Form MV-44 "Application for Permit, Driver License or Non-driver Id Card" - New York

What Is Form MV-44?

DMV Form MV-44, Application for Permit, Driver License or Non-Driver ID Card​,​ is used to apply for a learner's permit, driver's license, or non-driver ID. It is also used to renew a person's license or non-driver ID.

Additionally, this form can also be used for people moving to the state of New York and will require a new driver's license or non-driver ID. The form is issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and was last revised on January 1, 2020. A DMV MV-44 Form is available for download below.

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How to Fill out Form MV-44?

The form contains 12 sections that will need to be completed. A fee of $17.50 is also required and can be paid by credit/debit card, check, or money order made out to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. The MV-44 instructions are as follows:

  1. Section 1 asks what the person is applying for.
  2. Section 2 asks for the purpose of the application.
  3. Section 3 asks for Identification Information. This section also asks if the person has now or has ever had a New York driver's license, learner's permit, or non-driver's ID card.
  4. Section 4 asks for Veteran Status and allows an option for "Veteran" to be printed on the front of the photo document.
  5. Section 5 is the Voter Registration Questions and asks the person if they would like to register to vote if they are not already registered.
  6. Section 6 is the Registration with the United States Selective Service System (SSS) which is required for all male citizens and immigrants ages 18 through 25.
  7. Section 7 contains 4 questions asking about the applicant's previous driving history, whether they have had the privilege to drive suspended, revoked, or canceled in any way; if the applicant has ever received treatment for any condition that causes unconsciousness or unawareness; if the applicant needs a hearing aid and/or full view mirror to drive a motor vehicle; and if the applicant has lost the use of a leg, arm, hand, or eye.
  8. Section 8 asks for Parent/Guardian Consent and is used for a Junior License or Non-driver ID Card for applicants under the age of 16.
  9. Section 9 is the Teen Electronic Event Notification Service (TEENS) which allows a parent/guardian to receive a notification if the applicant under the age of 18 receives a conviction, suspension, revocation, or an accident on their license file as a free service.
  10. Section 10 is for Commercial Driver License Applicants Only and contains two questions: one asking if the applicant has had a driver's license issued to them from another state in the U.S. or District of Columbia and the second asks the applicant to certify to the DMV that they can operate (or expect to operate) a commercial motor vehicle in one of four driving types (non-excepted interstate, excepted interstate, non-excepted intrastate, or excepted intrastate).
  11. Section 11 asks for the applicant's certification that the information provided is accurate to the best of their knowledge and requires a signature, printed name, and date.
  12. Section 12 is for Office Use and requires the applicant to complete an eye test at the DMV and sign in front of the person giving the test.

Where to Mail Form MV-44

When completed, Form MV-44 can be mailed to the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles at 207 Genesee Street, Suite 6, Utica, NY 13501-2874.

