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Pre-apply online

Why pre-apply?

Pre-applying saves you time! Pre-apply lets you to start some of the required paperwork online. At the end of the process, you’ll get your Washington (WA) state driver license/permit number. You’ll use it at our driver licensing office or your driver training school.


  1. Find out if you can pre-apply
  2. Pre-apply online

1. Find out if you can pre-apply

You can pre-apply if you:

  • Have a Washington driver license or ID card and you're upgrading to an Enhanced Driver License (EDL) or Enhanced ID card (EID).
  • or
  • Don't already have a WA license, permit, or ID card and have a WA residence street address.

If you don't have a WA residence street address or have other address issues, you'll need to apply at a driver licensing office.

2. Pre-apply online

Pre-apply online to get your driver license, instruction permit, ID card, EDL or EID.

  • Print or write down your WA driver license/permit number so you don't forget it.
  • At our office, we'll be able to find your record using this number. Also, be sure to bring your identification documents with you.
  • If you're taking a driver training course, give your number to the driver training school. They'll send us a waiver electronically, which saves you a trip to our office.
  • If you're getting an EDL or EID, you'll get a customized list of documents that you'll need to bring with you to our office.

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