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Old May 25th 2017, 12:09 pm
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Hi all!
Im here on my UK drivers license - how long can i drive on that for and will i be required to sit a test to exchange my license?
it was super easy in UK i literally sent my aussie license in and they swapped it over!

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Old May 25th 2017, 12:11 pm
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Hi all!
Im here on my UK drivers license - how long can i drive on that for and will i be required to sit a test to exchange my license?
it was super easy in UK i literally sent my aussie license in and they swapped it over!

J
Take a look at your state's DMV website...the info will be there. You will most likely have to take a practical and written test. This varies from state to state...as does the length of time you can drive on your current licence.
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Hi all!
Im here on my UK drivers license - how long can i drive on that for and will i be required to sit a test to exchange my license?
it was super easy in UK i literally sent my aussie license in and they swapped it over!

J
It depends on which state you are in and whether you are just visiting or resident. Do a search on DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) for your state and you should find the information.

It is often 30 days from becoming a resident, but definitions of resident can vary between states.
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Old May 25th 2017, 12:19 pm
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Make sure to use the 'official' state web site. There are a few websites which appear to be official but are not and often have incorrect information.
Official sites usually end in .gov
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Don't believe anyone who says you have 12 months - that is the federal law for visitors and once you meet your state's definition for being a "resident", which typically includes things like renting/buying a home or starting a job, you just have the x days to get a local license.

You will almost certainly have to take a road test, which will be an utter joke - likely less than ten minutes driving round a few side streets. Just make sure you stop at STOP signs and red lights, and don't run over more than one pedestrian and you'll be fine.

The "written"/computer test will probably be heavy on questions about penalties for offenses and limits and penalties for drink-driving. So mug-up on the drivers manual for your state, which you can download from your state's DMV Web site.

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I would recommend, where possible, to use a rural DMV for the road test rather than an inner city.
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