Here's the ultimate guide to transferring your out-of-state license to a New York driver license. This is specifically if you have a US driver's license from another state and want to change it to New York driver license. If you have a driver license from another country, check out getting a driver's license in New York.
What You’ll Need to Transfer your Driver License to New York
- Completed Application for Driver License or Non-Driver ID Card (Form MV-44)
- Proof of identity and birth date, in accordance with NYS point system for identification (NYS identification point system)
- Social Security card OR letter of ineligibility from the Social Security Administration plus completed I-94 Form
- Out-of-state driver’s license
- Payment for applicable fees (determined based on age and location; view the fee schedule here)
What You’ll Need To Do
Step 1: Make an appointment to visit your nearest DMV office.
- Submit the required documents and identification.
- Pass a vision test.
- Submit payment.
- Receive a temporary, non-photo driver’s license.
Step 2: Receive your new Class D NY driver’s license via U.S. mail in about two weeks.
Caveats and Exceptions
Did your out-of-state license expire more than a year ago? Then you will need to apply for a new NY driver’s license.