pre-apply for active duty military
License eXpress Pre-Apply for Military ONLY
Download the steps as a pdf or view the steps to pre-apply below.
Create a License eXpress account at www.dol.wa.gov. Under the License eXpress section select License eXpress link.
On the License eXpress: Accounts and services page select Join now.
On the License eXpress for individuals page under the Tell us who you are section enter your First name and Last name. Then select Continue.
On the License eXpress for individuals page under the Registering username section Create a Password and Confirm password. Then select Register me.
Check your Email.
To activate your new account, select the link or copy and paste it into your browser.
Login to manage your account and complete the Pre-Apply process. Enter your new Username and Password. Then select Login.
On the You’ll need information from legal documents section, for the question “Do you have a WA licensing record?” Select No. For the question “What would you like to apply for?” Select State Identification Card. For the question “Standard license/ID or enhanced license/ID?” Select Standard. Then select Next.
On the Tell us who you are section enter Last Name, First Name, Middle name, DOB (Date of Birth), and select the No Social Security #? link. Under the Reason for not providing Social Security # select “I don’t know my Social Security #. Then select Next.
On the Contact information page Enter your information. Then select Next.
On the Physical appearance page enter your information. Then select Next.
On the Residential address page enter your information. Then select Next.
On the Registration options page enter No. Then select Next.
On the Addition questions page for the question “What is your military status?” Select Non-Military. For the question “Are you a veteran?” Select No. For the question “Has your driver license or driving privilege ever been suspended, revoked, cancelled, or denied?” Select No. Then select Next.
On the Previous license, ID card or instruction permit page enter your information. Then select Next.
On the Residence documents page check the box for I don’t have any of the documents on this list. Then select Next.
On the Welcome to License eXpress page review your information. Then select Submit.
On the Confirmation page select Continue.
On the License Express for Individuals page you will find the WDL under your name on the Driver Information section.