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Ultimate Guide to Transferring your Driver License to Texas


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Moving to Texas from another U.S. state, territory, Canadian province, or other qualifying country, and need to transfer your driver's license? We've simplified the process into two categories — what documents you'll need, and the next five steps to complete the process. For international license holders, visit our Texas driver's license page.

Here's the ultimate guide for transferring your driver's license to Texas.

What You’ll Need to Transfer Your Out-of-State Driver License to Texas

New Texas residents can legally drive with a valid, unexpired driver license for up to 90 days. After this grace period, new Texas residents must transfer their license, in person at any DMV. Here's a list of what to bring to help streamline the process:

  • A valid, out-of-state driver's license.
  • Completed Application for Driver License, or Identification Card (Form DL-14A).
  • Proof of identity (accepted documents).
  • Proof of Texas residency (accepted documents).
  • Driver's with vehicles — proof of Texas vehicle registration and vehicle insurance.
  • Driver's without vehicles — a signed affidavit affirming you do not own a vehicle.

What You’ll Do to Transfer Your Out-of-State Driver License to Texas

Your next steps to transferring your out-of-state driver's license to Texas include:

  • Finding the nearest Texas DMV office, and making an appointment.
  • Submit the required documents and identification (see previous list).
  • Pay a $25 fee to transfer a Class C driver’s license, with cash, money order, or credit card.
  • Surrender your out-of-state driver’s license.
  • Receive a temporary driver’s license receipt.

Be sure to carry your temporary license on your person when driving until you receive your permanent license — delivered via U.S. mail within three weeks.

Need Help Transferring Your License to Texas?

Need help booking your in-person license transfer appointment with the DMV? Let Skip’s DMV Appointment Service find you an appointment in a matter of days — not weeks.

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