✅ Updated October 2020
Ultimate guide to transferring your out-of-state driver's license to North Carolina
Here's the ultimate guide to transferring your out-of-state license to North Carolina. We've simplified the entire process for you so you can save time. This page is geared toward people who've moved to North Carolina but have a driver license from another US state. If you have an international license, visit our North Carolina driver's license page.
What You’ll Need to Transfer your Out-of-State Driver License to North Carolina
- 4 documents to prove your identity, age, Social Security number, and residency in North Carolina
- Valid out-of-state driver’s license
- $40 for Class C driver’s license (valid for 8 years)
What You’ll Do to Transfer your Out-of-State Driver License to North Carolina
- Step 1: Visit your nearest DMV office (optional: make an appointment!)
- Submit the required documents & ID
- Pass the vision test
- Surrender your out-of-state license
- Submit payment
- Receive a Temporary Driving Certificate
- Step 2: Receive your North Carolina Class C driver’s license via U.S. mail within 15 business days
Caveats and Exceptions in Transferring your Driver License to North Carolina
- Need a REAL ID? Then visit our North Carolina REAL ID [embedded link] page to find out what is required.
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