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 is for if you currently have a US 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
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.