Transferring Your License: A State-by-State, Step-by-Step Guide

by Jim Thompson | Last Updated: June 24, 2021

Been transferred? Experienced a life changing event? Or were you just ready for a change of scenery?

There are many reasons why someone might pick up roots and move to a new state. But unless your goal is to completely escape civilization, you’re probably going to want to drive when you get there.

Transferring your license to a new state doesn’t have to be an ordeal. In general, the steps required follow this pattern:

You can find state specific information at the bottom of this article.

As long as you hold a valid drivers license from your old home state, you should have no trouble transferring your license over to your new home state. As with anything, there will be hoops to jump through but they aren’t very high, and none of them are on fire. Besides the requirements listed above, there may also be a vision test, so don’t forget your glasses.

There’s also a good chance that you will have to take the written license test for your new state. This only makes sense as some rules of the road may be different there, and the new state wants to be sure that you know them. This means reading through the state’s driving manual to make sure you know what’s the same and what is different. After all, your new state doesn’t want you getting tickets any more than you do.

What if Your License is Expired?

If you have an expired license, you won’t be able to transfer your license to the new state. Instead, you will have to go through the whole licensing process again. It may save you a step or two to renew your current state license before going through the transfer process. This extra effort may well be worth it, even if it does mean a trip back to your old state again and some time at the DMV.

We have listed the requirements to transfer your license to any state in the Union below. We apologize in advance for those of you moving to Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming, as you have a LOT of scrolling to do!

Don’t Forget These, Either

Besides transferring your license, you will also need to update the registration and title of your automobile. In many states, this can be done at the same time that you are transferring your license. If you volunteered to be an organ or tissue donor in your home state, this would also be a great time to choose this option again in your new one. If you weren’t a registered donor before, this would be a great time to consider it. Many DMV offices also offer new residents the convenience of updating their voter registration, another task you will certainly want to mark off your to-do list after your move.

BTW, if a new teen driver is moving with you…

Transferring Your License to Any State

Find Information for Your New State

AlabamaHawaiiMassachusettsNew MexicoSouth Dakota
AlaskaIdahoMichiganNew YorkTennessee
ArizonaIllinoisMinnesotaNorth CarolinaTexas
ArkansasIndianaMississippiNorth DakotaUtah
CaliforniaIowaMissouriOhioVermont
ColoradoKansasMontanaOklahomaVirginia
ConnecticutKentuckyNebraskaOregonWashington
DelawareLouisianaNevadaPennsylvaniaWest Virginia
FloridaMaineNew HampshireRhode IslandWisconsin
GeorgiaMarylandNew JerseySouth CarolinaWyoming
Alabama License

Alabama 

Transferring your out-of-state license to Alabama is easy, and it will all begin at your local Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) office

What you’ll need to bring them:

The ALEA website provides a list of acceptable identity and residence documents.

What they’ll take from you:

By the way, when I say money, I mean money. The Alea office doesn’t take checks. They will take your credit card but, since they will charge you a 4% processing fee, you may want to drop by the ATM on your way.

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local ALEA office. Alabama only gives you 30 days to get your transfer done.

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Alabama.

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Alaska driver license

Alaska

Transferring your out-of-state license to Alaska is easy, and it will all begin at your local Alaska DMV office

What you’ll need to bring them:

The AK DMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residence documents.

What they’ll take from you:

You will also be required to take the Alaska written driving knowledge test. Passing the exam shouldn’t be too tough if you’ve been driving for a while; after all, a stop sign is a stop sign no matter where you are. But you might want to take a peek at the Alaska driver manual just in case.

Once you settled in, you don’t necessarily have to rush down to the DMV, but you will still have only 90 days to get your transfer done.

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Alaska.

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Arizona license

Arizona 

Transferring your out-of-state license to Arizona is easy, and it will all begin at your local Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division (ADOT MVD) office or a state-authorized third-party service provider.

What you’ll need to bring them:

The ADOT MVD website provides a list of acceptable identity and residence documents.

Unless the license from your current state is expired, you won’t be required to take the written knowledge test. However, you may be required to take a vision test.

