Don’t worry, you have a little time.Luckily, the state doesn’t expect you to transfer your license the second you move. New Texas residents can legally drive with a valid, unexpired driver license from another U.S. state, U.S. territory, Canadian province, or qualifying country for up to 90 days after moving. But before the 90 day grace period is over, you need to apply for your new license in person at any driver license office to continue to drive legally.
Here’s what you’ll need.As long as you’re 18 or older and have a valid, unexpired license from another state, you won’t have to retake the driving knowledge or skills test. Yay! But you will need to have the following ready once you get to the DPS:
- Documents that verify your:
- Social Security Number
- US Citizenship
- Texas residency
- Proof of Texas vehicle registration and evidence of financial responsibility for each vehicle you own OR
- A statement showing that you don’t own a vehicle
Show up with all this and you should be good to go. See? That wasn’t that bad. Congrats on your new license and welcome to Texas!