In the state of California, it is hard to live without a car. Almost every member of a family has their own car. But, you cannot drive without a driver’s license. Even if you’re a guest in the state, you cannot drive a car for more than 10 days.
It is not so hard to obtain a California driver’s license. Just decide which license class you need and get prepared for that.
You will also need to check your vision and provide a photo of you, which should be attached on the front side of the license.
You will also need to renew your California driver’s license every five years. You can do it online, by mail, by phone or in-person by visiting your local DMV.
To obtain a California Driver license you should pay $83. The renewal fee is $34 or $43, depending on the license class.
Be sure to obtain and renew the California driver’s license on time, in order to avoid legal problems.
In California, the process to obtain a driver’s license is very straightforward. Moreover, many of the steps you can take online.
Thirdly, provide the required personal documents. For example:
If you don’t pass the driving test, the examiner will explain your mistakes and you will have 2 weeks to get prepared, pay the $7 fee and retake the test.
After you pass the exam the DMV will announce your California drivers license issue date.
AB 60 driver’s licenses (DL) are for individuals who are unable to provide proof of legal presence in the United States (U.S.), but who meet California DMV requirements and are able to provide proof of identity and California residency.
To obtain an AB 60 drivers license you should:
If you have lost your DL or ID, you should:
In this case, you will be given a temporary license valid for 60 days. Your new DL or ID will be ready within 4-6 weeks.
You can see a sign on the back of the California license, which indicates the class of the license. In this case, NO m/c means “No motorcycle endorsement”. Moreover, on the right bottom corner of your card, you can see your California driver’s license issue date.
As you may know, there are several classes and types of driver licenses. But, the most popular and common for the drivers is Class C.
Moreover, you may tow a single vehicle with a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or less, including a tow dolly, if used.
In short, with your non-commercial class A license you may have any vehicle under Class C, travel trailers weighing over 10,000 lbs. GVWR, and 5th-wheel travel trailers weighing over 15,000 lbs. But, the last two should not be used for hire.
In short, with your noncommercial Class B license, you may have any vehicle under Class C, and any housecar over 40′ but not over 45′, with endorsement.
To clarify, with a Class A CDL and the proper endorsements, you may drive the following types of vehicles: Tractor-trailers, truck and trailer combinations, tank vehicles, livestock carriers, and flatbeds.
To clarify, with a Class B CDL the Drivers may be able to operate straight trucks, box trucks (like delivery trucks), large school buses, city buses, or tourist buses, and dump trucks with small trailers.
To clarify, a Class C commercial driver’s license is required to operate a vehicle that is designed to transport 16 or more occupants (including the driver). Moreover, for transport materials that are classified as hazardous under federal law.
In short, With a Class M1, you can operate any 2-wheel motorcycle and any vehicle in Class M2. On the other hand, with a Class M2, you can only operate any motorized bicycle or moped, or any bicycle with an attached motor.
But, there are also several types of driver’s licenses, which are issued only in rare cases.
Commercial endorsements, ambulance driver certificate, school bus endorsement, tow truck driver certificate, verification of transit training certificate, farm labor vehicle certificate, and firefighter endorsement.
It is very important to check your California drivers license status. To clarify, this is important because you need to renew your DL every 5 years. About 2 months before the expiration date you will receive a renewal notice from the California DMV.
You can renew your license online, by mail, over the phone, or in-person at a local DMV office.
To renew your DL you should:
To be able to renew your license online you shouldn’t have changed your address and the CA DMV should have your SSN on file.
To renew your DL by mail fill the California Driver License Renewal by Mail Eligibility Information Form and send it by this mail address:
Department of Motor Vehicles
ATTN: Renewal By Mail Unit
P.O. Box 942890
Sacramento, CA 94290
There are two more options for your CA DL renewal: you call or visit your local DMV.