Once you get settled in, you’ll want to hustle down to your local ADOT office. Arizona expects you to get your license Transferred immediately after arrival. While you probably won’t get cited for it, you are technically out of compliance if you have driven in Arizona for even one day with a license from another state. You can walk in for your appointment or visit AZMVDNow.gov  to schedule online.

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Arizona.

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Arkansas License

Arkansas

Transferring your out-of-state license to Arkansas is easy, and it will all begin at your local Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration Driver Control office.

Be prepared to surrender your current license and to take a vision exam. If your current license has been expired more than 31 days, you’ll be required to take the Arkansas written driving exam. If your license has been expired more than a year, you will also be required to take a driving test.

You can also take care of getting your car registered at this visit. Just make sure to have proof of insurance with you. 

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local driver control office. Arkansas only gives you 30 days to get your transfer done.

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Arkansas.

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California Drivers license

California

Transferring your out-of-state license to California is easy, and it will all begin at your local California Department of Motor Vehicles office. You’ll need to make an appointment before you go.

What you’ll need to bring them:

You will be required to take the California written knowledge exam, but you shouldn’t find that too tough. After all, a stop sign is a stop sign no matter where you drive, right? If you want, you could take a quick shot at the CA DMV practice test

What they’ll take from you:

Once you settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local DMV office. California only gives you 10 days to get your transfer done.

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to California.

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Colorado License

Colorado

Transferring your out-of-state license to Colorado is easy, and it will all begin at your local Colorado Drivers License office.

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Colorado Department of Revenue website provides a list of acceptable identity and residence documents.

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local Drivers License office. Colorado only gives you 30 days to get your transfer done.

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Colorado.

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Connecticut license

Connecticut

Transferring your out-of-state license to Connecticut is easy, and it will all begin by making an appointment at your local Connecticut DMV office.

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Connecticut DMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residence documents.

What they’ll take from you:

Somewhat confusingly, acceptable forms of payment vary by location and, if they do take checks, you’ll need two to pay the separate fees. 

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your DMV office. Connecticut only gives you 60 days to get your transfer done. 

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Connecticut.

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Delaware license

Delaware

Transferring your out-of-state license to Delaware is easy, and it will all begin at your local Delaware DMV office.

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Delaware DMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residence documents.

The DMV also reserves the right to administer a driving and/or vision test but probably won’t if your current license is in good standing.

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your DMV office. Delaware only gives you 60 days to get your transfer done.

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Delaware.

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Florida Driver License

Florida

Transferring your out-of-state license to Florida is easy, and it will all begin at your local Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle office.

Florida makes the process very easy. All you’ll need to do is visit your closest license facility, surrender your license and pay the applicable fees

In a few circumstances, you may be required to take a written and/or driving test, but it’s rare. You will, however, have to take a vision test.

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your DMV office. Florida only gives you 30 days to get your transfer done. You’ll want to move even faster than that to get new insurance for your vehicle because Florida only gives you 10 days to get that done.

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Florida.

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Georgia Drivers license

Georgia

Transferring your out-of-state license to Georgia is easy, and it will all begin at your local Georgia Department of Driver Services office. Before heading out to the office, you should start the online application process.

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Georgia DMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residence documents.

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your DMV office. Georgia only gives you 30 days to get your transfer done.

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Georgia.

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Hawaii drivers license

Hawaii

Transferring your out-of-state license to Hawaii only requires a little give and take.

What you’ll need to give them:

The Hawaii county website provides a list of acceptable identity and residence documents.

What they’ll take from you:

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Hawaii.

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Idaho Drivers license

Idaho

Transferring your out-of-state license to Idaho is easy, and it will all begin at your local county DMV office

Transferring your out-of-state license to Idaho will require you to pass their Class D written exam. This shouldn’t be too stressful as stop signs in Idaho look like stop signs anywhere else. With a quick look at the Idaho driver manual, you should be good to go.

If you have arrived in Idaho with a license expired more than 25 months, you will also be required to take a road skills test.

What you’ll need to bring them:

You’ll find a list of acceptable identity and residence documents In the Idaho driver manual.

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your DMV office. Idaho only gives you 90 days to get your transfer done.

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Idaho.

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Illinois license

Illinois

Transferring your out-of-state license to Illinois is easy, and it will all begin at your local Secretary of State office

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Illinois SOS website provides a list of acceptable identity and residence documents.

