Requirements for Obtaining a Louisiana driver’s license:
Identification Requirements: All applicants for a driver’s license or an identification card are required to present proof of identification.
First Time Applicants: Are required to provide one of the following combinations:
Additional Driver’s License /Identification Card Requirements for Applicants 17 and Under: The signature of the custodial parent /legal guardian is required for the issuance of a driver’s license or identification card (16 and under)(including first time applications, duplicates and changing restrictions). Identification must be presented by the minor and the parent or guardian. If joint custody has been awarded only the domiciliary parent may sign.
Social Security Number (SSN) Requirement: All applicants eligible for a SSN must provide the number upon application for a driver’s license. The SSN will not print on the face of the license; however, it must be entered in the department’s internal records. In order to comply with the Military Selective Service Act, R.S. 32:40:1321(D)(1), the SSN is required of all male US citizens or immigrants age 15 to 26 who apply for a driver’s license or ID card. Failure
Out-of-State Transfers: Applicants must provide all of the following:
Duplicates: When an applicant 18 or over applies for a duplicate Louisiana driver’s license or 17 or over applies for a duplicate identification card and a photo image does not exist under the Photo Retrieve Program for verification purposes, the applicant is required to provide one of the following combinations of identification:
Bring the documents listed below to a local Office of Motor Vehicles to apply for a learner's permit. The requirements for the age categories are listed below.
Requirements if you are between 15 and 17 years of age:
Requirements if you are 18 and older: