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North Carolina Driver's License

Do I have to pass the NC road test when I move to NC from another state?

When you move to NC from another state, you are allowed to use your out-of-state license for 60 days. Eventually, before or after this 60 day period expires, you will need to pass a vision test and a NC written road sign test to be able to receive a NC license.

In NC is my out-of-state Learner's Permit valid?

If you become a NC resident, you will be able to replace your out-of-state permit with a NC Permit. If you are under 18, you will still need to take a NC Driver's Education course.

Am I allowed to drive in North Carolina with my out-of-state license?

If you do not plan to become a NC resident, you are allowed to drive in North Carolina with an out-of-state license for as long as you like. If you are planning to become a NC resident, you are only allowed to drive with your out-of-state license for, at maximum, 60 days.

How do I renew my NC Driver's license?

You may renew your NC Driver's License in person at your local DMV office. You should bring your expired license (or proof of your identity) and a $4 renewal fee. At the office you will need to retake the vision and road sign test in order to renew your license.

Do I have to get car insurance in NC?

Yes. In North Carolina, you must carry a minimum insurance coverage of $30,000 per person for bodily injury and $60,000 for all persons injured in an accident. You can find more information about NC car insurance by visiting this website:
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