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MV-44 (1/20)
APPLICATION FOR PERMIT, DRIVER LICENSE OR NON-DRIVER ID CARD
PRINT CLEARLY IN BLUE OR BLACK INK.
OFFICE USE ONLY
This form is also available at dmv.ny.gov
Image #
APPLYING FOR:
PURPOSE FOR APPLICATION:
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
Transfer to
License
Permit
ID card
New
Renew
Update Info
Change Type
Replacement
Conditional
Restricted
New York
IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION
Do you now have, or did you ever have a New York
o
o
driver license, learner permit, or non-driver ID card?
Yes
No
Applying for a Non-Driver ID card will cancel any New York State driver license privilege.
Do you have or did you ever have a driver license that is valid or that
FULL LAST NAME
expired within the last two years, issued by another U.S. State, the
o
o
District of Columbia or a Canadian Province?
Yes
No
FULL FIRST NAME
If “Yes”, where was it issued?
Date of Expiration: Type of License:
Out-of-State License ID No.:
FULL MIDDLE NAME
SUFFIX
DATE OF BIRTH
TELEPHONE NUMBER (Home/Mobile)
EYE COLOR
GENDER
HEIGHT
Area Code
Male
Female
Month
Day
Year
Feet
Inches
o
o
(
)
o
o
Has your name changed?
Yes
No
If “Yes”, print your former name exactly as it appears on your present license or non-driver ID card.
OTHER CHANGE:
What is the change and the reason
for it (new license class, wrong date of birth, etc.)?
*
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
(SSN)
*
If you were ever issued an SSN, you must provide the number. Authority to collect your SSN is
granted by Sections 490(3) and 502(1) of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. The information will be used for
exchange with other jurisdictions, to assist in verification of identity, and for driver license sanctions
o
pursuant to V&T Law Section 510(4-e) and 510(4-f). Your SSN will not be given to the public.
If you have never been issued a Social Security Number, check this box
ADDRESS WHERE YOU GET YOUR MAIL
- Include Street Number and Name, Rural Delivery and/or box number (If PO Box, also fill in “Address Where You Live” below)
THIS ADDRESS WILL APPEAR ON YOUR STANDARD IDENTITY DOCUMENT
Apt. No.
City or Town
State
Zip Code
County
ADDRESS WHERE YOU LIVE
REQUIRED IF DIFFERENT FROM ADDRESS FOR MAIL - DO NOT GIVE P.O. BOX. THIS ADDRESS WILL APPEAR ON YOUR ENHANCED/REAL ID IDENTITY DOCUMENT
Apt. No.
City or Town
State
Zip Code
County
o
o
o
o
HAS YOUR MAILING ADDRESS CHANGED?
Yes
No
HAS THE ADDRESS WHERE YOU LIVE CHANGED?
Yes
No
If you answered yes to either of the questions above, then addresses on all vehicle registrations tied to your ID number will also be updated with this address, unless you check this
o
box
. If you are registered to vote, your voter registration record will be updated when you complete and submit this form. If you do NOT want your new address on your
o
voter registration record, check this box
. If you do not check the box, your new address will be sent to the Board of Elections of your county of residence.
Check this box if you would like to have “Veteran” printed on the front of your photo document.
o
VETERAN STATUS
You must present proof that indicates an honorable discharge from military service (ex: DD-214, DD-215).
NEW YORK STATE ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION (You must fill out this section)
SM
To enroll in the New York State Donate Life
Registry, check the “yes” box and then sign and date
You must answer the following question:
below. You are certifying that you are: 16 years of age or older; consenting to donate your organs and
Would you like to be added to the Donate Life Registry?
tissues for transplantation and research; authorizing DMV to transfer your name and identifying
o
information to the Donate Life Registry; and authorizing Donate Life New York State to give access to
Yes (sign and date consent below)
this information to federally regulated organ donation organizations and New York State-licensed
o
tissue and eye banks and hospitals, upon your death. “ORGAN DONOR” will be printed on the front of
Skip This Question
your DMV photo document. You will receive a confirmation, which will also provide you an opportunity
to limit your donation. If you are 16 or 17 years of age, parents/legal guardians may change your
©
decision upon your death. For more information, contact DLNew York State at donatelife.ny.gov.
Check this box to make a $1 voluntary donation to the Life...Pass It On Trust Fund for organ
Donor Consent Signature and Date
and tissue donation research and outreach. Your total transaction fee will include the $1.
o
NOTE: If you do not check either box,
VOTER REGISTRATION
If you are not registered to vote where
YES - Complete Voter Registration Application Section
QUESTIONS
you live now, would you like to apply to
(Not necessary if you bring this form to a DMV office).
you will be considered to have decided
o
register?
not to register to vote.
(Please check ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.)
NO - I Decline to Register/Already Registered
REGISTRATION WITH THE UNITED STATES SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM (SSS)
All male U.S. citizens and immigrants ages 18 through 25 must register with SSS or violate the law. Failure to register is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison
and/or a $250,000 fine. If not registered by age 26, you can no longer register and will permanently lose benefits associated with registration, and you will be disqualified
