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Convert an Out-of-State Provisional Driver License
A licensed provisional driver who moves to the District from another jurisdiction must convert a valid out-of-state provisional driver license to a DC provisional driver license, if they are remaining in DC for more than 30 days. A DC provisional Drivers license is valid for one year for US citizens and may vary for non-US citizens (according to the US immigration expiration date).
- You must be a resident of DC
- You must be clear of all outstanding debts to the District of Columbia
You must provide the following documents:
Valid out of state provisional driver license
(If your out of state provisional driver license has been lost or stolen, you must provide a certified driving record, issued within 30 days, from the issuing jurisdiction.)
- Proof of Social Security Number
- Proof of Current Residency
- Proof of Ability to Drive
- Proof of Identity
- Valid out of state provisional driver license
To convert your out-of-state provisional driver license, you may visit a DC DMV Service Center.
- Complete the Drivers License Application [PDF]
- Provide the required documents
- Take and pass the vision test
- Take a photograph (DC law and policy requires a full frontal digital photo that shows either the ears or up to the hairline without exposing the hair)
- Pay the appropriate fees
- Surrender your out-of-state provisional driver license
- Obtain your DC provisional driver license
The Document Verification Guide will assist you with determining which documents you will need to collect and bring to DC DMV.