You will also be required to pass a written driving exam and, in rare cases, a driving test. A quick peek at the Illinois driver manual should be all you’ll need to pass the written test. After all, a stop sign is a stop sign no matter where you drive, right?

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your DMV office. Illinois only gives you 90 days to get your transfer done.

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Illinois.

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Indiana Drivers license

Indiana

Transferring your out-of-state license to Indiana is easy, and it will all begin at your local Indiana BMV office

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Indiana BMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

If your current license is expired when you arrive in Indiana, you will be required to pass a written driving exam. A quick peek at the Indiana driver manual should be all you’ll need to pass the written test. After all, a stop sign is a stop sign no matter where you drive, right? You could also take a shot at the practice exam on the Bureau of Motor Vehicles website.

If your out-of-state license has been expired for three years, you will also be required to pass a driving test. 

What they’ll take from you:

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Indiana.

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Iowa Drivers license

Iowa

Transferring your out-of-state license to Iowa is easy, and it will all begin at your local Iowa Department of Transportation office

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Iowa DOT website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

Transferring your license to Iowa will also require you to pass a written knowledge exam and a driving test. As for the written exam, a quick peek at the Iowa driver manual should be all you’ll need to pass it. After all, a stop sign is a stop sign no matter where you drive, right? 

What they’ll take from you:

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Iowa.

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Kansas Drivers license

Kansas

Transferring your out-of-state license to Kansas is easy, and it will all begin at your local Kansas Department of Revenue, Division of Vehicles office

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Kansas BMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

If your current license is expired (less than a year) when you arrive, you will be required to pass a written driving exam. A quick peek at the Kansas driver manual should be all you’ll need to pass the written test. After all, a stop sign is a stop sign no matter where you drive, right?

If your out-of-state license has been expired for more than one year, you will also be required to pass a driving test. 

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your DMV office. Kansas only gives you 90 days to get your transfer done.

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Kansas.

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Kentucky Drivers license

Kentucky

Transferring your out-of-state license to Kentucky is easy, and it will all begin at your local Circuit Court Clerk’s office or a Driver Licensing Regional Office

What you’ll need to bring them:

For more information regarding acceptable proof, please contact the Circuit Court Clerk’s office in the Kentucky county of residence.

If your current license is expired (less than a year) when you arrive, you will be required to pass a vision test and a written driving exam. A quick peek at the Kentucky driver manual should be all you’ll need to pass the written test. After all, a stop sign is a stop sign no matter where you drive, right?

If your out-of-state license has been expired for more than one year, you will also be required to pass a driving test. 

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your Circuit Court Clerk or Driver Licensing Regional Office. Kentucky only gives you 30 days to get your transfer done.

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Kentucky.

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Louisiana drivers license

Louisiana

Transferring your out-of-state license to Louisiana is easy, and it will all begin at your local Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles location. 

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Louisiana OMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

If your current license is expired (less than a year) when you arrive, you will be required to pass a vision test and a written driving exam. A quick peek at the Louisiana driver manual should be all you’ll need to pass the written test. After all, a stop sign is a stop sign no matter where you drive, right?

If your out-of-state license has been expired for more than one year, you will also be required to pass a driving test. 

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local OMV office. Louisiana only gives you 30 days to get your transfer done. 

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Louisiana.

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Maine Drivers license

Maine

Transferring your out-of-state license to Maine is easy, and it will all begin at your local Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles location. 

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Maine OMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

If your current license is expired (less than a year) when you arrive, you will be required to pass a vision test and a written driving exam. A quick peek at the Maine driver manual should be all you’ll need to pass the written test. After all, a stop sign is a stop sign no matter where you drive, right? The site also offers a helpful practice test.

If your out-of-state license has been expired for more than one year, you will also be required to pass a driving test. 

What they’ll take from you:

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Maine.

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Maryland Drivers license

Maryland

Transferring your out-of-state license to Maryland is easy, and it will all begin at your local Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration office. 

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Maryland MVA website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

If your current license has been expired for more than a year when you arrive, you will also be required to pass Maryland’s written driving exam. A quick peek at the Maryland driver manual should be all you’ll need to pass the written test. After all, a stop sign is a stop sign no matter where you drive, right?

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local MVA office. Maryland only gives you 60 days to get your transfer done. 

