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Driver Licensing > Apply for a Driver License > Transfer a License from Another State

If you move to New Hampshire and you have a driver license from another state, you must get a New Hampshire driver license within 60 days of establishing residency in New Hampshire.

If you are a United States citizen and at least 18 years old, you can transfer an out-of-state license to a New Hampshire license without taking a written or road test by going to any DMV office with your current, valid out-of-state driver license, along with proper proof of identification and NH residency for the type of license that you hold (REAL ID compliantAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol or non-compliantAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol). If you do not currently have a REAL ID compliant driver license and wish to obtain one, please visit our REAL ID page for more information. If you are not a United States citizen, please review the Requirements for Non-US Citizens.

You must pass a vision test to qualify for a license. Once you have met all the requirements, you will pay your license fee and have your picture taken. The DMV will give you a 60-day, temporary paper license. Your permanent driver license will be mailed to your New Hampshire mailing address within 60 days. If you are under 21 years old, you will be issued a Youth Operator license which will expire on your 21st birthday.

Verification of Out of State License

If your out-of-state license has been lost or stolen, you must provide written verification that you have a valid driver license from another state. The DMV will not issue you a driver license until we have written proof that your driver license is current, valid and not presently under suspension. You can obtain verification of your license by asking the state where you last held a license to complete a Verification of Out of State License Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol form. You also must provide proof of identification and NH residency for the type of license you hold (REAL ID compliantAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol or non-compliantAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol).

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