✅ Updated January 2022

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

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



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

All documents must be originals; photocopies not accepted

  • Completed Driver’s License, Learner’s Permit or ID Card Application (Form LIC100)
  • Your out-of-state driver’s license
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful presence and date of birth:
    • Certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate;
    • U.S. passport; OR
    • Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561)
  • Proof of your MA residency:
    • Any RMV-issued document;
    • Lease or mortgage documents dated within 60 days;
    • Federal-, state-, or municipal-issued documents, such as first class mail; OR
    • A medical statement, credit card statement, or utility bill dated within 60 days
  • Proof of your Social Security Number:
    • Social Security card; OR
    • W-2 form
  • $115 for the Class D license fee


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

  • Step 1: Visit your nearest RMV office (optional: make an appointment!)
    • Present the required documents and ID
    • Pay the $115 fee
    • Receive a temporary MA driver’s license
  • Step 2: Receive your new Class D Massachusetts driver’s license via U.S. mail

Caveats and Exceptions

Did your out-of-state license expire more than a year ago?  Then you will need to successfully complete a vision test, written test, and road test.  Get the details here.

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