As a new resident of Florida, you must transfer your driver's license from another state to a valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of establishing your residency in the state. This guide will provide you with all the information you need to know about transferring your driver's license to Florida. The first step is to provide proof of primary identification. This can be done by providing documents such as a valid social security number for an out-of-state driver's license.
You will also need to pass a vision test and pay all applicable fees. Once the DMV has accepted all the required documents, payment of fees, and the results of the vision tests, you will be issued a temporary Florida driver's license. This will allow you to drive until you receive your permanent driver's license, which should arrive within 7 to 10 business days. You will also need to provide proof of residency in order to obtain a valid Florida driver's license.
This can be done by providing documents such as a rental lease agreement, utility bill, or similar type of proof that you are established in the state of Florida. It is important to note that 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, you are not eligible for a Florida driver's license. The state of Florida does not require smog verification or vehicle inspection. Additionally, customers cannot use their current driver's license or identification card as proof of address.
When you go to the DMV, be sure to bring the license from your previous state, as you will be required to hand it in order to obtain the new license.