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Fillable Form 478: Alaska Driver License Application

Form 478 is an application form used to apply for a driver license in Alaska.

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What is the Alaska Driver’s License Application form?

Form 478, Application for Alaska Driver License, Permit, or Identification Card, or referred to as the Alaska Driver’s License Application form, is a legal form in Alaska used to request for a driver’s license, instruction permit, or state identification card from the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This may serve as proof of identity or another lawful status.

Who can use the Alaska Driver’s License Application form?

Residents of Alaska who have held provisional driver’s license, without any traffic convictions, for at least six months, can use Alaska Driver’s License Application form.

How to fill out the Alaska Driver’s License Application form?

License/Permit

Mark the appropriate box to determine what you are applying for. You may select:

  • Driver License
  • Instruction Permit
  • Identification Card

Classification

Mark the appropriate box to determine the classification of the driver’s license you are applying for. You may select:

  • Non-Commercial (D)
  • Motorcycle
  • CDL
    • A
    • B
    • C

Non-commercial driver’s license is for a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,000 pounds or less.

CDL — A is for a commercial driver’s license to operate a combination vehicle with the GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more with the towed unit.

CDL — B is for a commercial driver’s license to operate any vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more with a trailer with a GVWR of 10,000 or less.

CDL — C is for a commercial driver’s license to drive any single motor vehicle with a GVWR of 26,000 pounds or less, or a vehicle designed to carry 16 or more passengers, including the driver, or hazardous materials.

Endorsements

Mark the appropriate box to determine any endorsements. You may select:

  • Hazardous
  • Tank (N)
  • Passenger (P)
  • Doubles/Triples (T)

Full Legal Name

Enter your full name in the following format: First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, and Suffix.

AK License/permit/ ID number

Enter your Alaska driver’s license or permit or identification number if applicable.

Date of Birth

Enter your birthdate.

Sex

Enter your sex (Male or Female).

Height

Enter your height in feet and inches.

Weight

Enter your weight.

Hair Color

Enter the natural color of your hair.

Eye Color

Enter the natural color of your eyes.

Place of Birth

Enter your birthplace. Indicate the name of the city, state, and country if other than the U.S.

Social Security Number

Enter your Social Security number.

Mailing Address

Enter your complete mailing address. Indicate the name of the city, state, and ZIP code.

This address will be seen on your license, permit, or ID card.

Residence Address

Enter your complete residential address. Indicate the name of the city, state, and ZIP code.

This address should be a physical location and not a P.O. Box or Mail Receiving Station address.

Email

Enter your active email address.

Phone #

Enter your active phone number.

Veteran

For each item, mark “Yes” if the statement is true, “No” if not, or N/A if not applicable.

  1. I declare myself an honorably discharged US Armed Forces veteran and authorize DMV to send my personal information to the Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs to provide benefits to me.
  2. I have a US Armed Forces honorable discharge and wish to have a veteran designation placed/retained on my license.

Organ Donor

Mark “Yes” if the statement is true, or “No” if not.

  • Would you like to be an organ donor with a designator displayed on your license/ID card?

If you are willing to donate, enter a specific amount in dollars.

  • Would you like to donate $1 or more to the anatomical gift awareness fund? If so, how much?

Voter Registration

If you are not a US citizen, you may proceed to the next section.

For each item, mark “Yes” if the statement is true, or “No” if not.

  1. Are you a U.S. Citizen?
  2. Would you like to register to vote or make changes to your voter registration?

You must provide an Alaska residence address to become a registered voter of Alaska.

  1. Have you been convicted of a felony?
  2. Have you been unconditionally discharged from your felony?
  3. Would you like your residence address kept confidential?

Your residence address must be different than your mailing address to be kept confidential.

Previous Names

Enter any previous or maiden names by which you have been known.

Driver License Questions

If you are applying for an ID card, you may proceed to the next section.

  • Enter any states where you have ever held a permit, license, or ID card.
  • Have your driving privileges ever been suspended or revoked or your application for license refused?

Mark Yes if the statement is true; otherwise, mark No.

If you answered “Yes”, enter the state, date, and reason.

  • Within the past 5 years, have you had a medical condition or impairment, mental or physical disorder, seizure, or any other health problems that could affect your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle?

If you have experienced the abovementioned scenario, select “Yes.” If not, select “No.”

If you answered “Yes”, enter your explanation.

  • Within the last five years, have you had three or more alcohol or drug-related convictions?

If you have experienced the abovementioned scenario, select “Yes.” If not, select “No.”

If you answered “Yes” on this question, you must provide physician verification that the problem is under control or proof of completion of a rehabilitative treatment program.

Commercial Drivers Only

Must be answered by Yes or No.

  • Are you domiciled (permanent residence) in the State of Alaska?

Signature

Provide your signature in front of a DMV representative.

Date

Enter the date you signed the form.

LOGIN ID/Office Number

Enter your login ID or office number.

Where to submit the Alaska Driver’s License Application form?

Step 1

You may submit the Alaska Driver’s License completed form to your local DMV office.

Step 2

Bring legal documents to verify the following:

  • Legal name, date of birth, and citizenship
  • Bring one primary and one secondary document.
  • Principal residence
  • Social Security Number
    • If you don’t have a Social Security Number, provide documentation from the Social Security Administration to verify that you have not been issued a number.
  • Proof of name change (if you changed your name)
  • Immigration status documents (for non-U.S. citizens)

Step 3

Pass the vision test.

Step 4

Pass the written knowledge test.

Step 5

Pass the alcohol and drug awareness knowledge test.

Step 6

Pay the road test fee.

Step 7

Pass the road test.

Step 8

Pay the license fee.

For future developments and the latest information regarding the Alaska Driver’s License Application form and its instructions, go to the official website of the Alaska DMV.

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