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FAQ
  Driving
What documents will my child need when applying for their Graduated Driver's License?
 
Answer:

Photocopies or faxes of documents will not be accepted. Please bring in originals (or copies certified with a raised seal or stamp) when showing proof of a Social Security number, identity, citizenship/legal presence and residency.

Level 1 License:
Segment 1 Certificate of Completion, proof of a valid Social Security numberU.S. citizenship or legal presence if not a U.S. citizen, identity and at least two documents establishing Michigan residency. A parent or guardian signature is also required upon application. (Residency can be confirmed through documents in the parent's name if the family relationship can be established by other forms of documented proof.)

All documentation is subject to Department of State approval. In some cases, document approval may not occur in the same day and may require an additional visit.

Level 2 License:
Segment 2 Certificate of Completion, Level 1 License (held for six months), proof of a valid Social Security numberlegal presence, identity, at least two documents establishing Michigan residency and the Driving Skills Test Certificate. A parent or guardian signature is also required on the application.

Level 3 License:
The Level 3 License is issued automatically to teen drivers who are at least 17 years old (with parental authorization*), held a Level 2 License for at least six months, and been crash- and violation-free during the prior 12 months. Tickets, crashes, suspensions and ignoring license restrictions will extend the time required to obtain a Level 3 License.

GDL ends for all teens when they turn 18 years of age.

* Authorization is granted when the parent or legal guardian sign for the teen's Level 2 License. 

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