Moving to a new state can be a daunting task, and transferring your driver's license is no exception. To make the process easier, here is a step-by-step guide to transferring your driver's license from another state to Florida. The first step is to make an appointment at the Florida DMV. This can be done quickly and easily online.
When making the appointment, select the option for 'Convert license from another state to Florida' and choose the county where you want to visit the DMV. When you go to the DMV, you will need to bring identification documents that are accepted by the Florida DMV. Additionally, your name must be verified with the Social Security electronic system in order to obtain a Florida driver's license or identification card. If your driver's license is from one of the following states, you will not be required to take the DMV test: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming. When you arrive at the DMV office for your appointment you will be issued a temporary FL driver's license which you can use until you receive your permanent license within 7-10 business days.
It is important to note that as a new Florida resident you must transfer your driver's license from another state to a Florida license within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. Additionally if you move back and forth between a “winter residence” in Florida and a “summer residence” elsewhere and do not stay in Florida for more than six months in a row then you are not eligible for a Florida driver's license. Finally it is important to note that customers cannot use their current driver's license or identification card as proof of address.