Moving to New York

New York State (NYS) recognizes valid driver licenses held by residents of other U.S. states, U.S. territories and Federal districts and Canadian provinces.

Driver License

If you become a resident of NYS, you must apply for a NYS driver license not more than 30 days after you become a NYS resident.

Exchange Driver License

You can exchange an out-of-state driver license or Canadian driver license for a NYS driver license if the driver license has your photograph, the driver license is not suspended or revoked and the driver license.

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