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    Get a Drivers License in Mississippi

    First-time drivers of any age must pass a road test to land a Mississippi drivers license.

    A) Make a Road Test Appointment at the MD MVA

    Call the Mississippi Department of Public Safety for more on road test appointments and test schedules.

    Find Your Local DPS Office

    B) Gather Required Documents and Mississippi License Fees

    The requirements for a driver's license are the same as they were to get your learner's permit:

    • A completed and signed application
    • Certified birth certificate (original or a certified copy, with a raised seal and issued by the Bureau of Vital Statistics or State Board of Health
    • Social Security card (or a printout from the Social Security Administration)
    • Proof of domicile (proof of residency must contain a physical address' see the state site for more (see the state site for more information)
    • Proper fees
    • Current proof of insurance for your road test vehicle*

    *You must provide a road test vehicle that is legally licensed and in safe working condition. Before you take the road test, an examiner will administer a motor vehicle inspection.

    C) Take the Road Test

    With your required documents and fees in hand, head to the MS DPS drivers license office with a validly licensed driver. After taking the test, the examiner will go over any mistakes you made.

    Road Test Retakes

    If the examiner cannot pass you, he will tell you how to qualify for another examination.

    D) Get Your Mississippi Driver's License

    Intermediate License―Class Y

    Once you pass the road test and meet all other requirements, you'll receive an intermediate license. Any time you drive you must abide by a few restrictions:

    You may only drive unsupervised during approved hours.

    Class R Drivers License

    Your Class R license allows you to drive without the above restrictions. The only circumstance that could effect your driving privileges is if you can't pass the road test without some type of aid or special equipment such as eye glasses. In that case, the state would restrict your license accordingly.

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