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-Effective Tuesday, September 5, the Inspection Station transitioned to fall/winter hours. For more information, please visit the Inspection Station webpage.


-DC DMV will no longer prevent DC residents from applying for a new or renewed driver’s license because of failing to meet the requirements of the Clean Hands Law.

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Convert an Out-of-State Motorcycle License or Endorsement

If you have a valid out-of-state motorcycle license or a valid out-of-state license with a motorcycle endorsement you may convert it to a DC DMV REAL ID license with a motorcycle endorsement.

To convert your out-of-state motorcycle license or out-of-state license with a motorcycle endorsement, you may visit any DC DMV service center.  More information on DC DMV service centers is available at the link below:

You must:

  • Complete the DC DMV driver license application, available at the link below:
  • Driver License or Identification Card Application
  • Be clear of all outstanding debts to the District of Columbia
  • Visit a DC DMV service center and provide the following original documents (DC DMV cannot accept photocopies or scanned documents):
    • Driver License Application
    • Valid out-of-state motorcycle license or driver license with a motorcycle endorsement
    • NOTE: If your out-of-state motorcycle license or operator's permit has been lost or stolen, you must provide a certified driving record, issued within 30 calendar days, from the issuing jurisdiction.
    • Proofs of identity, Social Security number, and residency. More information on each is available at the links below:
  • REAL ID Proof of Identity
  • REAL ID Proof of Social Security Number
  • Proof of Current District of Columbia Residency (2 required)
  • Take and pass the vision test
  • Take a photograph (DC law and policy requires a full frontal digital photo that shows either your ears or up to the hairline without exposing your hair)
  • Pay the appropriate fees. More information on DC DMV fees is available at the link below:
  • DC DMV Fees
  • Surrender your out-of-state license
  • Obtain your DC REAL ID driver license with motorcycle endorsement
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