How do I apply for a drivers license if I am relocating to Maryland? Maryland

Moving to MD

After relocating and becoming a new resident, the state gives you 60 days to obtain a Maryland driver license. The process is straightforward and does not require the taking of a license test (road or written), provided your out-of-state drivers license is in good standing (see below for more information).

Apply for MD Driver License After Relocation

Visit any full-service MVA office with the following:

  • Proof of age and identity.
  • Proof of lawful status.
  • Either a Social Security number or proof of ineligibility.
  • Proof of Maryland residency.
  • Proof of driver education, if you’re younger than 18.
  • Payment for $45 drivers license fee.
You'll also be required to pass a vision test.

Suspended or Expired Out-of-State License

You cannot obtain a Maryland drivers license if your current out-of-state license is suspended.

If your license has been expired for more than one year you will be required to pass the MVA written and skills tests. You can prepare for the written test by studying the Maryland's drivers manual (available online or at any MVA office) and by taking at least one practice test.

Out-of-State Learner Permits

You cannot exchange an out-of-state drivers permit for a Maryland permit or license. You must begin Maryland's Graduated Licensing System from the start.

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