✅ Updated September 2020
Ultimate guide to transferring your out-of-state driver's license to Kentucky
Here's the ultimate guide to transferring your out-of-state license to Kentucky. We've simplified the entire process for you so you can save time. This page is geared toward people who've moved to Kentucky but have a driver license from another US state. If you have an international license, visit our Kentucky driver's license page.
What You’ll Need to Transfer your Out-of-State Driver License to Kentucky
- School Compliance Verification form from school if under 18 years old.
- Driver’s License - ID card Application
- Surrender your out-of-state driver's permit/license.
- Document showing your Kentucky residency.
- Document showing your Social Security Number
- Document showing your Full Name
- Document showing your Birth date (birth certificate)
- Payment for the fee.
What You’ll Do to Transfer your Out-of-State Driver License to Kentucky
- Step 1. Visit your local Circuit County Clerk’s Office in your county of residence.
- Step 2. Submit all the documents needed.
- Step 3. Surrender your out-of-state driver’s permit/license.
- Step 4. Take the written test and vision test if your out-of-state license is expired.
- Step 5. Make payment.
- Step 6. Wait for your license/permit to be issued.
Caveats and Exceptions to Transferring your Out-of-State Driver License to Kentucky
- Individuals moving into Kentucky have 30 days to obtain a Kentucky Driver’s License.
- You must be 16 years old to transfer your driving permit or license to Kentucky.
- If your out-of-state license is valid you are not required to test.
- If your out-of-state license is expired for 1 year or more, you must provide a current driving record or clearance letter from the state you are transferring from.
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