If you already have your TIPIC/TEMPS and have met these following requirements:
You’re at least 16 years old.
You’ve held your permit for at least six months.
You’ve finished our 24-hour Drivers Education of America course and received a Certificate of Completion.
You’ve completed 8 hours of training with a Ohio BMV approved professional driving school.
You’ve completed 50 hours of driving (10 of which must be at night) with your parents or legal guardians. 50 Hour Parent Driving Affidavit (https://publicsafety.ohio.gov/static/bmv5791.pdf)
Now that you’re ready and feel comfortable taking the in-car test at the Ohio Bureau of Motor Driver Exam Station then make your appointment at:
For testing, visit any driver exam station in Ohio.
For issuance, visit any deputy registrar license agency in Ohio.
Acceptable Documents (Identification and Legal Status)
You’ll need to be accompanied by your parent or legal guardian and pay a licensing fee depending on your age, applicants also must provide proof of:
Full legal name
Date of birth
Legal presence in the US
Social Security number (SSN)
See more information below.
Ohio street address – TWO documents, from different sources, proving Ohio street address that are listed on the Acceptable Document List are required for proof of Ohio residency.
Proof of name change (if applicable)
See more information below.
Compliant Card Acceptable Documents Lists
Acceptable Documents List – Compliant DL-ID (English)
Acceptable Documents List – Compliant DL-ID (Spanish)
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is required to verify your legal presence in the United States. The name on your U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) documents will be the name on your Ohio identification (ID) card or driver license.
Non-U.S. citizens who present a valid Permanent Resident Card (form I-551), commonly referred to as a green card, will be issued a regular Ohio driver license, which will expire in four years or eight years depending on applicant’s choice and qualification.
A valid green card
Social Security card, if assigned
Proof of Ohio residency
Non-Renewable/Non-Transferable Driver License or ID Card
A non-renewable/non-transferable Ohio driver license or ID card will be issued with the same expiration date as the document issued by USCIS (regardless of federal grace periods extending the expiration date). You may have a choice of a four year or eight year license or ID card depending on the expiration date of your USCIS document.
A non-renewable/non-transferable Ohio driver license allows you to drive in Ohio and other states, but cannot be renewed in Ohio or transferred to another state.
You must present current USCIS documents and proof of Ohio residency at each ID card or license issuance. Common acceptable documents used for proof of legal presence:
Attending school: valid passport, visa, I-94, DS2019 or I-20 and proof of Social Security number (if ever assigned)
Employment: valid Employment Authorization Card (EAD) and proof of Social Security number (if ever assigned) OR valid passport, visa, I-94, I-797 with acceptable employment case type and a letter from employer on letterhead dated within last 60 days and proof of Social Security number (if ever assigned)
Refugee: I-94 stamped Refugee or with I-797 case type 485 showing application for permanent residency
Asylum: I-94 stamped Asylum
I-94 Asylum Procedure
A citizen from any foreign country can apply for asylum status and an I-94 asylum document.
An I-94 asylum document serves as the main document for being issued an Ohio driver license, ID card or Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Card (TIPIC).
Applicants using an I-94 asylum document may need to wait up to 15 days while the BMV verifies the document.
Driver License Fees
First Operator Driver License 4 Year / 8 Year
(age 21 or older) $24.50 / $48.00
(age 20) $20.75 / (NA)
(age 19) $22.00 / (NA)
(age 18) $23.25 / (NA)
(age 17) $24.50 / (NA)
(age 16) $25.75 / (NA)
Renewal $27.25 / $53.40
Duplicate or Online Reprint $26.00 / $26.00
(48 mos. or more until expiration) $26.00 / (NA)
(36-47 mos. until expiration) $24.00 / (NA)
(24-35 mos. until expiration) $22.25 / (NA)
(12-23 mos. until expiration) $20.25 / (NA)
(11 mos. or less until expiration) $18.50 / (NA)