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    How do you decide to switch your driver's license to the state you live in currently [like stationed there]?

    I have a MD license and would prefer to keep it pretty much forever because I'm the person who inherits the farm which is my permanent address.

    Do you tag your car in that state as well? How do you do it?
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    You can either be a resident of the state you currently live in, or you can maintain residency at a place you lived, as long as your husband claims the same state. If he is an MD resident and you lived there and haven't yet switched residency, you can keep your residency there. That means it will also the the State where you vote.
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    I believe it actually differs by state. Some require that spouses change their DL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by villanelle View Post
    You can either be a resident of the state you currently live in, or you can maintain residency at a place you lived, as long as your husband claims the same state. If he is an MD resident and you lived there and haven't yet switched residency, you can keep your residency there. That means it will also the the State where you vote.
    He's still a new York resident for Taxes and DE for voting.


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    I believe it actually differs by state. Some require that spouses change their DL.
    I'm about 95% positive that DE doesn't....I hope.
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    Every state I've been in I HAD to change my address within like 6? ish weeks of moving. It was illegal not to change it here, in Texas, and in California....
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    I just kept mine, when DH and I moved, and renewed it through the mail as military, when I needed to.

    My car is, also, licensed in MO. The only thing I have to switch is my insurance, when I'm visiting for awhile.
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    I've kept my GA drivers license since moving here to MS and don't plan on switching it over unless we're still here when it's time for me to renew it. I'm assuming that's okay because I got pulled over the other day ( ) and told the officer we lived here and he didn't say anything about my license .
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    my license is here but my tags on my car are from cali. i will keep them for as long as i can. i my cali tags.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyprincess13 View Post
    I'm about 95% positive that DE doesn't....I hope.
    I could only find the conditions for CG, my google skills are off today , and at least for them it says that the home state license is honored. But like I said, that's CG & it said that in CA it's honored for family members as well but DH is Navy & I was required to have a CA license.

    You can always call the DMV or talk to FFR just to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rissa*Rawr View Post
    I believe it actually differs by state. Some require that spouses change their DL.
    Illinois requires that you change your car registration and drivers license within a month of your move!!!

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