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Maryland.

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Massachusetts Drivers license

Massachusetts

Transferring your out-of-state license to Massachusetts is easy, and it will all begin at your local Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles office. You can start your application online

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Massachusetts RMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

If your current license has been expired for more than a year when you arrive, you will be required to pass the state’s written and road tests. As far as the written driving exam is concerned, a quick peek at the Massachusetts driver manual should be all you’ll need to pass the written test. After all, a stop sign is a stop sign no matter where you drive, right?

What they’ll take from you:

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Massachusetts.

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Michigan Drivers license

Michigan

Transferring your out-of-state license to Michigan is easy, and it will all begin at your local Michigan  Secretary of State office. 

What you’ll need to bring them:

What they’ll take from you:

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Michigan.

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Minnesota Drivers license

Minnesota

Transferring your out-of-state license to Minnesota is easy, and it will all begin at your local Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services office. 

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Minnesota RMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

Every driver new to Minnesota is required to take the state’s written knowledge test. Not to worry; a quick peek at the Minnesota driver manual should be all you’ll need to pass the written test. After all, a stop sign is a stop sign no matter where you drive, right?

If your current license has been expired for more than a year when you arrive, you will be required to pass the state’s road skills test.

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local DVS office. Minnesota only gives you 60 days to get your transfer done. 

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Minnesota.

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Mississippi Drivers license

Mississippi

Transferring your out-of-state license to Mississippi is easy, and it will all begin at your local Mississippi Department of Public Safety office. 

What you’ll need to bring them:

Depending on the status of your current license, written and skills tests may be waived.

What they’ll take from you:

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Mississippi.

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Missouri Drivers license

Missouri

Transferring your out-of-state license to Missouri is easy, and it will all begin at your local Missouri Department of Revenue office

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Missouri DOR website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

If you arrive in Missouri with a valid, current drivers license (or one that is expired 184 days or less), Missouri skills and written tests will be waived. All applicants are required to pass the Missouri road sign recognition and vision tests.

What they’ll take from you:

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Missouri.

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Montana Drivers license

Montana

Transferring your out-of-state license to Montana is easy, and it will all begin at your local Montana Department of Justice Drivers License Station.

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Montana DOJ website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

Depending on the status of your out-of-state license, you may also be required to take Minnesota’s knowledge and/or driving skills test.

What they’ll take from you:

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Montana.

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Nebraska drivers license

Nebraska

Transferring your out-of-state license to Nebraska is easy, and it will all begin at your local Nebraska driver’s licensing location

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Nebraska DMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

If you arrive in Nebraska with an unexpired license, you may be required to take a driving skills test at the discretion of driver licensing staff. If unable to surrender your out-of-state license, the written and drive tests will be required. If you present an expired driver’s license that is less than one year expired, the driving test may be waived. 

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local DMV office. Nebraska only gives you 30 days to get your transfer done. 

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Nebraska.

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Nevada Drivers license

Nevada

Transferring your out-of-state license to Nevada is easy, and it will all begin at your local Nevada DMV office

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Nevada DMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

If any of the following conditions exist, you will be required to take the Nevada written knowledge test:

What they’ll take from you:

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Nevada.

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New Hampshire Drivers license

New Hampshire

Transferring your out-of-state license to New Hampshire is easy, and it will all begin at your local New Hampshire DMV office. You’ll want to make an appointment.

What you’ll need to bring them:

The New Hampshire DMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

If your out-of-state license has been lost or stolen, you must provide written verification that you have a valid drivers license from another state. You can obtain your license verification by asking the state where you last held a one to complete a Verification of Out of State License form. 

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local DVS office. New Hampshire only gives you 60 days to get your transfer done. 

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to New Hampshire.

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New Jersey Drivers license

New Jersey

Transferring your out-of-state license to New Jersey is easy; it all begins with making an appointment at a New Jersey motor vehicle license center

What you’ll need to bring them:

If you arrive in New Jersey with a current, unexpired license, the state’s written knowledge and driving skills tests will be waived. 

What they’ll take from you:

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to New Jersey.

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New Mexico drivers license

New Mexico

Transferring your out-of-state license to New Mexico is easy, and it will all begin at your local New Mexico MVD Express office. You can start by making an appointment.

