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Old 12-11-2017, 04:46 PM
 
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I've relocated and need to get a NC drivers license. Do I need to take a written test? Some folks that moved here from another state years ago said I would, but the DMV website says if I have a valid drivers license form another stay I MAY not have to take the test. Kind of weird that it says "may". Has anyone from another state gotten a NC license recently and let me know?

Thanks!
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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I didn't when I moved here a year ago. But make your appointment ahead of time online so that you can can in and out quickly at the license bureau.
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:52 PM
 
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When we moved down here from VA in 2006, we had to take the written test. My BIL and his wife moved down in 2009 and they also had to do it and my IL's did in 2010. I don't know if anything has changed in the last 7 years, but I would be prepared just in case.
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:08 PM
 
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When we moved down here from VA in 2006, we had to take the written test. My BIL and his wife moved down in 2009 and they also had to do it and my IL's did in 2010. I don't know if anything has changed in the last 7 years, but I would be prepared just in case.
We came in 2016 and did not have to take the written test, just make sure your current license is not expired or lost... then you get to do it all over again!
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Old 12-11-2017, 10:03 PM
 
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You'll have to do a quick and simple vision/road-sign test that takes only a couple minutes and is impossible to fail.

Like most states they give anyone with a pulse a license then the roadways are littered with idiots. Not saying you're one of course just in general.
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Old 12-11-2017, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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NC was easy, just signs. But there is a tutorial on line. just google it.
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Old 12-11-2017, 10:10 PM
 
Location: NC
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I just had to take a road signs test right there at the counter. If I'm not mistaken the DMV's in NC are privately owned and each DMV does a specific set of tasks so be sure to go to the right one.

The shock you need to know about is that when you register your car it could cost hundreds of dollars so be ready for that!
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Charlotte Metro Area
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I just had to take a road signs test right there at the counter. If I'm not mistaken the DMV's in NC are privately owned and each DMV does a specific set of tasks so be sure to go to the right one.

The shock you need to know about is that when you register your car it could cost hundreds of dollars so be ready for that!
The tag offices are franchised. The drivers license offices are run by state employees.
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Old 12-17-2017, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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My husband and I moved here in July and got our NC licenses in August. The only tests we had to take were a vision test and a quick road sign test. Easy as pie!
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Old 12-18-2017, 10:57 AM
 
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I've relocated and need to get a NC drivers license. Do I need to take a written test? Some folks that moved here from another state years ago said I would, but the DMV website says if I have a valid drivers license form another stay I MAY not have to take the test. Kind of weird that it says "may". Has anyone from another state gotten a NC license recently and let me know?

Thanks!
I didn't have to take a written test when I changed my license. I moved to NC from NY. Maybe different states have different laws depending on where you're coming from. I'd call DMV and ask. The wait times on the phone weren't as bad as I thought they'd be.

The only "test" was a short eye exam as well as them showing me a few street signs and me telling them what they were.
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