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    Temporary Instruction Permits

    A Temporary Instruction Permit (TIP) allows you to practice driving with a licensed adult for up to 180 days. A TIP is issued if you are age 18 or older and:

    • Have never been licensed
    • Hold an expired foreign driver's license
    • Hold a Michigan driver's license or a license from another state that is expired for more than four years

    Before obtaining a TIP, you must provide documentation of a valid Social Security numberU.S. citizenship or legal presence, identity and Michigan residency. You must also pass a vision and written knowledge test. In certain cases, a road sign test may be required.

    You must practice driving with a licensed adult for at least 30 days before you are eligible to take the driving skills test with a third-party testing organization. After successfully completing your driving skills test, take your skills test certificate, TIP and appropriate identification documents to a Secretary of State office to obtain your driver's license.

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