer driver.
On the day of the test be ready to:
- Present proof of name, date of birth, and Social Security number.
- Provide proof of legal presence.
- Pass a vision exam.
- Pass a road sign identification exam.
- Pass a written exam.
- Complete the permit application.
You must provide a car that's safe to operate and has a current safety inspection certificate in order to take the road exam. If you need to find such a car and are considering buying a used vehicle, it's smart to obtain a vehicle history report prior to purchasing the vehicle.
Liability insurance is required to drive a vehicle. If you're looking for an insurance carrier, check out our Insurance Center for the best rates.
Most drivers will need to pass a road test to gain a license. Most office locations across the islands administer the driving exam. Appointments are available, depending on where you live.
If You Pass
After you've successfully completed the test, you'll be issued a full license.
If You Fail
If you don't pass the test, you may have to wait a week before retaking the test. Contact your driver's license office for details.
The fees to apply for an instruction permit, take the written and road tests, and receive a driver's license vary from county to county, so check with your local licensing office to find out how much you can expect to pay for each process.
To transfer an out-of-state driver's license you'll need to provide proof of:
- Legal presence
- Social Security number
Verifying documents must be original or certified copies, or your application will be rejected.
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