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How to get your driver’s license when you move to Rochester

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So you have moved to Rochester or Rochester Hills, Mich. Welcome. Now you must get a Michigan driver’s license. You first step might be to look for the closest office of the Department of Motor Vehicles but that will be unsuccessful there is no such department in Michigan. Instead licenses are handled by the secretary of state.

The Secretary of State office serving Rochester and Rochester Hills is on Crooks Road just north of M-59. Before you go you will need to get your social security card or some other document to prove your social security number. If you are unable to produce a social security number present a letter of ineligibility, U.S. citizenship or legal presence if not a U.S. citizen, identity and Michigan residency.

If you are at least 18 years of age and have a valid U. S. or Canadian driver’s license you will need to pass a vision test and pay a fee. Cash or a check can be used for a payment. Others will need to take the written and road driving test.

Be aware your old license will be invalidated and returned to you as Michigan law does not allow someone to have more than one license.

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