Licensing For New Residents
New Vermont Residents
You must obtain a Vermont Driver License upon establishing residency in this state. This must be done no longer than 60 days after moving to Vermont or, if your out-of-state license expires before the end of this 60-day period, you must obtain a Vermont Driver License before it expires (whichever occurs first).
In order to apply for a Vermont Driver’s License you will need proof that you are a Vermont Resident or are a Visiting Citizen of a Foreign Country with an authorized duration of stay with at least 30 days remaining.
Who can get a Driver’s License?
A Driver’s License is issued to eligible individuals 18 years of age or older who pass the required examination. This license allows a person to drive any noncommercial vehicle except a school bus or motorcycle. To drive a school bus or motorcycle additional examination(s) is/are required.
How do I get A Driver’s License if I have a valid license from another state?
When a new Vermont Resident applies for a Vermont Driver’s License and possesses a valid out-of-state license or an out-of-state license that has been expired for one (1) year or less, an eye examination will be required.
- Bring your valid or expired (1year or less) license from your home state.
- You must also bring proof of Identity, date of birth, Lawful status in the United States, Social Security number, Vermont residency and current residential address. If your home state license is not valid, have someone who has a valid license drive you to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
- When your Vermont license is issued, your out of state license must be surrendered.
Who May Not Be Issued a New License or Renew an Existing License?
A person whose privilege to operate a motor vehicle in any state has been suspended, revoked, or refused cannot be issued a license until such suspension, revocation or refusal has been terminated and the person has been officially notified in writing of reinstatement.
A license cannot be issued to a person when the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles has evidence that such person either cannot or will not operate a motor vehicle without endangering the other users of the highway.
A person who is not a Vermont Resident.