How to get your WI driver license

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In Wisconsin, you can either have a driver license or an ID card, not both.

For driver license requirements, select the category below that describes you.

Visit our Teen Driver page for steps to get your first driver license.

Welcome to Wisconsin!

You are considered a Wisconsin resident if any of these apply:

  • Your principal residence is in this state
  • You pay your income taxes here
  • You are registered to vote here

Timeframes to apply for a WI driver license or ID after establishing residence:

  • Within 60 days for a regular license
  • Within 30 days for a Commercial Driver License (CDL)

Information on obtaining a driver license with an out-of-state license.

For more information visit our New Resident page.

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