One of the more frustrating aspects of going to the Department of Transportation / Division of Motor Vehicles DOT DMV, is taking time off from work, finding the facility, waiting in line, etc., only to be turned away because you don't have the right documentation.
North Carolina has an expansive list ways to prove who you are. Documentation may be an issue not only for new licensees, but also for DWI DUI restoration / reinstatement cases.
If you have questions or desire additional information regarding License Restoration in North Carolina for Impaired Driving Offenses, please see the links below in addition to:
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Proof of Residency Requirements
For the first time issuance of a North Carolina identification card, learner permit or driver license, proof of residency is required which must include name and current North Carolina residence address. This is in addition to proof of age and identity requirements. Acceptable documents include:
- Documents issued by the United States government or by the government of another nation, such as: • Military orders; • Valid passport;
• Immigration and Naturalization Service documents; • Correspondence from Veterans Administration; •Matricula Consular issued by the Mexican Consulate for North Carolina; and• Correspondence from the Social Security Administration.
- Documents issued by the State of North Carolina or its political subdivisions (county, city) another state, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a U.S. territory, such as: • Valid North Carolina vehicle registration;
• Correspondence or a service card from Social Services; • Property tax statement; • Library card; and • North Carolina voter registration card.
- A preprinted bank or other corporate statement (Example: bank statement) 4. A preprinted business letterhead 5. Documents deemed reliable by the division such as:
• Apartment lease, housing contract, mortgage statement;
• Utility bill (power bill, cable bill, water bill, etc.) or contract for utility services;
• School records signed by school official, including driver education certificates;
• Computer-generated tax record; • Current life, health, property or automobile insurance policy or binder; • Letter from homeless shelter; • Document from Social Services; and • Computer-generated check stub.
Proof of Age and Identity
Individuals who are 18 years of age or older can apply for any type of North Carolina driver license and/or motorcycle endorsement. There may be additional requirements for individuals applying for a CDL.
The DMV requires proof of your full name. To prove your name and date of birth, you may present a valid or expired North Carolina driver license, learner permit or identification card.
IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE PRIOR MATERIALS THEN:
If you do not have any of these, you must present two documents from the following list.
The name must be the same on both documents and at least one must reflect the date of birth. The documents cannot be from the same category (example: you cannot use 2 documents from category #4, official NC school registration records.)
The Division does not accept the use of nicknames or initials for its records. If you have used nicknames, initials or an incomplete name, please be prepared to update your record on your next visit to a driver license or vehicle registration office.
For an applicant under 18 years of age, the application for a learner permit or driver license must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.