✅ Updated April 2021

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Ultimate guide to transferring your out-of-state driver's license to Arkansas

Here's the ultimate guide to transferring your out-of-state license to Arkansas. We've simplified the entire process for you so you can save time. This page is geared toward people who've moved to Arkansas but have a driver's license from another US state.

What You’ll Need to Transfer your Out-of-State Driver License to Arkansas

  • Your Out-of-State Driver’s License
  • Proof of legal presence in the U.S.
    • U.S birth Certificate
    • Valid U.S. Passport
  • 2 Documents proving your Identity
    • Photo Driver’s license
    • U.S birth certificate
    • Valid passport
    • Vehicle registration or title
    • Health insurance card
  • Social Security Number or an affidavit stating that you do not have an SSN.
  • Payment of $40 for the driver’s license fee

What You’ll Do to Transfer your Out-of-State Driver License to Arkansas

  • Step 1. Visit the revenue office.
  • Step 2. Pass the documents needed. 
  • Step 3. Pass the vision test (optional)
  • Step 4. Wait for your license to be released

Caveats and Exceptions to Transferring your Out-of-State Driver License to Arkansas

  • If your license is current or expired for 31 days or less, you will not need to retake the written and vision exam.
  • If your license has been expired for more than 31 days, you will need to retake the written and vision tests upon application, but not the driving test. 
  • If your license has been expired for more than 1 year, you’ll need to take all three exams: Written exam, Vision exam, and driving test.

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