Ultimate Guide to Transferring your Driver License to Mississippi

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

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

  • A completed, signed Driver’s License Application Form (Form DL-41)
  • Your out-of-state driver’s license
  • Social Security Card
  • 2 Proofs of Residency
  • Certified Birth Certificate (No photocopies Accepted)
  • Valid immigration papers and passport, Permanent resident card,  or I-94 and passport (non-US citizens)
  • Payment for driver license fee - cash, credit, or debit card only

What You’ll Need To Do

Step 1: Visit any Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office locations.

Step 2: Submit all the required documents.

Step 3: Surrender your out-of-state license - If your out-of-state license has been lost, you must get an Affidavit of Inability to Surrender form from the driver license office and have your signature notarized.

Step 4: Pass the vision exam.

Step 5: Have your picture taken.

Step 5: Pay the required fees.

Step 6: You will receive your regular driver’s license in the mail in about a week and will be valid for 4 years.

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Caveats and Exceptions

  • You must transfer your out-of-state driver's license to the state within 60 days of arrival
  • A Mississippi DMV agent will verify your driving record before issuing your new driver's license
  • If you have a valid out-of-state license, you are no longer required to take a written or skills test
  • If your license is expired for more than 30 days, you will be asked to take the computerized test

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