To transition from a Provisional Driver's License (PDL) to a full driver's license in Louisiana, the individual must fulfill certain requirements, which may include passing driving tests, paying applicable fees, and resolving any outstanding issues that may have led to the initial suspension or revocation of their license. To see the issues that are on your driving record causing the blocks, go to www.ExpressLane.org - "Drivers", "Personal Driver's Licenses", "Official Driving Record." You will need to enter your Louisiana Class "E" driver's license number and the last four digits of your social security number.
This may not list all the things blocking your license. Typical issues that can block your license include unresolved traffic tickets or misdemeanor charges - including out-of-state tickets, child support debt, and lapses in insurance on any vehicle registered in your name.
Before the OMV clears a block for an unpaid traffic citation issued in another state, you must provide written proof that the obligation or debt has been satisfied. For example, if you pay off a traffic fine or fee, you should get a paid receipt for the citation. This is usually referred to as a "reinstatement letter" or a "compliance letter." You should bring a copy of that written proof to the OMV.
Once you resolve the issues that caused the revocation/cancellation of your license, you will apply for a permanent driver's license and pay reinstatement fees as well as a license fee. You must pay all OMV reinstatement fees that accrued before or during your incarceration.
When your PDL expires, you might be eligible to pay for OMV fees in an installment plan. If you qualify, the OMV can help you to set one up. For more information about installment plans, go to: www.expresslane.org/drivers/installment-payment-plan-agreements/eligibility/.