What you’ll need to bring them:

What they’ll take from you:

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to New Mexico.

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New York Drivers license

New York

Transferring your out-of-state license to New York is easy, and it will all begin at your local New York DMV office

What you’ll need to bring them:

The New York DMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

Your out-of-state license must:

You cannot exchange your license if it is:

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local DVS office. New York only gives you 30 days to get your transfer done.

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to New York.

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North Carolina Drivers license

North Carolina

Transferring your out-of-state license to North Carolina is easy, and it will all begin at your local North Carolina DMV office. You’ll want to start by making an appointment.

What you’ll need to bring them:

What they’ll take from you:

A few more details from the NCDMV website—

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local DVS office. North Carolina only gives you 60 days to get your transfer done. 

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to North Carolina.

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North Dakota drivers license

North Dakota

Transferring your out-of-state license to North Dakota is easy, and it will all begin by making an appointment at your local North Dakota Department of Transportation office. 

What you’ll need to bring them:

The North Dakota DOT website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

What they’ll take from you:

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to North Dakota.

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ohio drivers license

Ohio

Transferring your out-of-state license to Ohio is easy, and it will all begin with a visit to an Ohio deputy registrar license agency.

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Ohio BMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

If you arrive in Ohio with an expired out-of-state license, you will be required to pass a vision screening and a knowledge test at a driver examination station.

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local DVS office. Ohio only gives you 30 days to get your transfer done. 

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Ohio.

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Oklahoma Drivers license

Oklahoma

Transferring your out-of-state license to Oklahoma is easy, and it will all begin with a visit to your local Oklahoma Driver Exam Site

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Oklahoma DPS website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

If you arrive in Oklahoma with an expired license, you will be required to take the state’s written knowledge and driving skills tests. Not to worry; a quick peek at the Oklahoma driver manual should be all you’ll need to pass the written test. After all, a stop sign is a stop sign no matter where you drive, right?

If your current license has been expired for more than a year when you arrive, you will be required to pass the state’s road skills test.

What they’ll take from you:

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Oklahoma.

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Oregon Drivers license

Oregon

Transferring your out-of-state license to Oregon is easy, and it will all begin with making an appointment at a DMV office.

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Oregon DPS website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local DMV office. Oregon only gives you 30 days to get your transfer done.  

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Oregon.

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Pennsylvania Drivers license

Pennsylvania

Transferring your out-of-state license to Pennsylvania is easy, and it will all begin at your local Pennsylvania Driver License Center

What you’ll need to bring them:

The PennDOT website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local PennDOT office. Pennsylvania only gives you 60 days to get your transfer done. 

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Pennsylvania.

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Rhode Island drivers license

Rhode Island

Transferring your out-of-state license to Rhode Island is easy, and it will all begin at your local Rhode Island Driver License Center

What you’ll need to bring them:

The RI DMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

If your out-of-state license has been expired for more than five years, you must apply for the Instruction Permit by taking the computerized knowledge exam at the Cranston DMV headquarters and a road test.

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local DVS office. Rhode Island only gives you 30 days to get your transfer done. 

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Rhode Island.

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South Carolina Drivers license

South Carolina

Transferring your out-of-state license to South Carolina is easy, and it will all begin at your local South Carolina DMV office

What you’ll need to bring them:

The SC DMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

If you arrive with an out-of-state license that has been expired for nine months or more, you will be required to pass South Carolina’s written knowledge, driving skills, and vision tests.

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local DVS office. South Carolina only gives you 30 days to get your transfer done. 

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to South Carolina.

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South Dakota drivers license

South Dakota

Transferring your out-of-state license to South Dakota is easy, and it will all begin at your local South Dakota Driver Exam location.

What you’ll need to bring them:

What they’ll take from you:

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to South Dakota.

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Tennessee Drivers license

Tennessee 

Transferring your out-of-state license to Tennessee is easy, and it will all begin at your local Tennessee Driver Service Center.

What you’ll need to bring them:

If you arrive with an out-of-state license that has been expired for six months or more, you will be required to pass Tennessee’s written knowledge, driving skills, and vision tests.

What they’ll take from you:

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Tennessee.

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TX drivers license

Texas 

Transferring your out-of-state license to Texas is easy, and it will all begin at your local Texas DPS office.

