New Florida residents are not required to take the tests associated with obtaining a Florida driver's license if they have a valid out-of-state license. However, the Florida department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles no longer accepts out-of-state licenses or ID's as primary identification, which means that new residents will have to provide alternative forms of ID.
Before a Florida license can be issued, drivers will need to submit:
Valid out-of-state license will be accepted to reciprocate for driver license exams, unless there is a concern that they won't be able to safely drive a vehicle. All drivers will be required to take the vision test and pass with a 20/40 or better in both eyes, with or without corrective lenses.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles requires that any person wishing to obtain a license present the required documentation. The stringent requirements for which documentation is acceptable help ensure that driver's licenses will not be issued to individuals that are not eligible to receive one. Learn more about the efforts that the FLHSMV has enacted to prevent against identity theft and driver license fraud.