Updated January 2021
Ultimate Guide to Transferring your Driver License to New York
Here's the ultimate guide to transferring your out-of-state license in New York. We've simplified the entire process for you so you can save time. If you have a foreign or international license, check out our New York Driver License guide.
What You’ll Need to Transfer your Driver License to New York
Completed Application for Driver License or Non-Driver ID Card (Form MV-44)
Proof of identity and birth date, in accordance with NYS point system for identification (NYS identification point system)
Social Security card OR letter of ineligibility from the Social Security Administration plus completed I-94 Form
Out-of-state driver’s license
Payment for applicable fees (determined based on age and location; view the fee schedule here)
What You’ll Do to Transfer your Driver License to New York
Step 1: Make an appointment to visit your nearest DMV office.
- Submit the required documents and identification
- Pass a vision test
- Submit payment
- Receive a temporary, non-photo driver’s license
Step 2: Receive your new Class D NY driver’s license via U.S. mail in about two weeks
Caveats and Exceptions
Did your out-of-state license expire more than a year ago? Then you will need to apply for a new NY driver’s license.
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