Upon becoming a resident, how long do I have to apply for a new drivers license?

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That depends on where you live, as each state has different requirements. Many states, though, give you 30 days after becoming a resident to switch your drivers license over to your new state. California gives new residents only 10 days to get a drivers license, while North Carolina allows you 60 days before you need to apply.

Although the relocation process is tiring and full of tasks that need to be completed, you shouldn't neglect your DMV responsibilities. This not only includes your driver's license, but your registration, as well. In order to save yourself time, frustration, and perhaps penalties, find out exactly how long you have to get your new license and registration, as well as the paperwork and fees required.

You should be able to find this information on your new state's DMV Web site; if not, just call your local branch.

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