Obtaining A New Nebraska Drivers License

Applying for a new drivers license in Nebraska? The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has a process in place for getting a driverse license, which requires exams and documentation. We've collected up-to-date information, and links to useful resources, to help save you time when going through the process. Select from the options below to get started. 

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.


In order to legally drive in the state of Nebraska, you will need a driver's license. Click here for a comprehensive guide to driving in Nebraska. Read below for more information. 

Before taking a driving exam for your new drivers license, study the Nebraska Driver Handbook

In order to get a new drivers license in Nebraska, you will need to do the following:

  • Pass a written exam
  • Take a vision test
  • Complete a road test

The state of Nebraska does not require a driver to complete a drivers education course, however, doing so will allow you to waive the written exam. 


When you arrive at the DMV for your new drivers license, you will be required to present certain documents. The most common documents are: 

  • Social Security Card
  • Photo ID, such as a Passport, State-issued ID or Military ID
  • Proof of residence, including utility or other bills

If you are under 18, you will be required to have a parent or legal guardian provide proof of residence. 

For a full list of documents, click here.

Are You Moving to a Different State?

If you are relocating to another state, you might also want to consider acquiring a new drivers license. For more information on that process, click here.

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