from access to: U.S. citizenship if an immigrant; Pell Grants and federal student aid; job training programs; and all federal and postal jobs and many state employment jobs.
o
Should you elect not to register you may do so by checking the “No” box and the pre-mentioned benefits will be lost.
NO
PLEASE COMPLETE AND SIGN PAGE 2.
OFFICE USE ONLY
o
Special
License
NI
NA
EI
EA
CDL Certifications
TEENS
Conditions
Class
Approved By
Date
Office
Other
Restrictions
MV-44 (1/20)
APPLICATION FOR PERMIT, DRIVER LICENSE OR NON-DRIVER ID CARD
PRINT CLEARLY IN BLUE OR BLACK INK.
OFFICE USE ONLY
This form is also available at dmv.ny.gov
Image #
APPLYING FOR:
PURPOSE FOR APPLICATION:
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
Transfer to
License
Permit
ID card
New
Renew
Update Info
Change Type
Replacement
Conditional
Restricted
New York
IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION
Do you now have, or did you ever have a New York
o
o
driver license, learner permit, or non-driver ID card?
Yes
No
Applying for a Non-Driver ID card will cancel any New York State driver license privilege.
Do you have or did you ever have a driver license that is valid or that
FULL LAST NAME
expired within the last two years, issued by another U.S. State, the
o
o
District of Columbia or a Canadian Province?
Yes
No
FULL FIRST NAME
If “Yes”, where was it issued?
Date of Expiration: Type of License:
Out-of-State License ID No.:
FULL MIDDLE NAME
SUFFIX
DATE OF BIRTH
TELEPHONE NUMBER (Home/Mobile)
EYE COLOR
GENDER
HEIGHT
Area Code
Male
Female
Month
Day
Year
Feet
Inches
o
o
(
)
o
o
Has your name changed?
Yes
No
If “Yes”, print your former name exactly as it appears on your present license or non-driver ID card.
OTHER CHANGE:
What is the change and the reason
for it (new license class, wrong date of birth, etc.)?
*
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
(SSN)
*
If you were ever issued an SSN, you must provide the number. Authority to collect your SSN is
granted by Sections 490(3) and 502(1) of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. The information will be used for
exchange with other jurisdictions, to assist in verification of identity, and for driver license sanctions
o
pursuant to V&T Law Section 510(4-e) and 510(4-f). Your SSN will not be given to the public.
If you have never been issued a Social Security Number, check this box
ADDRESS WHERE YOU GET YOUR MAIL
- Include Street Number and Name, Rural Delivery and/or box number (If PO Box, also fill in “Address Where You Live” below)
THIS ADDRESS WILL APPEAR ON YOUR STANDARD IDENTITY DOCUMENT
Apt. No.
City or Town
State
Zip Code
County
ADDRESS WHERE YOU LIVE
REQUIRED IF DIFFERENT FROM ADDRESS FOR MAIL - DO NOT GIVE P.O. BOX. THIS ADDRESS WILL APPEAR ON YOUR ENHANCED/REAL ID IDENTITY DOCUMENT
Apt. No.
City or Town
State
Zip Code
County
o
o
o
o
HAS YOUR MAILING ADDRESS CHANGED?
Yes
No
HAS THE ADDRESS WHERE YOU LIVE CHANGED?
Yes
No
If you answered yes to either of the questions above, then addresses on all vehicle registrations tied to your ID number will also be updated with this address, unless you check this
o
box
. If you are registered to vote, your voter registration record will be updated when you complete and submit this form. If you do NOT want your new address on your
o
voter registration record, check this box
. If you do not check the box, your new address will be sent to the Board of Elections of your county of residence.
Check this box if you would like to have “Veteran” printed on the front of your photo document.
o
VETERAN STATUS
You must present proof that indicates an honorable discharge from military service (ex: DD-214, DD-215).
NEW YORK STATE ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION (You must fill out this section)
SM
To enroll in the New York State Donate Life
Registry, check the “yes” box and then sign and date
You must answer the following question:
below. You are certifying that you are: 16 years of age or older; consenting to donate your organs and
Would you like to be added to the Donate Life Registry?
tissues for transplantation and research; authorizing DMV to transfer your name and identifying
o
information to the Donate Life Registry; and authorizing Donate Life New York State to give access to
Yes (sign and date consent below)
this information to federally regulated organ donation organizations and New York State-licensed
o
tissue and eye banks and hospitals, upon your death. “ORGAN DONOR” will be printed on the front of
Skip This Question
your DMV photo document. You will receive a confirmation, which will also provide you an opportunity
to limit your donation. If you are 16 or 17 years of age, parents/legal guardians may change your
©
decision upon your death. For more information, contact DLNew York State at donatelife.ny.gov.
Check this box to make a $1 voluntary donation to the Life...Pass It On Trust Fund for organ
Donor Consent Signature and Date
and tissue donation research and outreach. Your total transaction fee will include the $1.
o
NOTE: If you do not check either box,
VOTER REGISTRATION
If you are not registered to vote where
YES - Complete Voter Registration Application Section
QUESTIONS
you live now, would you like to apply to
(Not necessary if you bring this form to a DMV office).
you will be considered to have decided
o
register?
not to register to vote.
(Please check ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.)
