✅ Updated November 2020

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 license from another US state. If you have an international license, visit our Ohio driver's license page.

 

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.
  • Need a REAL ID?  Then visit our Ohio REAL ID [embedded link] page to find out what is required.

 

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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