Ultimate Guide to Transferring your Driver License to Virginia


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

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

  • Completed Driver’s License and Identification Card Application (Form DL 1P)
  • Proof of identity, Social Security number, legal presence in U.S., and residency in Virginia
  • Complete list of acceptable documents
  • Out-of-state driver’s license
  • $32 for Class D driver’s license (valid for 8 years)

What You’ll Need To Do

  1. Visit your nearest DMV office (optional: make an appointment!).
  • Submit the required documents & ID.
  • Pass the vision test.
  • Surrender your out-of-state driver’s license.
  • Submit payment.
  • Receive a temporary driver’s license.

2.  Receive your Virginia Class D driver’s license via U.S. mail.

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