NO - I Decline to Register/Already Registered
REGISTRATION WITH THE UNITED STATES SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM (SSS)
All male U.S. citizens and immigrants ages 18 through 25 must register with SSS or violate the law. Failure to register is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison
and/or a $250,000 fine. If not registered by age 26, you can no longer register and will permanently lose benefits associated with registration, and you will be disqualified
from access to: U.S. citizenship if an immigrant; Pell Grants and federal student aid; job training programs; and all federal and postal jobs and many state employment jobs.
o
Should you elect not to register you may do so by checking the “No” box and the pre-mentioned benefits will be lost.
NO
PLEASE COMPLETE AND SIGN PAGE 2.
OFFICE USE ONLY
o
Special
License
NI
NA
EI
EA
CDL Certifications
TEENS
Conditions
Class
Approved By
Date
Office
Other
Restrictions
THESE QUESTIONS MUST BE COMPLETED FOR ALL LICENSE/PERMIT TRANSACTIONS
1. Has your driver license, learner permit, or privilege to drive a motor vehicle
3. Do you need a hearing aid and/or full view mirror to drive a motor vehicle?
o
o
been suspended, revoked or cancelled, or has your application for a license
Yes
No
been denied in this state or elsewhere, in the name you provide on this form
or any other name?
4. Have you lost the use of a leg, arm, hand or eye?
o
o
o
o
Yes
No
Yes
No
If “Yes”, has your license, permit or privilege been restored, or has your
4a. If you need to renew your driver license and you marked “Yes”, did this
application been approved?
occur since your last driver license?
o
o
o
o
Yes
No
Yes
No
2. Have you received treatment, do you currently receive treatment, or do you
4b. If you marked “NO” to 4a, has your condition gotten worse since your
take medication for any condition that causes unconsciousness or
last driver license?
unawareness (for example, a convulsive disorder, epilepsy, fainting or
o
o
Yes
No
dizziness, or a heart condition)?
o
o
Yes
No
If you marked “Yes”, you must submit form MV-80U.1, even if you were
released from the Medical Review Program. You can get this form at any
Motor Vehicles office or at dmv.ny.gov
o
o
Junior License
Non-driver ID Card (under 16)
I am the parent or guardian of the applicant, and I consent to the issuance of a learner permit, license or (if under 16) a non-driver ID card to him/her. I understand
that I am responsible for certifying that the applicant has completed at least 50 hours of supervised “practice” driving, including 15 hours of driving after sunset,
prior to the applicant taking a road test, and that this certification (form MV-262) must be presented at the time of the road test. Note to parent/guardian: If the
driver license applicant is 17 years old and has a Driver Education Student Certificate of Completion (form MV-285), consent is not required.
X
Parent or Guardian
Sign Here
(Relationship to Applicant)
(Date)
Teen Electronic Event Notification Service (TEENS)
ID Number on New York State Driver License, Permit or
I would like to enroll in the TEENS program to be notified if the under 18 year-old applicant
Non-driver ID Card of Consenting Parent or Guardian
Above (Required)
receives a conviction, suspension, revocation or an accident on their license file. For more
information about this program, see form MV-1046, How to Enroll in TEENS or MV-1056,
TEENS FAQs. This is a FREE service.
COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE APPLICANTS ONLY
o
o
1. In the past 10 years, was a driver license issued to you from another state in the U.S. or the District of Columbia ?
Yes
No
If YES, write the name of each one
2. You MUST certify to DMV that you operate (or expect to operate) a commercial motor vehicle in one of the following four driving types (select only one):
o
o
Non-excepted Interstate (NI) - Certified medical status is required. You
Excepted Interstate (EI) -You are age 18 or older and you operate, or
are age 21 or older and you operate, or expect to operate, interstate
expect to operate, interstate in Excepted Operation ONLY. You must
(other than for excepted operation).
have A3 restriction.
o
o
Non-excepted Intrastate (NA) - Certified medical status is required. You
Excepted Intrastate (EA) - You are age 18 or older and you operate, or
are age 18 or older and you operate, or expect to operate, in New
expect to operate, in Excepted Operation ONLY and in New York State
York State only (other than for excepted operation).
ONLY. You must have A3 and K restrictions.
If the driving type you selected requires certified medical status (NI or NA) you must provide a legible copy of your current USDOT Medical Examiner’s
Certificate to DMV if it is not already on file. Please see DMV form MV-44.5 if additional information is needed to help you determine your driving type.
CERTIFICATION
I certify that the information I have given on this application and on any documentation provided in support of this application is true and complete.
I understand that making a false statement on this application, or submitting any documentation in support of this application that is false, may be punishable as
a criminal offense.
If I am applying for a replacement document, I certify that my New York State document has been lost, stolen, or mutilated.
If I am transferring an Out-of-State Driver License to a New York State Driver License, I certify that, when I obtained my out-of-state driver license, I was a
