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Frequently Asked Questions - What If You're Moving To Minnesota Or Just Visiting?

No. Out-of-country licenses are not recognized in Minnesota. If you have moved to Minnesota from another country, you will need to undergo the Minnesota licensing process. You will need to pass a vision, written and road test. Question Category
No. It's okay to drive in MN with a valid out-of-state Driver's license as long as you are not a resident and do not plan to become a resident.
No. You do not have to take the MN Driving Exam if your license is still valid or if you license has only recently expired (within a year). However, you will need to pass the written test and a vision exam to replace your out-of-state license for a MN Driver's License. You have 60 days to do this.
After you become a MN resident you have sixty days to obtain a MN license.
Yes, your out-of-state permit will be valid. MN only requires that you follow the laws of the state through which you obtained your permit and the traffic laws of Minnesota.