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Can You Get A Drivers License In Another State If Your License Is Suspended In One?

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The answer depends on the state you have the suspended license in and the state you want to get it in. It will also depend on how much work you want to go through.

The National Driver Registry catalogs all of your moving violations and a variety of other things associated with your license, including points and suspensions. Their site is www.nationaldriverregister.com/ You can go on and find out if your state is a reciprocal with the NDR. What this means is that some states don’t share with the NDR.  If this is the case, you can go to another state, as long as they don’t check the NDR.

If the state you live in uses the NDR and the state you want to go to doesn’t use the NDR, then you’re able to get the license. If you are in a state that doesn’t use the NDR and the state you are going into does, you’re still okay. If they both use the NDR, you’re not going to get anywhere because the state will see that you’ve got a suspension and your request will be denied.

Now, if you are going to go into another state to get a license, you’ve got to show residency. That means that you’ve got to have mail from that state. So how do you do that? Two ways. The first is you can move to that state. If that’s not an option for you, then you can visit the state and set up a PO Box. You’ll need to forward some of your mail there and periodically check the box. It will also mean that you’re paying a monthly bill for that PO Box.

The other alternative is talking to the state in which your license has been suspended and asking for a hardship license, where you’ll at least be able to drive to and from work on it.
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I was suspended in PA, and I did some research and I found out about the National Drivers license registry. I called the PA DOT I asked them “What states were non reciprocal to the NDLR” They told me  “MI, MA, GA, and Alaska were non reciprocal states of the national drivers license registry” So I went to MI. I opened a PO BOX at a Mail Boxes ECT store. On the application for the driver’s license I put the physical address of the Mail Boxes Ect store leaving out the PO BOX. The secretary of state in MI required no proof of residence or maybe  she gave me a break cause I look like a bible salesmen lol. When I passed the test…. The license would be mailed to me. I went to the post office and had my mail from the Mailboxes etc store forwarded to my PA address. Now very important since I was suspended in PA I could not drive in PA despite me having a valid license from MI, and every time I was caught the confiscated the MI license off of me.  When I was driving in other states and pulled over I was never arrested for driving under suspension even if the cop knew of my suspended PA license, they would glance at me like I was some kind of asshole (which I am). Now a very important thing for example if you are driving in TX and you do not pay the ticket and they do not suspend your MI license, what they do now a days is suspend your privilege to drive in that state. So if you are ever in TX again and you get pulled over chances are you’re going to jail
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Sara Hartmann
Sara Hartmann commented
WTF...? Seriously?? It's worth the plane ticket if that's the case. I am suspended in Oregon until 2014 and I want to move to Arizona in a few months. I don't know if I would be able to handle getting around in that state without driving a care with A/C. Are you for reals?
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Hey me too :) Kevin you their? Sara, any luck?
Carl Askingtookno
What were the steps you took b/c I'm in that same situation I'm suspended n expired in il but I live in Ga n I need a license bad
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The key to getting a license in another state is doing "it" before your license is fully suspended.
Example: You get a DUI and you know DMV will suspend it, file an appeal to get a 30 day stay on your license and then go out of state, __move ;-)__get your mail box or new address set up & apply for a new license.
I did it and it worked. Again, you have have your home state's license valid at least temporarily.
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It varies from state to state. I was planning on doing something simular a year ago, but my truck was stolen and I had no way to get to arizona, from california.  At that point in time, if you had a suspended license in cali, you were not allowed to receive an arizona license. However, if you had an expired license, or no license at all in california, you were ok to be license in arizona. To find out the policy for Nevada, contact the DMV in Nevada & ask/read through their website.
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mitchell wade answered
I'm   suspended  in   pennsyvania  what    other   state  can   I  apply
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Leigh Meadows answered
You will just have to ask the DMV in Nevada. I live in Oregon and if your license is suspended you can usually get a "hardship license" that will allow you to get back and forth to work and where you need to go.
Ask them about it.
Maybe they can help you work things out in Ohio where you are able to get your license in Nevada.

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Do you know if washinton state does the same thing?
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Can you do this from wa. Do you think i could go to org and get one?
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I am licensed in florida can north carolina revoke a license that I once had in the that state for moving violations
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I live five months in MA and six months in AZ.   I have an AZ driver license.  Can I buy a car in MA, register it in MA and house it in MA?
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I can tell you Nevada is a state that don't play.My husband had some tickets in Az we moved to NV and her couldnt.Then I moved from Nv to Co and can't because of my tickets in NV
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Jo jo answered
To the resident of Ohio, Nevada won't let you get a drivers license if your license is suspended in another state.
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You can't, when a suspension occurs, it goes into d.m.v. Files, all are connected throughout the states. Hope this helps.
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Richard Scott answered
Wouldn't have thought so because if you get banned from driving in England in a Surrey court or wherever it doesn't mean you can drive in another county such as Wiltshire.
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What can I do to get a drivers license in another state besides calif. I had one in florida can I go there and get on if I live there
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My license is suspended in California for an unpaid ticket , can I get a license in Nevada?  I paid it on Monday but the reinstatement is in the mail.  What would happen if I got stopped tonight?>

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