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There are a lot of people that move out of their original state, whether it is for a change of scenery, to be closer to family, or for employment. In these cases, there are steps to take in relocation, which often includes a visit to the DMV in order to get your driver’s status under control for that new state. All states have different methods, but most are going to require that you transfer your out-of-statelicense to your new state’s license, which could include a few steps that are found in the new license process.
- Complete your written exam.
- Complete vision exam.
- Pay appropriate licensing fees.
- Complete appropriate application for new license.
- Sometimes even retake driver’s road exam.
In many states, you are given the chance to skip the road exam as long as your out-of-state driver’s license hasn’t yet expired or been deemed invalid. This can save a great deal of time and even a bit of money when you are getting your new license in the state you moved to.
If you are moving to a new state, the best thing to do is visit the state’s DMV official website or call the DMV on the phone to see what regulations are in place for new drivers from out-of-state. Almost all states have a time limit within which you must get a transferred license to the new state, whether you have to complete the beginner’s license phase or just have to prove you held a license and retake the written and vision exam.
Either way, you want to be sure that you properly transfer your driver’s license as there can be penalties for not doing so. If you are found to have an out-of-state license but are a resident of the state, you could be penalized with fines, as well as be directed to the closest DMV to get your state’s driver’s license before you are able to drive again. The case is different for every state, but the point is that you have to be sure what your state requires, and be sure that you meet these requirements in their entirety. If you don’t the penalties are just not worth it and can compromise your driving record.
To get a new driver’s license in your new state, visit the DMV in person and complete the appropriate process as detailed in that state. Also be sure to grab a driver’s manual as your new state’s driving rules could be much different and this manual will help out when completing your tests.