✅ Updated September 2020

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

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

 

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

  • Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card (Form 735-173).
  • Proof of your legal name
  • Proof of your U.S. legal presence
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Proof of Oregon address
  • Payment for the required fees.
    • $60 for Driver’s license
    • $23 for instruction permit
    • $5 for knowledge test
    • $9 for road test.
  • Your out of state license

 

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

  • Step 1. Study the Oregon Driver Manual.
  • Step 2. Fill out the application for Driving Privileges or ID card with parent’s signature.
  • Step 3. Take it to a local DMV office.
  • Step 4. Submit all the requirements needed.
  • Step 5. Surrender your out-of-state license.
  • Step 5. Pass the vision test and knowledge test.
  • Step 6. Call to schedule a drive test.
  • Step 7. Pass the driving test.
  • Step 8. Pay the applicable fees for $60.00
  • Step 9. Have your photo taken.
  • Step 10. Wait for  your license in the mail.

 

Caveats and Exceptions to Transferring your Driver License to Oregon

  • If your valid out-of-state driver's license has been expired for less than 1 year, the Oregon DMV may waive the driving test, which is otherwise required of first-time applicants.
  • You must surrender your out-of-state driver's license upon application.
  • Even if your out-of-state license is still valid, you'll need an Oregon driver's license if you're now officially a resident of the state. That means you're either:
    • Located in Oregon for 6 months or more.
    • Paying resident tuition fees.

 

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