Pre-apply online

Pre-apply – your first steps to getting your first driver license, instruction permit, or ID card.

Pre-applying saves you time in our office — you’ll get a confirmation ID. Print and bring the confirmation ID with you when you visit our office. We’ll use it to pull up and finish your application.

Who can pre-apply?

You can, if you:

  • Have a Washington (WA) residence street address and
  • Are getting your first WA:
    • Driver license,
    • ID card,
    • Instruction permit, or
    • Enhanced driver license/ID card (EDL/EID).

Who can’t pre-apply?

You can’t, if you:

  • Don’t have a WA residence street address or have other address issues. Visit an office location to apply.
  • Have or have had a WA driver license, instruction permit, or ID card. Visit an office location to apply.
  • Are upgrading your license or ID card to an EDL or EID. Visit an EDL/EID office location to apply.

Questions? Need help?

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