All you need to know about Michigan driver’s tests + FREE practice test

Driving is not only fun, but it can prove to be a valuable skill in your life. This guide will provide you with everything you need to prepare for a Michigan driver’s test. You will find a list of all the necessary documents you need to bring to apply for the test below. You can also take our FREE written test, with questions sampled from previous Michigan state permit tests. Michigan state provides us with a free study guide and a must-know section to learn from. The typical test has 50 questions and requires at least 80% correct to pass.

What documents do I need to submit for my driver’s license?

Here is the minimal set of documents you need to prepare:


There are three types of documents you can receive for your driver’s license with different benefits, here’s a table breakdown to understand the perks of each:

Present as ID, rent a car, cash a check

Enter restricted federal buildings

Cross from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean

Board commercial flights in the U.S.

Standard

Yes

No

No

No (as of Oct. 2020)

REAL ID

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Enhanced license

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

What documents do non-citizens need to bring?

Apart from the regular documents required, non-citizens will have to submit a document confirming they are present in the country legally. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Permanent resident cards (Green Card)
  • Employment Authorization Card
  • A valid visa
  • Certificate of citizenship

If you have a foreign driver’s license, it can be used in Michigan under the following circumstances:

  1. If it was issued in a treaty country and is in English (or you have a legal translation), you can use it without the need of a legal presence document
  2. If it wasn’t issued by a treaty country and is in English (or you have a legal translation), you will need to have a valid legal presence document with you as well

What minors need to know about getting a Michigan license

The documents required to apply for a driver’s license are the same as for adults, except you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when submitting. The youngest you can apply at is 14 years and 8 months of age. After you’ve passed your exam and done your practice driving, you may apply for the next level in your driver’s license. There are three levels of licenses minors can obtain, increasing with time and experience behind the wheel.

Level 1

You can apply as early as 14 years and 9 months of age. You must have written approval of a parent or legal guardian to apply, signed at the DMV office. You may only drive with a parent or legal guardian in the front passenger seat or a certified person over who is 21. You may not drive between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. You may not use a cellphone while driving.

Level 2

You may apply for it if you’re 16 or older. Requires you to spend at least six months on a level 1 license. You may not drive between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or licensed person over 21, except when driving to or from, or as a result of your job or authorized activity. You can not drive with more than one passenger under 21 onboard, unless supervised by a parent, guardian or licensed person over 21, except when passengers are immediate family members, or when driving to or from, or as a result of your job or authorized activity. You may not use a cellphone while driving.

Level 3

You must be at least 17 years old. You must have a minimum of six months spent on a level 2 license. You must have a minimum of 12 months without violation while driving on your Level 1 or 2 licenses. You will have full driving privileges.

In between the three levels, there are additional tests that you may be required to pass, learn more at the official government link.

Now let’s take the FREE practice test:

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