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Old Mar 27th 2008, 11:47 pm
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ok ,say I moved from NYS to another state, would I have to apply for a new licence in that state or wait till it expires?
when i does expire do i go to my local state dmv or back to the issue state?

i'm not in any position to be doing this but just for future refrence.
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ok ,say I moved from NYS to another state, would I have to apply for a new licence in that state or wait till it expires?
when i does expire do i go to my local state dmv or back to the issue state?

i'm not in any position to be doing this but just for future refrence.
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Gotta get a new one mines changed 4 times lol..and the worst is some make you test again the written exam, depends which state!!
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Old Mar 27th 2008, 11:56 pm
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Gotta get a new one mines changed 4 times lol..and the worst is some make you test again the written exam, depends which state!!
i'm in NYS and I know all residents that move here have to take a test again etc and lose their old licence.in favour of a NYS licence
phew glad i cleared that one up , it was topical in the last thread i looked at lol

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NYC to FL, need new licence, within 30 days of residency. Eye test & swap one for one.
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i'm in NYS and I know all residents that move here have to take a test again etc and lose their old licence.in favour of a NYS licence
phew glad i cleared that one up , it was topical in the last thread i looked at lol

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That's BS, just moved to NY from Oregon, just paid the $42 and handed in old license, new one arrived in the mail a few days later.....
http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/license.htm#driversmoving
But yes, you will need a new license, normally must be done with in 30 days... but hey they don't ask...
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Old Mar 28th 2008, 2:04 pm
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depends on the state you'll reside in, anything from 10 days to 60 days, usually 30 days to switch the license, cost of new license and you hand your old one over, usually have an eye test and that's it, if your under 26 you might have to do a theory test in some states....and you'd also have to register and title your car in the state and get new plates.
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That's BS, just moved to NY from Oregon, just paid the $42 and handed in old license, new one arrived in the mail a few days later.....
http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/license.htm#driversmoving
But yes, you will need a new license, normally must be done with in 30 days... but hey they don't ask...
What did they give you in the meantime in case you needed proof of identification or a way to prove that you are licensed driver if you were to get pulled over after leaving the DMV? I've never heard of someone getting their license in the mail unless they were in the military. That seems odd to me. Especially when you turned over your old license.
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What did they give you in the meantime in case you needed proof of identification or a way to prove that you are licensed driver if you were to get pulled over after leaving the DMV? I've never heard of someone getting their license in the mail unless they were in the military. That seems odd to me. Especially when you turned over your old license.
you get a paper slip that's good for a few weeks till the real one arrives, well it's what they do in Mass....
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you get a paper slip that's good for a few weeks till the real one arrives, well it's what they do in Mass....
Each time I've moved I've gotten a license on the spot. They took my Oklahoma license when I moved to Virginia so I had something in my pocket for a government issued photo ID. It would suck not to have it for check writing purposes. When I moved from Virginia to Missouri they snagged my license and replaced it on the spot with a new drivers license. It just seems weird to have it mailed.
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depends on the state you'll reside in, anything from 10 days to 60 days, usually 30 days to switch the license, cost of new license and you hand your old one over, usually have an eye test and that's it, if your under 26 you might have to do a theory test in some states....and you'd also have to register and title your car in the state and get new plates.
Louisiana they do it on the spot and give you the new licence there and then, just an eye test.

Illinois is a written 35 questions or rather a computer screen multiple choice.

California written test.
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Each time I've moved I've gotten a license on the spot. They took my Oklahoma license when I moved to Virginia so I had something in my pocket for a government issued photo ID. It would suck not to have it for check writing purposes. When I moved from Virginia to Missouri they snagged my license and replaced it on the spot with a new drivers license. It just seems weird to have it mailed.
Agreed, i'm fortunate enough to get asked for id on occasion when buying alcohol, generally the DMV print out a new card on the spot don't they? But i may be an extra address verifiction in NY?
But Bob was right, they gave me a paper 'interim' one.... expires on 06/18/08
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Each time I've moved I've gotten a license on the spot. They took my Oklahoma license when I moved to Virginia so I had something in my pocket for a government issued photo ID. It would suck not to have it for check writing purposes. When I moved from Virginia to Missouri they snagged my license and replaced it on the spot with a new drivers license. It just seems weird to have it mailed.
well in Maine and Mass, they don't make them on the spot, you get them in a couple weeks and the paper slip is as good as the real thing, in theory It's good enough to get into a bar at least.
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PA gave me a temporary photo license with a big red "TEMPORARY" on it while they verify your photo in their database, then the permanent arrives in the mail 2 weeks later.
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Texas is the same as Maine and Mass.
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I've never heard of someone getting their license in the mail unless they were in the military.
Then I am guessing that you have never lived in California ...
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