Applying for a driver's license in a new state

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When you’ve moved from one state to another, the array of matters to handle can be dizzying. First, there’s the sheer amount of time, energy and resources needed to complete the move and get settled into a new home, as well as the challenge of forming a social network and establishing a comfortable routine in a new city. Amid the change-of-address routine, the new environment and the hustle of a brand new life, it’s easy to see how tying up loose ends can get tedious. Luckily, though, the Moveline team has uncovered a simple tool to help you figure out how, where and when to get a new driver’s license in your new state without a fuss.

Each state has its own set of regulations about how soon you have to apply for your new license without finding yourself on the wrong side of the law. Likewise, each state has its own individual government entity through which you have to apply, but online resources exist to help you figure out where to go and when. The website, for one, offers a handy state-by-state guide to getting a new license, placing you just one click away from everything you need to know.

Even though you’ll likely be inundated with chores and responsibilities as soon as you land in your new community, it’s wise to take a moment before you leave your old place and program in a digital reminder or two to keep you ahead of your new state’s license application deadline. In some states, you may be able to register your vehicle at the same time through the same agency, as well as register to vote in your new state; in others, you may have to work with various entities to get everything updated.

Oh, and while you’re at it, be sure to alert your auto insurance company well in advance of your move to avoid extra charges and lapses in coverage; also be aware that your change of address may mean a change in your premium.

Before you hit the road, let Moveline help you plan your move. By demystifying theinventory process, obtaining moving company quotes on your behalf and assigning a Move Captain to help take the headache out of the process from beginning to end, we can help you#movebetter without costing you an extra dime. Visit our homepage to get started.