✅ Updated November 2020

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

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

 

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

  • Proof of identity, Social Security number, and residency in Washington
  • Out-of-state driver’s license
  • Payment for required fees
    • $35 application fee
    • $54 for Class D driver’s license (valid for 6 years)

 

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

  • Step 1: Visit your nearest DOL office (optional: make an appointment!)
    • Submit the required documents & ID
    • Pass the vision test
    • Surrender your out-of-state driver’s license
    • Have your photo taken
    • Submit payment
    • Receive a temporary driver’s license
  • Step 2: Receive your Washington Class D driver’s license via U.S. mail within 10 days 

 

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