✅ Updated September 2020

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

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

 

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

  • Proof of identity
  • Out-of-state driver’s license
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship OR legal presence in U.S.
  • Payment for required fees
    • $24 for Class D driver’s license fee
    • $10 for license transfer fee

 

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

  • Step 1: Visit your nearest MVC office (optional: make an appointment!)
    • Submit the required documents & ID
    • Pass the vision test
    • Surrender your out-of-state driver’s license
    • Submit payment
    • Receive a temporary driver’s license
  • Step 2: Receive your New Jersey Class D driver’s license via U.S. mail

 

Caveats and Exceptions to Transferring your License to New Jersey

  • Is your out-of-state license expired?  Then you will need to pass the written and road tests.
  • Under age 21?  Then you will need to complete the Graduated Driver’s License program to obtain your New Jersey Class D driver’s license.
  • Need a REAL ID?  Then visit our New Jersey REAL ID page to find out what is required.

 

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