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New Hampshire Driver License

You must first get a New Hampshire driver’s license to legally drive a car in New Hampshire. Most individuals register for Class D licenses for daily activities. You can also apply for a commercial driver’s license for the transportation of people and goods.

Driver’s licenses are granted by any office of the State’s Department of Motor Vehicles.

Residents of New Hampshire can begin learning to drive at the age of 15 but they must be at least 16 years old to apply for a driver’s license. To apply for a commercial driver’s license, the applicant must be at least 18 years old. Applicants, who are under 21, can obtain a Youth Operator License. Youth Operator License generally expires on the driver’s 21st birthday.

Before applying for a New Hampshire driver’s license, drivers who are under the age of 18 must complete an authorized Driver Education Program. Applicants who are at least 18 years old can apply for a New Hampshire driver’s license by making an appointment at any New Hampshire DMV location. The required documents are almost the same as in other states: proof of your principal residence, your social security number, driving lessons ( classroom and in-road), medical check-up, and knowledge test.

First, you need to decide which class of DL you need. In New Hampshire, there are several classes of license. All the drivers must have the appropriate license class for the vehicle they drive. Vehicles in New Hampshire are classed based on the gross vehicle weight rating and body style specified by the manufacturer. Usually, there are Class A (Commercial, CDL-B), Class C (Commercial, CDL-C), and Class D (Operator License) types of licenses, Motorcycle and Moped Licenses.

You can as well transfer your driver’s license from another state if you are at least 18 years old.

You only need to bring

  • your out-of-state license
  • proof of identity
  • your social security number
  • documents proving you are a New Hampshire resident

New Hampshire does not offer a learner’s permit

So you apply directly for the driver’s license.

The payment for the license varies for the process depending on the type of your license and your previous experience.

Besides, depending on the fee you have paid for your driver’s license, you need to renew your driving license nearly every 5 years.

When you hear the term REAL ID in the application process, note that it permits compelling states to issue driver’s licenses and identification cards to applicants whose identity cannot be verified or whose lawful presence cannot be confirmed. Undocumented people are currently issued non-compliant cards in several states.

To get a REAL ID COMPLIANT ORIGINAL NH Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card (legal physical address) you must submit

  • proof of identification
  • Social Security number
  • and NH domicile

If you want to drive a car on the roads of Washington, you need to obtain a New Hampshire Driver License. Before you apply for the license, take an exam and prepare your documents. Let’s have a look at frequently asked questions about the process.

What documents do I need to obtain a driver’s license in New Hampshire?

Drivers under the age of 18 must complete an authorized Driver Education Program before applying for a license. Drivers who are at least 18 years old can apply for a New Hampshire driver license by making an appointment at any DMV location.

You need to have the following documents with you:

  • Complete Driver’s License Application
  • Proper identity and residence documentation, depending on the type of driving license you want to get

Applicants that want a New Hampshire driving license should bring the above-mentioned documents and the licensing money to the local DMV office. The criteria for a New Hampshire driving license are different based on the applicant’s age, citizenship status, and the status of any existing or previous licenses.

To be eligible for a license, all candidates must pass a vision test.  Any candidate who has never held a driving license in New Hampshire or any other state must pass a knowledge test. A road test will be organized when the candidate passes the knowledge test. You must pay your license fee and have your photo taken before beginning the testing procedure.

When you complete this process you will get a 60-day temporary paper license.

Does New Hampshire issue a learner’s permit?

New Hampshire does not offer learner’s permits. If you have never had a driver’s license you may practice driving on New Hampshire roads under specific conditions.

Generally, driver education is beneficial at any age, In New Hampshire, it is mandatory for anyone under the age to have a driver’s educational background to apply for a license. Anyone under the age of 18 must complete an authorized driver education program to satisfy this requirement.

What are the requirements for non-US-citizens to obtain a driver’s license?

You must apply for a driver’s license within 60 days after establishing residency in New Hampshire if you want to drive a car as a nonimmigrant. An international driver’s license, as well as some foreign or out-of-state licenses recognized by the state of New Hampshire, will be valid for up to 60 days. After this period, you must apply for a state license.

New Hampshire demands vision, written, and driving exams for most non-U.S. citizens. The road test requirement may be waived for Canadian citizens who have a valid license from their native country. You can use the driver’s test manual to study for the tests.

When you take your driving test, a New Hampshire-licensed driver must accompany you. You must register the vehicle you use for the driving test in New Hampshire. You may bring someone with you to translate the written test if English is not your first language.

How much does it cost to obtain a driver’s license in New Hampshire?

You must pay a $50 fee to get a New Hampshire driver’s license. You should take into account that you may pay also application fees, testing fees, processing fees, or a combination of these expenditures in addition to the license price.

Remember that fees are subject to change, and the best method to remain up-to-date on licensing charges is to contact your local DMV.

Can I transfer my driver’s license from another state to New Hampshire?

  • If you move to New Hampshire and hold a driver’s license from another state, you must obtain a New Hampshire driver’s license within 60 days of settling here.
  • If you are a United States citizen and at least 18 years old you can transfer an out-of-state license to a New Hampshire license if. You must bring your current, valid out-of-state driving license. You must also show your identity proof and evidence of New Hampshire residency for the kind of license you possess.

How can I renew my driver’s license?

Your driver’s license generally expires on your birthday, five years after it was first granted. You are responsible for renewing your license before it expires. The DMV sends a renewal notification two months before the license expires, along with information on how to renew.

To renew your license, you do not need to wait for a renewal notification. You can renew your driver’s license in person up to six months before it expires.

Amalik B

Amalik is a junior content writer. She has graduated from YSU as a pedagogy philologist of the French language. During a year of her experience as a content writer, Amalik has written content for several websites and took part in some social media campaigns. Since 2017, she has been a volunteer in PAVU being an interpreter in various events. Nowadays she is also volunteering in Children of Regions, and in the frames of some projects teaches English and French.

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