Ultimate Guide to Transferring your Driver License to Ohio


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

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

  • Proof of Identity (Your full legal name, Date of birth)
  • Social Security Number
  • Choose appropriate documents from this list.
  • Legal presence in the US
  • Ohio street address (2 documents)
  • Your receipt confirmation number (will be given to you at the exam station)

What You’ll Need To Do

  1. Visit your nearest BMV office.
  2. Submit the required documents & ID.
  3. Pass the vision test.
  4. Pass the written test.
  5. Have your photo taken.
  6. Submit payment.
  7. Receive a temporary driver’s license.
  8. Receive your Ohio Class D driver’s license via U.S. mail
Need to transfer your driver license to Ohio?

Caveats and Exceptions

  • Under age 21? Then your Ohio driver’s license will expire on your 21st birthday.

Contact Information

(844) 644-6268 (available Monday-Friday, 7:00am-5:30pm; Saturday 8:00am-1:45pm)

Bureau of Motor Vehicles

PO Box 16520

Columbus, Ohio 43216-6520

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