How to Obtain a Georgia Driver’s License

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How to Obtain a Georgia Driver’s License

In July of 2012 the State of Georgia passed new laws regarding Driver’s License for au pairs. The new law resulted from the federal requirements of the Real ID Act. All non US citizens who are present in the state for more than thirty days are required to obtain a Class C Driver’s License. The exam, including a road’s test will be needed. Please refer to for a copy of the driver’s manual and access to a practice test. 

All locations of the DDS do not offer a first issuance of the license. Check the website to find a location closest to you. All are open Tuesday – Friday 8:00-6:00 and some may be open on Saturday 8:00 am – 12 noon. Locations will be closed on holidays. Times and locations change frequently. Call before you go to verify

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

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

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


Information obtained at

Class C Driver’s License220

Basic Requirements

  1. Applicant must be at least 18 years old.
  2. Pass Knowledge Exam.
  3. Pass Road Skills Test.
  4. Pass Vision Exam.

Documents Required to prove legal presence and residential address.

  1. 1-94 card
  2. Passport
  3. Confirmation of Placement letter issued by APIA
  4. DS 2019 form ( check to make sure current host family address is listed and the au pair has signed at bottom).
  5. International Permit and country license.
  6. Social Security Card.

Two forms of proof of residential address are required.

Recommended: Any two of the following can prove your status as a resident.

A confirmation of placement letter from APIA indicating your host family address.  (Provided by APIA before you leave your country)

A bank statement with au pair name and the host family address. The statement must be dated the same month that you are getting your license.

The letter sent with your Social Security Card indicating your name and your host family address can be used. Save this envelope and all is contents when the Social Security card arrives.

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. The letter must be the same month that you are getting your license. The United States post office is a branch of our government. You can order and pay for stamps online. Have them mailed to your host family home address. Be sure to have your name and their address. When the stamps are mailed, you will need to keep the envelope and any written information inside. This will be proof of your Georgia residence.

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