✅ Updated July 2021

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

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

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

  • Step 1: Visit your nearest BMV office (optional: make an appointment!)
    • Submit the required documents & ID
    • Pass the vision test
    • Pass the written test
    • Have your photo taken
    • Submit payment
    • Receive a temporary driver’s license
  • Step 2: Receive your Ohio Class D driver’s license via U.S. mail

 

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

  • Step 1: Visit your nearest BMV office (optional: make an appointment!)
    • Submit the required documents & ID
    • Pass the vision test
    • Pass the written test
    • Have your photo taken
    • Submit payment
    • Receive a temporary driver’s license
  • Step 2: Receive your Ohio Class D driver’s license via U.S. mail

 

Caveats and Exception in Transferring your Out-of-State Driver License to Ohio

  • Under age 21?  Then your Ohio driver’s license will expire on your 21st birthday.
  • Contact Information (844) 644-6268 (available Monday-Friday, 7:00am-5:30pm; Saturday 8:00am-1:45pm) Bureau of Motor Vehicles, PO Box 16520 Columbus, Ohio 43216-6520

 

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