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Replacing an out-of-state license

If you have recently moved to New Jersey, you must transfer your out-of-state license within 60 days of your move or before your current license expires, whichever occurs first. Your license cannot be transferred to a New Jersey license if you are under 18 years old. Instead, you must complete the Graduated Driver License (GDL) program requirements.


How to transfer your out-of-state license

To transfer your out-of-state license:
  • Visit any MVC Agency with your current driver license (Basic Auto/Motorcycle)
  • Bring proper legal documents to pass 6 point ID and Address requirements
  • Purchase a driver permit ($10)
  • Knowledge and road tests are waived as long as you have a valid, non-provisional driver license issued by any of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Territories of American Samoa and Guam, Puerto Rico or The U.S. Virgin Islands.**
  • You will be issued a four-year basic New Jersey license and will be required to surrender your out-of-state license.
  • If you are under 18, complete the mandatory Graduated Driver License (GDL) program requirements.

**Note: Persons transferring driver licenses from the U.S. Territories of American Samoa and Guam, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands must present a certified driver abstract from that jurisdiction in order to have the knowledge test waived. If that document is not readily available, the person may choose to take the knowledge test in order to obtain a New Jersey driver license.