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Driving History Overview - Applicant Process

One of our requirements to become a Lyft driver is to be licensed for at least one full year with a United States state-issued license. If you do not meet this requirement, let us know by tapping 'Contact Support' below and we'll put your application on hold. Once your license hits the one year mark reach back out to us and we will review your application.

What might cause insufficient driving history?

  • License was renewed or reissued in the last year
  • You have recently moved to a new state and updated your drivers license
  • Your state does not provide the original issue date of your license

Example driver license photo

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DMV links & state-specific instructions

We can accept just the license number in some states; others require an old photo or a printout of your driving history. View the list of acceptable Driver History documents by state.

At this point we are looking to prove the duration of your driving history, not the cleanliness of your driving record. Please double check after receiving the report that it displays an original issue date from over one year ago.

Once you have what is needed to prove a year of US driving history, submit by tapping 'Contact Support' below.

Acceptable Driver History Documents by State

State Driver’s License Number Photo of old License DMV Report DMV Link
Alabama - AL Yes Yes Yes DMV
Alaska - AK No Yes Yes DMV
Arizona - AZ No Yes Yes DMV
Arkansas - AR No Yes Yes DMV
California - CA Yes Yes Yes DMV
Colorado - CO Yes Yes Yes DMV
Connecticut - CT No Yes Yes DMV
District of Columbia - DC No Yes Yes DMV
Delaware - DE Yes Yes Yes DMV
Florida - FL Yes Yes Yes DMV
Georgia - GA Yes Yes Yes DMV
Hawaii - HI No Yes Yes DMV
Idaho - ID Yes Yes Yes DMV
Illinois - IL No Yes Yes DMV
Indiana - IN No Yes Yes DMV
Iowa - IA No Yes Yes DMV
Kansas - KS Yes Yes Yes DMV
Kentucky - KY No Yes Yes DMV
Louisiana - LA No Yes Yes DMV
Maine - ME No Yes Yes DMV
Maryland - MD No Yes Yes DMV
Massachusetts - MA Yes Yes Yes DMV
Michigan - MI No Yes Yes DMV
Minnesota - MN No Yes Select: “Certified Copy (Complete History)” AND "I am requesting correspondence to show the date my driver's license was originally issued" DMV
Mississippi - MS No Yes Yes DMV
Missouri - MO No Yes Yes DMV
Montana - MT No Yes Yes DMV
Nebraska - NE No Yes Yes DMV
Nevada - NV No Yes Yes DMV
New Hampshire - NH No Yes (Must include back of DL) Yes DMV
New Jersey - NJ No Yes Yes DMV
New Mexico - NM No Yes Yes DMV
New York - NY No Yes Yes DMV
North Carolina - NC Yes Yes Yes DMV
North Dakota - ND No Yes Yes DMV
Ohio - OH No Yes Yes DMV
Oklahoma - OK No Yes Yes DMV
Oregon - OR No Yes Yes DMV
Pennsylvania - PA No Yes Yes DMV
Rhode Island - RI Yes Yes Yes DMV
South Carolina - SC Yes Yes Yes DMV
South Dakota - SD No Yes Yes DMV
Tennessee - TN No Yes Yes (Specifically ask that the report shows original issue date) DMV
Texas - TX Yes Yes Yes DMV
Utah - UT No Yes Yes DMV
Vermont - VT No Yes Yes DMV
Virginia - VA Yes Yes Yes DMV
Washington - WA No Yes Yes DMV
West Virginia - WV No Yes Yes DMV
Wisconsin - WI No Yes Yes DMV
Wyoming - WY No Yes Yes DMV

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