Transfer Out-of-State Driver's License/ID

This requirement covers non-commercial driver's licenses and ID cards. Commercial drivers, please visit Transfer Out-of-State Commercial Driver's License.

Basic Requirements

  1. Applicant must be at least 18 years old or 17 years old with an equivalent Class C driver's license.
  2. You must visit a DDS Customer Service Center.
  3. Your License Status:
    • If your out-of-state license is a valid license and has not expired over 2 years:
      • You must surrender your current license. 
      • You must take and pass a vision exam.
      • If you surrender your license, you will not need to take the written knowledge test and road test.
    • If your out-of-state license has expired more than 2 years:
      • You will be required to take and pass the written knowledge, road, and vision exams.
      • You must provide a certified copy of your driving record or motor vehicle report (MVR) from the state that issued the card. All licensing information from the issuing state must be included in the letter or driving record.
    • If your out-of-state license was lost or stolen and you do not have the out-of-state driver's license in your possession:
      • You will be required to take and pass a vision exam. 
      • You must provide a certified copy of your driving record or motor vehicle report (MVR) from the state that issued the card. All licensing information from the issuing state must be included in the letter or driving record.

Drivers from US Territories

Documents Required

  • Documentation showing your identity, residential address, full social security number, and U.S. citizenship or proof of lawful status in the United States. Please refer to Real ID Requirements for more information.
  • Your current out-of-state driver's license.
  • Your MVR, if required.
    • The MVR must be dated within the last 30 days.
    • DDS does not accept uncertified copies of driver history reports printed from websites, but a fax may be sent to the DDS directly from the other state agency.

All documents must be in English.

At your visit

  • Your social security number will be verified with the Social Security Administration and personal information must be consistent with both Agencies to be issued a driver's license.
  • Be prepared to take a photo.
  • Be prepared to pay fees.  See  FEES and TERMS for more information.