Vermillion driver licensing station to move

VERMILLION – The South Dakota Driver Licensing Exam Station in Vermillion is at a new location effective on Thursday, July 18.

The exam station will be in Hallmark Square, 11 East Cherry Street. The station is open every Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Applications are accepted for driver licenses or non-driver ID cards until 4 p.m. each day the station is open, said Cindy Gerber, director of the South Dakota Driver Licensing Program.

Gerber reminded those wishing to obtain or renew a driver license that changes in federal regulations require more documents to be presented at the exam station. A complete list of the required documents is available on the Driver Licensing Program Web site at http://dps.sd.gov or by calling 1-800-952-3696.

“If you don’t have the specific documents listed, or if you are uncertain whether one or more of the documents you have will meet the federal requirements, please feel free to contact the Driver Licensing Program,’’ Gerber said.

Here is a summary of the documents required for obtaining a driver license:

One identity document, such as a certified birth certificate or a valid unexpired U.S. passport. (Note: If your name is different than the name on your identity document, you will need to bring additional proof of your legal name, such as a certified marriage certificate, adoption document or divorce decree. A passport will work, if the name on the passport matches the name on your current driver license).

One document proving Social Security number. Acceptable documents are a Social Security card, W-2 form, SSA 1099 form or pay stub (which must include Social Security number and name)

Two documents proving residential address. Acceptable documents include utility bill, credit card statement, pay stub, rent receipt, phone bill, transcript or report card from accredited school, bank statement, mortgage or tax document, homeowner or renter insurance policy. (A parent’s proof of address is acceptable for a minor child.)

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