An out-of-state license is defined as one issued by one of the other 49 states, the District of Columbia, and US Territories. You must apply for a Georgia Driver's License within 30 days of becoming a Georgia resident. All Customer Service Centers can transfer an out-of-state license to a Georgia Driver's License or ID.

Transfer Out-of-State Driver's License/ID – Basic requirements

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old or 17 years old with an equivalent Class C driver's license.

  • You must visit a DDS Customer Service Center.

  • Your License Status:

    • If your out-of-state license is a valid license and has not expired over 2 years:

      • You must surrender your current license.

      • You must take and pass a vision exam.

      • You will not be required to take the written knowledge test and road test.

    • If your out-of-state license has expired more than 2 years:

      • You will be required to take and pass the written knowledge, road, and vision exams.

      • You must provide a certified copy of your driving record or motor vehicle report (MVR) from the state that issued the card. All licensing information from the issuing state must be included in the letter or driving record.

    • If your out-of-state license was lost or stolen and you do not have the out-of-state driver's license in your possession:

      • You will be required to take and pass a vision exam.

      • You must provide a certified copy of your driving record or motor vehicle report (MVR) from the state that issued the card. All licensing information from the issuing state must be included in the letter or driving record.

During your visit to a DDS office:

  • Your social security number will be verified with the Social Security Administration and personal information must be consistent with both Agencies to be issued a driver's license.

  • Be prepared to take a photo.

  • Be prepared to pay fees. See FEES and TERMS for more information.

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