Students will need to present the following documents at their local Texas Department of Public Safety Driver License Office when applying for a Texas Instruction Permit:


a completed and notarized* Texas Driver License Application (form DL-14A supplied by school);

(*Note: If the DL-14A is not notarized, then a parent or legal guardian must accompany the student to the driver license office. Student and parent/guardian must sign the application in front of a driver license official or notary public.)


a certificate of driver education (DE-964 Classroom Certificate supplied by school);


a verification of current enrollment and attendance in school (VOE form*) or high school diploma or its equivalent, or acceptable certification of GED enrollment and attendance;

(*Note: VOE form can be obtained from the student’s school registrar’s office. Remember, registrar’s office may be closed during holiday and summer vacation periods.)


an application fee of $6.00 (cash, check or money order);


if previously licensed (including an instruction permit) in another state, the out of state license must be surrendered or a Department affidavit must be executed which indicates the out of state license was been lost, stolen or expired;


if the student owns a vehicle for which proof of financial responsibility is required, then evidence of liability insurance must be presented;


an original Social Security Card or other acceptable proof of social security number;


an original birth certificate or other acceptable proof of name, date of birth, and place of birth; and


documents to prove lawful status for those students who were born outside of the United States of America.

Important: All documents must be originals. All state-required driver license forms must be completed in BLACK INK ONLY.

Should you have questions regarding these instructions, please contact our school or your local driver license office or go to the Texas DPS website at: