Get Your Out-of-State License Exchanged

Have you recently moved to New York State? You must get a NYS driver license within 30 days.
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  • If you become a resident of New York State, you must get a New York State driver license at a DMV office within 30 days.
  • If you have a valid driver license that was issued in the U.S. or Canada, you can exchange it for a NYS driver license.
  • If you have a driver license issued outside the U.S. or Canada, you must apply for a new license at a DMV office.
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Eligibility
Eligibility
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If you have a driver license that was issued in the U.S. or Canada, you can exchange it for a New York State driver license as long as it: 

  • has your photograph
  • is valid or has expired within in the past 24 months 
  • shows the date it was issued and was issued at least 6 months before you apply for the New York State driver license
  • is not suspended or revoked 
  • is not lost or stolen

You also must also meet DMV’s vision requirements.

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Fees
Fees
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You must pay a $10 application fee and the original license fee.  The original license fee is between $64.25 and $107.50, depending on your age, the type of license and where you live.  

Residents of Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn) New York (Manhattan) Queens, Richmond (Staten Island), Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester counties must pay an additional Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (MCTD) fee. The fee is $1.00 for every six months the driver license will be in effect.

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How To
How To
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You must go to a DMV office to exchange your driver license or apply for a new one.

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To exchange your license you must apply in person at a DMV office.

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Contact
Contact

Ask DMV a question (we will respond within 5 business days) : http://www.dmv.ny.gov/contact-us/ask-dmv-question

Call us Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM (except holidays).

For General Assistance (DMV Call Centers): 1-518-486-9786.

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD): 711 or 1-800-662-1220 (have the relay operator dial 1-518-486-9786).

Department of Motor Vehicles 6 Empire State Plaza Albany, NY 12228