Ultimate Guide to Transferring your Driver License to Florida


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Here's the ultimate guide to transferring your out-of-state license to a Florida license at the Florida DMV. We've simplified the entire process for you so you can save time.

This guide is for you if you currently have a U.S. driver's license from another state. If you have a foreign or international license, see our How to Get a Driver's License in Florida post, as you'll need to take the road test and the written test.

What You’ll Need to Transfer your Driver License to Florida

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of Social Security number
  • Proof of residential address (List of acceptable documents)
  • Out-of-state driver’s license
  • $48 for Class E driver’s license fee

What You’ll Do to Transfer your Florida Driver License

Step 1: Visit your nearest DHSMV office

  • Submit required documents & ID.
  • Pass the vision test.
  • Surrender your out-of-state driver’s license.
  • Submit payment.
  • Receive a temporary driver’s license.

Step 2: Receive your new Class E driver’s license via U.S. mail within 2-4 weeks

Need to Transfer your Driver's License to Florida?

Florida License Transfer Caveats and Exceptions

  • Don’t have a Social Security number?  Then you will need to provide a letter from the Social Security Administration and a secondary proof of identity.
  • Need a REAL ID?  Then visit our Florida REAL ID page to find out what is required.

Other Requirements to Transferring your License to Florida

As a new Florida resident, you must obtain a valid Florida driver license within 30 days of establishing residency to drive on Florida roads.

In addition, you must obtain insurance from a Florida insurance agent that is licensed to sell insurance in Florida in order to title and register your vehicle(s), vessel(s), and mobile home(s) within 10 days of establishing residency.

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