- Location: North Dakota
Drivers Permits in North Dakota
To enter the world of driving, you'll need an instruction permit. The rules and regulations may grab you as excessive, especially if you're 14 years old, but you'll grow to appreciate the skills and experience you'll gain during the permit process as you get older and start paying for car insurance.
You cannot get a permit until you're at least 14 years old. If you meet this important detail, you can then apply by visiting any driver license office.
Before applying be sure to study North Dakota's driver's manual, Rules of the Road. It contains all of the information you will need to know to pass the state's written road-knowledge exam.
To increase your odds of passing this exam it is strongly recommended to test your knowledge on a practice test.
When you arrive at a ND driver's license office, you will be required to:
- Provide proper identification (see below).
- Show your Social Security card.
- Pass an eye exam.
- Pass a written exam. If you are under 18 years old, you will need a parent or guardian to sign the permit application.
- Pay a $5 written fee.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) will not accept photocopies. You must proffer the original identification document.
The following forms are considered acceptable:
- U.S. birth certificate.
- Valid U.S. passport.
- Valid foreign passport with an I-94 card or an I-551 stamp.
- U.S. government-issued consular report of birth abroad.
- Military identification card or common access card.
- U.S. court order with a court seal displaying legal name and date of birth.
If you're an immigrant you will need to furnish:
- I-551 resident alien or permanent resident card.
- I-688 temporary resident card.
- 1-688B, I-766 employment authorization card
- N560 certificate of citizenship.
- N550 certificate of naturalization.
- I-94 card stamped refugee or asylee.
If you pass, you will be issued a permit that will allow you to drive in the accompaniment of another driver who is at least 18 years old, and has 3 years of driving experience under his or her belt. You must hold the permit for a minumum of 6 months. The permit is valid for 12 months.
If you lose your permit, you must visit a driver license office and take with you proof of identity and the $8 fee.
No worry if you allow your renewal to expire. Visit your local ND driver license office and be sure to take your old permit and either cash or check to pay an $8 fee.Other Topics in This SectionTrue or False
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