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After The Move - Getting A Driver’s License In Kansas City

Whether you’ve moved to Missouri or Kansas, one of the many things you’ll need to do to get yourself established as a resident is make sure you have a new driver’s license. The process is fairly simple, and standard in both states, but there are some things you’ll need to know.

Getting A License In Missouri
Residents new to Missouri will need to get a driver’s license for a number of things, not the least of which is to operate a vehicle on the state’s roadways legally. Let’s look at some of the requirements.

In order to get a Missouri license, you’ll need to visit one of the state’s many driver’s license office locations. You can find these online by clicking here.Missouri DMV. Before you go, make sure you have the following papers in order:

  • Proof of identity. This can include a Social Security Card or Medicare Card with your name on it.
  • Proof of residency. This can include a recent utility bill, property tax receipt, bank statement and so on with your name and address on it will suffice.
  • Proof of lawful residence. A U.S. Citizen may use a certified birth certificate or valid U.S. passport, certificate of citizenship, certificate of naturalization and so on to prove lawful residence. Other requirements apply to those without these documents. Refer to the state’s web site for information.

Anyone applying for a Missouri license for the first time will also be required to take several tests. They include such things as vision screening, road sign recognition and a written exam. For more details on the tests or to learn more about getting a license, visit the state’s web site.

Getting A License In Kansas
The Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles is part of the state’s Department of Revenue. This is the agency you will have to visit to get a legal license in this state. Visit Kansas Vehicle License and Registration Locations

Here’s what you will need to bring:

  • Proof of identity. This includes such things as a Social Security Card or Medicare Card, driver’s license from another state, an insurance card and so on. This state accepts a number of different forms of identity, but it’s best to refer to their web site by clicking here Kansas Vehicle Department to get a complete listing of what combinations will be required in your case.
  • Proof of residency. A utility bill, tax bill and other forms of proof are acceptable for showing legal residence.

Once you’ve proven who you are, you will need to meet a number of other requirements to get a license in Kansas. You will have to:

  • Not have had your license canceled, suspended or revoked in any other state.
  • Pass a vision test.
  • Take a written exam.
  • Pass a driving test.

For a full listing of requirements, visit the state’s web site. Here you will also find a complete listing of driver’s license office locations.

by Tiffany Lewis, Kansas City Premier Apartments, Inc.

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