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Texas Drivers License Information

New residents moving into Texas, who are 16 years or older and have a valid driver license from another state, have 90 days after entryinto the state tosecure a Texas Driver License. All out-of-state applicants must visit a Texas Driver License Office to present and complete the following:

1. Complete the requirements for an original applicant.

2. If you have a VALID out-of-state license in your possession, please bring it to the driver license office to surrender. The written and driving examinations will be waived, but you must still pass a vision exam. 

3. If you have a VALID out-of-state driver license, or a VALID out-of-country driver license from France, Canada, or Germany, in your possession, please bring it to the driver license office to surrender. The written and driving examinations will be waived, but you must still pass a vision exam.

Applicants under age 18 with a VALID out-of-state driver license

In addition to the items listed above, applicants under the age of 18 applying for a first-time Texas driver license and presenting either a valid out-of-state learner’s or driver license must present and do the following:

1. Complete the requirements for an original applicant.

2. Present the completion certificate of driver education. All applicants who have a learner’s license or a provisional (full class) driver license will be required to submit the completion certificate of driver education.

3. Submit a letter from the school administrator as a substitute for the Verification of Enrollment and Attendance (VOE) (CDD-104) form. The letter must contain the same information as the VOE form.

4. Obtain parental authorization (parent must be present to sign).

5. Surrender out-of-state permit/license. (If issued a driver license or permit from out-of-state)

6. If you are under age 18, you must pass the mandatory driving test. NOTE: For customer convenience, some locations are pre-scheduling the driving exam. Contact your local Driver License office to see if appointments are offered.

Please refer to the Teen Driver information for additional requirements.