✅ Updated October 2020

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

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

 

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

 

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

  • Step 1: Visit your nearest SOS office to apply for your Class O driver’s license
    • Submit the required documents & ID
    • Receive a temporary driver’s license
  • Step 2: Receive your Class O driver’s license via U.S. mail within 3 weeks

 

Caveats and Exceptions to Transfer your driver license to Michigan

  • Did your out-of-state license expire more than 4 years ago?  Then you will need to take the written and road tests.
  • Need a REAL ID?  Then visit our Michigan REAL ID page to find out what is required.

 

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