permanent resident of the state or province that issued the license, that license has been valid for at least 6 months, and I have not failed a driving skills road
test in New York State in the last 12 months.
If I am applying for a Conditional or Restricted Use License, I certify that I will pay the full tuition and other required fees for the rehabilitation program (if
applicable), attend the program (if required), and will drive within the conditions required for the restricted or conditional license. I understand that failure to do
so will result in the revocation of my restricted or conditional license and the reinstatement of the suspension or revocation against my full license.
If I am a male at least 18 but less than 26 years old, unless I have opted "no" to United States Selective Service System (SSS) registration on Page 1, I hereby
affirmatively opt to register with the SSS and consent to DMV forwarding my personal information to the SSS for registration.
X
SIGN HERE
DATE:
/
/
PLEASE PRINT NAME
EYE TEST RESULTS
Applicant’s Signature
Examiner’s Initials
OFFICE
o
o
o
USE
Passed in Office
Vision Registry
Corrective Lens
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NEW YORK STATE VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION INFORMATION
OFFICE USE ONLY
(Please read before you complete application on the other side.)
Use the NYS Voter Registration Application
To Register You Must:
to Register to Vote in NYS Elections, and/or:
l
be a U.S. citizen
l
l
change the name or address on your voter registration
be 18 years old (you may pre-register at 16 or 17 but cannot vote until you are 18)
l
become a member of a political party
l
not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction (unless parole pardoned
l
change your party membership
or restored rights of citizenship)
l
pre-register to vote if you are 16 or 17 years of age
l
not claim the right to vote elsewhere
l
not found to be incompetent by a court
If you do not complete the New York State Voter Registration Application, you will be considered to have declined to register to vote. If
you decline to register to vote, the fact that you have declined to register will remain confidential and will be used only for voter
registration purposes. If you do register to vote, the office at which you submit a voter registration application will remain confidential
and will only be used for voter registration purposes. If you believe that someone has interfered with your right to register or decline to
register to vote, your right to privacy in deciding whether to register or in applying to register to vote, or your right to choose your own
political party or other political preference, you may file a complaint with the New York State Board of Elections, 40 North Pearl Street,
Albany, NY 12207-2729 (phone: 1-800-469-6872).
Your completed application will be sent to the Board of Elections and you will be notified by your County Board of Elections when your
application has been processed. If you have any questions about filling out the voter registration application or registering to vote, you
should call your County Board of Elections or call 1-800-FOR-VOTE (TDD/TTY dial 711) (only for voter registration questions). If you live in
New York City, you should call 1-866-VOTE-NYC. You may also find answers or tools at the New York State Board of Elections website
www.elections.ny.gov
NEW YORK STATE VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION
Only fill this out if you want to register to vote or change your address or other information with the Board of Elections.
o
o
Are you a citizen of the U.S.?
Will you be 18 years of age or older on or before election day?
Yes
No
o
o
Yes
No
Are you at least 16 years of age and understand that you must be 18 years of age on or before election day to vote, and that until you will be eighteen years
o
o
of age at the time of such election your registration will be marked “pending” and you will be unable to cast a ballot in any election?
Yes
No
If you answer NO,
If you answer NO to both of the prior questions, you cannot register to vote.
you cannot register to vote.
Your name was
Telephone Number (optional)
Voting information that
Have you voted before?
o
o
has changed:
Yes
No
Skip if this has not changed or
What Year?
Your address was
Your state or New York State County was:
you have not voted before.
I wish to enroll in a political party:
Political Party
o
You
must
make
1
Democratic party
AFFIDAVIT: I swear or affirm that
o
selection. Political party
Republican party
l
I am a citizen of the United States.
o
enrollment is optional
Conservative party
l
I will have lived in the county, city, or village for at least 30 days before the election.
o
but that, in order to vote
Working Families party
l
I meet all requirements to register to vote in New York State.
o
in a primary election of
Green party
l
This is my signature or mark on the line below.
a political party, a voter
o
Libertarian party
l
The above information is true. I understand that if it is not true, I can be convicted
must enroll in that
o
Independence party
political party unless
and fined up to $5,000 and/or jailed for up to four years.
o
SAM party
state party rules allow
o
otherwise.
Other:
I do not wish to enroll in any political party and wish
to remain an independent voter
o
Sign
Date
No party
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