✅ Updated October 2022

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

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


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

  • Proof of identity
    • U.S. passport (valid or expired less than 10 years) OR
    • U.S. birth certificate (original or certified copy)
  • Proof of Social Security number
    • Social Security card OR
    • W-2 form with your full name and at least partial Social Security number
  • Proof of residency in Georgia (2 forms of proof required)
    • Utility bill dated within prior 2 years
    • Financial statement dated within prior 2 years
    • School attendance certificate
  • Out-of-state driver’s license (valid or expired less than 2 years ago) OR a certified driving record (if license has been lost)
  • $32 payment for Class C driver’s license (valid for 8 years)


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

  • Step 1: Visit your nearest DDS Customer Service Center (optional: make an appointment!)
    • Submit the required documents & ID
    • Pass the vision test
    • Have your photo taken
    • Submit payment
    • Receive a temporary driver’s license
  • Step 2: Receive your Georgia Class C driver’s license via U.S. mail


Caveats and Exceptions to Transferring your Driver License to Georgia

  • Need a REAL ID?  Then visit our Georgia REAL ID page to find out what is required.

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