How To Obtain a Georgia Driver’s License

How to Obtain a Georgia Driver’s License

Information about what to take and where to go is at the end of the this document. 

 All non US citizens who are present in the state for more than thirty days are considered residents and are required to obtain a Class C Driver’s License in order to drive in Georgia.  https://dds.georgia.gov/information-non-us-citizens

A written test must be taken and then another appointment must be made to take the roads test. At the time of the written test, the au pair will be given instructions to make a road’s test appointment. These can also be found on the DDS website. www.dds.ga.gov

 The Roads test does not have to be taken in the same location. Please research all  available appointment close enough to drive from the host family home. A licensed driver will need to drive the Au pair to the Road’s Test, if she has been issued a temporary permit. 

Class C Driver’s License

Basic Requirements

  1. Applicant must be at least 18 years old.
  2. Pass Knowledge Exam. ( This exam can be taken in Spanish, if requested)
  3. Pass Road Skills Test. ( An au pair will drive with official riding in car with au pair. Must parelle park, reverse into parking space and make left and right proper turns, brake properly at stop signs and use proper speed. Obey all traffic signs along route)
  4. Pass Vision Exam.

Documents Required                                                                                         

Documentation showing your identity and legal presence in the USA:

  1. DS2019 form (  Verify that the form is signed at the bottom by Au pair and shows current host family address)
  2. Passport
  3. I-94 card  (print out from the cbp website).
  4. Social Security Card
  5. Confirmation of placement letter provided by APIA before the au pair left her country.
  6. International driver’s permit
  7. Original country license ( this should be returned to you).
  8. Two forms of proof of residence ( see below for what to use).

Two forms of proof of residential address are also required. 

  • Recommended:A Confirmation of Placement letter from APIA ( Provided by APIA before the Au pair left her country) This has her name and the host family name and address.
  • A bank statement with au pair name and the host family address. The statement must be the current month.
  • A piece of mail from a federal government agency. This can be an order of postal stamps. When this arrives, save the mailing with au pair name and host family address. www.usps.gov
  • The letter and envelope that arrived with the Social Security card detailing au pair name and current address.
  • A letter from the au pair insurance company with au pair name and the host family address. This could be a bill, an explanation of benefits regarding a claim or other information.

WHERE TO GO:

 These are the locations Most often used. Some may be too far from your location.

All are open Tuesday to Friday. Some are open on Saturdays 8am-12pm. The offices will be closed on holidays. CHECK the hours of operation for the specific office BEFORE you go.

Alpharetta- 1575 Maxwell Road   Alpharetta, GA 30009 Saturday 7:30am 12pm

Canton right off 575 behind library- Brown Industrial Parkway, Suite 200 Canton GA. 30114 

Cumming 400 Aquatic Circle Cumming GA. 30040 Saturday 8am-12pm

Marietta  1605 County Services Pkwy  Marietta, GA 30008  Saturday 7:30am

Gainsville 1010 Aviation Blvd  Gainesville, GA 30501  Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cartersville  1304 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy  Cartersville, GA 30121 Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm

Kennesaw-Saturday7:30-12pm  3690 Old 41 Hwy NW  Kennesaw, GA 30144

Norcross/Peachtree Corners- Saturday 7:30 to 12pm 2211 Beaver Ruin Rd Norcross, Georgia 30071

Blue Ridge This office is not open on Saturday. 211 Industrial Blvd, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

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Information obtained at www.dds.ga.gov

Andrea McMains July 16, 2019

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