Apply For A New GA License

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

Existing GA Residents applying for the 1st time:

  • If you are an existing GA resident, applying for a license for the 1st time over the age of 18, please view the requirements for a Class C License
  • If you are an existing GA Resident under the age of 18 applying for the 1st time, please view Teen Drivers for more information. 

New GA Residents

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

  • Transfer an Out-of-State Driver's License

    View Transferring an Out-of-State License or ID for more information.

  • 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:

    • 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 Drivers page for more information on drivers under the age of 18.
    • If you are transferring a Non-Commercial Learner's permit, you will not be required to re-test.
    • You will be required to take and pass a vision exam.


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

    View Information for non-US Citizens for more details.

  • Have a Driver's License From Another Country

    View Drivers From Other Nations for more details.

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