When relocating to Austin, residents have 90 days to after entry to obtain a Texas driver’s license. Luckily, the process is pretty easy if you have a valid out of state license or a valid driver’s license in Canada, Germany or France. Here’s how to get a new driver’s license after moving to Austin.
Step 1: Gather the Necessary Documents
You’ll need to have your valid driver’s license if you want to bypass the written and driving test. But, you’ll need to pass a vision test so be prepared when you go to the Texas Drivers License Office. Here are the other documents you’ll need:
- Valid Out of State License
- US Passport or Permanent Resident Card
- Birth Certificate and 2 Supporting Documents (if no Passport or Resident Card)
- Social Security Card
- Proof of Texas vehicle registration and liability insurance on all vehicles you own
- Completed Application for Driver’s License
- Credit Card, Cash, Money Order or Non-Temporary Check to Pay Fee
Step 2: Register Your Car
You’ll need to have your car registered in Texas before you can get a Texas Driver’s License.
Step 3: Bring Your Documents to a Texas Drivers License Office
Next, you’ll need to bring all of this documentation to your local Texas Drivers License Office. We would recommend going in the morning because they tend to be busy in the afternoon with new driver’s getting their license.
Also, they will take your picture, so wear something you don’t mind seeing every time someone asks for your Drivers License.
Travis County Texas Drivers License Office Location and Hours
North Austin – 6121 North Lamar, Austin TX 78752 – 512-424-2076 – Hours: Monday – Friday 8am-5pm
South Austin – 4719 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78745 – 512-444-5241 – Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Friday 8am-5pm, Tuesday 8am-6pm
Williamson County Texas Drivers License Office Location and Hours
Austin North – 13730 Research Boulevard Austin, TX 78750 – 512-506-2835 – Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Friday 8am-5pm, Tuesday 8am-6pm
Georgetown – 515 S. Pine Street, Georgetown, TX 78626 – 512-863-5816 – Hours: Monday – Friday 8am-5pm
Taylor – 412 Vance #2, Taylor, TX 76574 – 512-352-4160 – Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm
Hays County Texas Drivers License Office Location and Hours
San Marcos – 1400 Interstate 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 – 512-353-2770 – Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Step 4: Have Patience
It can take more than a few minutes to get through the process, so bring a book or make sure your phone is fully charged so you don’t get bored. But, that’s the entire process.
More Info About Getting a Driver’s License in Austin
If your situation is not the norm, its probably best you get in contact with the Texas Department of Public Safety. For more info about getting a driver’s license in Texas, click here.