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How to fill out Texas DPS form DL-14B (License Application)

Embarking on the journey to acquire your learner license in Texas is an exciting step towards independence. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) requires minors under 17 years and 10 months to complete Form DL-14B as part of the application process. This form is your initial step towards hitting the road legally. Here’s a step-by-step guide to navigate this form with ease:

Step 1: Prepare for Ink All information on the DL-14B form must be filled out in ink. Ensure you have a pen ready and double-check all entries for accuracy before submission, as the DPS does not refund payments once the application is submitted.

Step 2: Application Type You’ll need to indicate the type of application you’re submitting: Original, Renewal, Replacement, or if it involves an Address or Name Change.

Step 3: Personal Information Fill out your personal details accurately. This includes your full name, Social Security Number (SSN), date of birth, sex, height, weight, eye color, hair color, race, ethnicity, and place of birth.

Step 4: Contact Information Provide your residence and mailing addresses, phone number(s), and email address. Additionally, you can list up to two emergency contacts.

Step 5: Required Information Answer yes or no to questions regarding U.S. citizenship, health conditions that may impede communication, organ donor registration, and contributions to various state programs.

Step 6: Medical History For those applying for a driver license, disclose any medical conditions that may affect your ability to safely operate a vehicle.

Step 7: Driver History First-time applicants must provide details about any previous driver licenses, driver education courses, and any history of suspension or revocation.

Step 8: Acknowledgments Minors and their cosigners must acknowledge receipt of educational information on driving laws, and provide parental authorization or a waiver of parental authorization.

Step 9: Signature Do not sign the form until instructed to do so by a notary public or a driver license employee. Your signature certifies that all information provided is true and correct.

Final Thoughts Filling out Form DL-14B is a detailed process that requires careful attention. Make sure to review each section thoroughly to ensure all information is accurate and complete. Remember, this form is a crucial step in your journey to becoming a licensed driver in Texas, so take the time to fill it out correctly. Good luck on your path to gaining your learner license!

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