In Kentucky, you have 30 days to complete your license transfer after establishing residency in the state. Whether you need to drive to work or just for a weekend trip to Mammoth Cave National Park, a license is a necessity.
We will go through everything you need to know about the process in this article.
Requirements may vary slightly depending on where your previous license was issued. If you have a license from another U.S. state, the following requirements apply.
In Kentucky, testing requirements vary based on license status.
We provide state-of-the-art courses to help you quickly prepare for any exam you may come across using practice tests, a summarized handbook, and much more. Even if you don’t need to take any knowledge exams, we recommend that you learn the specific traffic laws for your new state as it will save you a lot of headaches (and maybe even tickets) in the future.
Drivers from foreign countries may need to present additional documents, complete other requirements, and take tests at the driver licensing office.
If you’ve become a resident, you’ll have to transfer your out-of-state license to Kentucky within 30 days of moving. After the 30-day period, your license will become invalid and you won’t be able to drive legally.
Exceptions include students and military personnel.
Students may drive using their out-of-state license as long as they are U.S. citizens, are enrolled either full-time or part-time at a university or college, and carry a student identification card at all times.
You will need a number of identification documents when heading to the driver licensing office for your license transfer. Note that these documents must be unaltered originals — photocopies or original documents changed in any way will not be accepted. You should consider bringing multiple documents for each requirement to ensure that you’ll have at least one that’s acceptable.
Bring the following documents:
In addition, minors need:
Additional documents may be required for out-of-country drivers and those with medical conditions.
When you’re ready, find a driver licensing office near you. Schedule an appointment if necessary, gather the documents you’ll need, and prepare for the tests you’ll have to take. Head to the driver licensing office, present your documents, take any tests. Once you pay the required fees, you’ll receive your brand-new license!
That’s everything you need to know about transferring your driver’s license to Kentucky. We hope this guide helped you out and cleared up any confusion or concerns you might have had. If you’d like to prepare for a knowledge or road test, but don’t have the time or patience to study the driver’s manual, you’ve come to the right place.
550+ exam-like questions
All you need to ace your test
Perfect for first-timers, renewals and senior citizens
Ace your DMV test, guaranteed