Apply For A New GA License

An out-of-state license is defined as one issued by one of the other 49 states and the District of Columbia. You must apply for a Georgia Driver's License within 30 days of becoming a Georgia resident.  All Customer Service Centers can transfer an out-of-state license to a Georgia Driver's License or ID.

If you are an existing GA resident, applying for a license for the 1st time, please view the requirements for a Class C License.

Please select the item that best fits your current license or permit:

  • Transfer an Out-of-State Driver's License
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  • Transfer an Out-of-State Learner's Permit for a Georgia Learner's Permit

    An out-of-state license is defined as one issued by one of the other 49 states and the District of Columbia.

    Basic Requirements:

    1. A person surrendering an out-of-state Learner's Permit must meet all the licensing requirements for a Georgia Learner's Permit.  For example:
      • Georgia law requires that a teen hold a permit for one year and one day before being issued a driver's license.  Time will be counted for the out-of-state permit.
      • Please view the Georgia Teen Driver page for more information on drivers under the age of 18.
    2. If you are transferring a Non-Commercial Learner's permit, you will not be required to re-test.
    3. You will be required to take and pass a vision exam.

     

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  • Exchange an Out-of-State Commercial License (CDL) for a Georgia CDL License
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  • Non-US Citizen applying for a Georgia License

    View Information for non-US Citizens for more details.

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  • Have a Driver's License From Another Country

    View Drivers From Other Nations for more details.

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  • Have a Driver's License or ID from a US Territory
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