Secretary of State
Note: Only U.S. citizens and residents with temporary or permanent legal presence may apply for a Michigan driver's license.
Present appropriate documentation
Present documentation of the following:
Knowledge, Road Signs and Vision Tests
Pass vision test, road signs test and physical standards
Pass knowledge test - given at a Secretary of State office, required to get a TIP. A photo will be taken.
Pay $25 fee for TIP:
Must have a TIP to practice driving
Must be with a licensed adult or driver education instructor
Must practice for at least 30 days
Driving skills test
Given by driver testing business
Fees and hours vary
Test consists of two parts:
Step 6: Obtaining your Temporary License Permit
After Passing your skills test you may login to e-Services to verify your license has been issued.
If not, take the Skills Test Receipt, TIP, and identification to a Secretary of State office
License will be issued
A limited-term license will be issued to residents who have temporary legal presence
Restrictions may apply for medical conditions
First license - three-year probation