Ultimate Guide to Transferring your Driver License to Maryland

Here's the ultimate guide to transferring your out-of-state license to a Maryland driver license. This is specifically if you have a US driver's license from another state and want to change it to Maryland driver license. If you have a driver license from another country, check out getting a driver's license in Maryland.

What You’ll Need to Transfer your Out-of-State Driver License to Maryland

  • Current out-of-state driver's license
  • Another form of identification
  • Proof of your Social Security number
  • Proof of your new residence with your new address
  • Payment for a new driver's license: New Resident $42.00 to get into the system; First time to get a Maryland driver’s as a resident ( $72.00 )

What You’ll Need To Do

  1. You must pass a vision test.
  2. If you are exchanging an out-of-state license that has been expired for one (1) year or more, you are required to take the knowledge and skills tests.
  3. If you are new to Maryland you must obtain your driver's license within 60 days.
  4. Visit your local MD DMV office in person with the required documents and also surrender your out-of-state driver's license.
  5. Get your temporary license.
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Caveats and Exception

  • The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) is now printing/mailing one of the most secure driver’s licenses, learner’s permits and identification (ID) cards in the nation.  All cards are now delivered through the mail within 4-7 business days.

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