Pre-apply online

Pre-apply online to start the process of getting your first license, instruction permit, or ID card.

Why pre-apply online?

You’ll save time at the driver licensing office. Print and bring the confirmation ID, you’ll get when you pre-apply, to our office. We’ll use that to pull up and finalize your information.

Who can pre-apply?

You can, if you:

Who can’t pre-apply?

You can’t, if you:

  • Don’t have a Washington residence street address or have other special address issues. Apply at a driver licensing office.
  • Currently have or have had a Washington driver license, instruction permit, or ID card. Apply at a driver licensing office.
  • Are upgrading your license or ID card to an EDL or EID. Apply at a EDL/EID office.
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