To obtain a driver’s license in Maine, you should apply to the state of Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
If you are between the ages of 15 and 18, then you can apply for a Maine learner’s permit and practice supervised driving legally in the state.
You should pay attention to the fact that the Bureau will not accept notarized copies. As an alternative, you can present or submit copies of the identity documents. Nonetheless, you will need to show the original documents when you are to take the test.
If you are between the ages of 16 and 18, then you can apply for an intermediate driver’s license. The latter will provide you with the legal right to practice driving in the state, of course, with some restrictions.
As it was mentioned above, there are some driving restrictions for intermediate driver’s license holders and you can check them below:
Applicants should have their learner’s (instruction) permit to apply for an adult driver’s license. In addition to this, applicants under the age of 21 must have had the permit for at least six months.
Applicants must also take and pass the road test to be eligible for a license. To put it differently, you will need to bring your own registered vehicle to take the test.
It is very important to submit only valid/current and appropriate documents, including legit identification and residential address. You should also pay the required fees to obtain the license. Otherwise, there might be some problems or delays connected with license issuance.
In the state of Maine, you can start the license renewal process up to six months before it is due to expire. There are different ways of renewal based on your current conditions and other important factors. You can select the most suitable method for you, according to the eligibility requirements.
You can easily renew your Maine driver’s license in person providing that you visit a local Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch or any mobile unit.
For renewal, you will need to present documents of Maine residency and identity. Those documents should bear your full legal name, as well as your address. Not to forget about the Social Security Number, which you can replace with an immigration document (in case you are not eligible for a SSN).
You will also need to take and pass a vision test. Below you may find more information on the vision test and its requirements.
Note that you will need to retake the written test again, in case you do not manage to renew it on time and it expires.
If you want to renew the license online, then you must not have changed your name and your license should not have been suspended or revoked.
To renew online, you will need to use your Social Security Number and credit or debit card to make the required payment.
A vision test is one of the most important parts of obtaining a driver’s license as it ensures safer driving. You should take a vision test when applying for a driver’s license, as well as for license renewal.
A qualified doctor will conduct the testing and assess how well you can see. The average standard is to get at least 20/40 both eyes tested together.
If you have bad eyesight, or are planning to have an upcoming eye surgery, then you may not be eligible for licensure. Accordingly, you will need to correct your vision and correspond with the state standards and requirements.
The state of Maine has different classes (types) of driver’s licenses for various types of vehicles.
To clarify, this is a standard license, which gives the licensee permission to operate most types of motor vehicles.
This one, in short, is for operating any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds.
This one is actually for operating any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001.
To clarify, this license is for operating a motorcycle, motorbike, moped or other two or three-wheeled motor-driven vehicle on the road.