What you’ll need to bring them:

*If you do not own a vehicle, you will sign a statement affirming this.

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local DPS office. Texas only gives you 90 days to get your transfer done. 

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Texas.

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Utah drivers license

Utah 

Within 90 days of relocating to Utah, follow these steps to transfer your license.

Step 1: Cancel your current license. You cannot apply for a resident license in Utah if you still have a resident license in any other state.

Step 2: Apply for a resident license at www.sircon.com/utah or www.nipr.com and print out your confirmation.

Step 3: Make a fingerprinting appointment at a Prometric test center by visiting Prometric’s website. Take the confirmation/receipt printout from your application with you to Prometric.

Step 4: Pay the $6 Prometric processing fee, made payable by money order, cashier’s check, company check, Visa, or MasterCard.

Step 5: Send proof of having established Utah residency, within the previous 90 days, via fax (801-538-3830) or as an email attachment to Heidi Petermann at hpeterm[email protected] This can be a copy of your Utah driver’s license, lease/rental agreement/mortgage closing, or major utility bill with the connection dates. Your name is required to be on the form of proof submitted.

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Utah.

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Vermont Drivers license

Vermont

Transferring your out-of-state license to Vermont is easy, and it will all begin at your local Vermont DMV office

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Vermont DMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

IMPORTANT NOTE: A person may not be issued a new license if their privilege to operate a motor vehicle has been suspended, revoked, or refused until it has been reinstated and the person has been officially notified in writing.

A license cannot be issued to a person when the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles has evidence that such person cannot operate a motor vehicle without endangering the other users of the highway.

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local DVS office. Vermont only gives you 60 days to get your transfer done. 

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Vermont.

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Virginia drivers license

Virginia 

Transferring your out-of-state license to Virginia is easy, and it will all begin by making an appointment at your local Virginia DMV service center. 

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Virginia DMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local DVS office. Virginia only gives you 60 days to get your transfer done.

The Virginia transfer process is explained simply and thoroughly in the video below.

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Virginia.

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Washington Drivers license

Washington

Transferring your out-of-state license to Washington is easy, and it will all begin by making an appointment to visit a Washington driver licensing office.

The steps look like this:

Pre-apply online―Pre-apply online and make an appointment. This will create your Washington ID or drivers license number. Some restrictions may apply.

Visit a driver licensing office―Visit an office to finish the application you started online. You must make an appointment to go into the driver licensing office. Bring the following:

At the office, you’ll need to:

You may need to take Washington’s written knowledge and driving skills tests in the following circumstances:

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Washington.

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West Virginia drivers license

West Virginia

Transferring your out-of-state license to West Virginia is easy, and it will all begin at your local West Virginia DMV office

What you’ll need to bring them:

If you have a valid non-expired out-of-state license, you are eligible to transfer the license. If the out-of-state license is expired, you are required to take all examination tests, vision, written, and road skills examination(s) before making application for a driver’s license. You are also required to complete a brief alcohol awareness course.

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local DVS office. West Virginia only gives you 30 days to get your transfer done.

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to West Virginia.

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Wisconsin Drivers license

Wisconsin

Transferring your out-of-state license to Wisconsin is easy, and it will all begin at your local Wisconsin DMV office

What you’ll need to bring them:

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have not held a valid drivers license in more than eight years, you will need to pass a knowledge test, highway sign recognition test, and a driving skills test.

Drivers missing a limb will be required to take a full driving skill test (known as a ‘special exam’ skills test) if they have not previously passed a road test after the limb was lost. Drivers with other physical or medical conditions will also be required to take appropriate tests (‘special exam’ tests, which may include the knowledge and signs tests) if there is a question about their ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you may want to hustle down to your local DVS office. Wisconsin only gives you 60 days to get your transfer done. 

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Wisconsin.

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Wyoming drivers license

Wyoming

Transferring your out-of-state license to Wyoming is easy, and it will all begin at your local Wyoming Department of Transportation office

What you’ll need to bring them:

The Wyoming DMV website provides a list of acceptable identity and residency documents.

What they’ll take from you:

Once you get settled in, you’ll have one year to get your transfer done. 

Check here if you’re looking to transfer your learners permit to Wyoming.

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