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Virginia Driver Privilege Card

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How can I get a driver privilege card in Virginia?

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How can I get a driver privilege card in Virginia?

NOTE: Permitted users of DMV data (including law enforcement) can access a DPC holder’s info, such as their photo, their address, and their car’s make & model.

Do I have…

an expired Virginia driver’s license OR a license/DPC issued by another state?

  1. Surrender it at a DMV customer service center.
  2. Take vision screening.
  3. Complete form DL 10 (DPC application) before or after coming to the DMV.
  4. Pay $50 DPC fee.
  5. Make an appointment with the DMV: dmvnow.com/appt

a driver’s license from Canada, France, Germany, Japan, or South Korea?

  1. Mail in completed form DL 7 (exchange foreign driver’s license application) w/ copy of the foreign license to a DMV customer service center, OR
    Bring completed form DL 7 to a DMV customer service center and show the foreign license.
  2. Take vision screening.
  3. Complete form DL 10 (DPC application) before or after coming to the DMV.
  4. Pay $50 DPC fee.
  5. Make an appointment with the DMV. dmvnow.com/appt

none of those?

  1. Hold a learner’s permit for 60+ days, OR
    Show completion of a state-approved driver training course while holding permit.

    • $3 learner’s permit fee + $50 DPC fee
    • TIP: Schedule your next DMV appt on the day you get your learner’s permit (so that it’s scheduled 60 days out).
  2. Take vision screening.
  3. Take 2-part knowledge exam (available in 20+ languages).
  4. Take road skills test.
  5. Make an appointment with the DMV: dmvnow.com/appt
    • NOTE: You can bring a translator for both the exam & the test. The DMV does not provide translation services.

Prior to your appointment at the DMV, prepare:

  • 2 proofs of identity;
    • ex. foreign birth certificate; foreign passport, not expired for 5+ years; driver’s license issued by another state or country, not expired for 5+ years)
    • NOTE: Documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by a certified English translation by a professional translator.
  • 2 proofs of Virginia residency;
    • ex. pay stub; bank or credit card statement; mortgage statement or rental lease agreement
  • proof of SSN (Social Security Number) OR ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number);
  • proof of VA state tax return (760, 760CG), filed within the last 12 months.

Visit dmvnow.com/dpc for more information. Questions? Contact Yasmin at yyoon@nakasec.org. Flowchart created by NAKASEC VA, with assistance from CASA & Legal Aid Justice Center.


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