Frequently Asked Questions - What If You're Moving To Pennsylvania (Or Just Visiting)
- Do I have to take the Pennsylvania road test if I move to Pennsylvania from another state?
- What documents do I need to bring with me to replace my out-of-state license?
- Does my out-of-state license have to be valid in order for me to exchange it for a PA Driver's License?
- Can I use my out-of-state learner's permit in Pennsylvania?
- How long can I drive in Pennsylvania with an out-of-state license?
- Am I allowed legally to drive in Pennsylvania with my out-of-country license?
When you move to Pennsylvania, you have 60 days to obtain a Pennsylvania license. You do not have to complete the PA Driving Exam in order to be able to do this.
When you replace your out-of-state license, you will need to bring your Social Security Card, a completed Form DL-180R and provide proof of your residency. You will need to pass the PA vision test in order to obtain your PA Driver's License.
Does my out-of-state license have to be valid in order for me to exchange it for a PA Driver's License?
Your license cannot be replaced, if your license has been expired for more than 6 months.
No. Out-of-state Learner's Permits are not valid in PA. You will have to apply for a PA Learner's Permit and complete the necessary steps to obtain a PA Learner's Permit.
If you are not planning on becoming a PA resident, you can drive with your out-of-state license for as long as you like. If you do become a PA resident, you have to obtain a Pennsylvania license within 60 days.
Yes. You are allowed to drive in PA with a valid foreign driver's license for up to 12 months. After this time, you will have to apply for a PA Driver's License. Visit this website to find out more information about out-of-country licenses: www.dmv.state.pa.us.Question Category