Congratulations on your recent move to the District of Columbia! Whatever has brought you to our nation’s capital, there is one clerical task you must complete as you settle into your new home. In other words, you need to convert your out-of-state license to one compliant with DC licensing guidelines.
The Application Phase
Let’s begin by discussing the application process. This is how you can get a REAL ID driver license or a learner permit. To do this, you need to print and fill out the license/identification card application form. As of June 26, 2018, you will also be registered to vote unless you wish to decline the option. The next step is to bring your completed application form to a DC DMV service center. Once there, you will have to give up your current license as well.
The Documentation Phase
Now let’s move onto the next step. The documentation phase is just as important as the application phase. You must bring with you a proof of identity and age; proof of lawful presence; proof of your SSN; proof that you live in DC; proof of parental consent if you are either 16 or 17 years old; proof of your ability to drive; and finally, a medical/eye form that must be completed by your doctor.
Please note that there are other considerations to be mindful of as you go through this process. These other conditions include a vision screening, a new photograph, and paying appropriate fees to get your new driver’s license. You will receive a temporary paper license but you should expect your actual license to be arriving in the mail 10 business days after you acquire your temporary license.
One Final Note
You won’t be able to switch your current license to a DC license if you have an outstanding debt to the city or any unpaid fines. These unpaid fines still count against you even if they were incurred outside of Washington. If you decide to apply for an identification card instead of a new license, this means your out-of-state driver’s license will be canceled. Once this happens, you will need to take the knowledge and road tests again in order to gain your DC license.
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