How do I apply for my first driver license in New York State as a new driver?
You must be age 16 or older to apply for a NYS learner permit and driver license.
The DMV web site has the instructions for new drivers and information for drivers under age 18.
If you have a driver license from a location other than NYS, the DMV web site has information for drivers from other US states or from Canada and information for drivers from outside the US or Canada.
Driver Licenses, Learner Permits and Non-driver Photo ID Cards