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Old 11-01-2008, 10:15 PM
 
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Hi! I have a valid out-of-state driver's license and need to obtain a CT license. I read on the website that driver's over 18 holding a valid out-of-state license may be required to take the knowledge test and the road test, and that it is up to the discretion of the "sargent" at the DMV......So, how prepared should I be when I go to get my new license? I am 36 years old and it has been a long time since I memorized a driver's manual.
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I did an out-of-state license transfer in Hamden in June and was not asked for anything but the fee, which was about $125. I did have to take a vision test and wait in several lines, but that was about it.
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I had an out-of-COUNTRY (from Canada) driver's license and had the same experience as the previous poster -- a vision test, a wait, and a fee (the last two being the norm for the DMV, I know).

I can't imagine the criteria that's used to determine who would have to have a knowledge and/or road test, and I'd guess that it creates more work for them too, but I'd have to guess that you're not going to have to go through more than an eye test and a wait (and a fee) too.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I came from NY..Just did an eye test and got a CT License. this was 5 years ago. Not sure if laws changed. I hope they did cause people from out of state just dont know how to drive in CT.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: TX
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Before you go make sure you don't have ANYTHING pending or out-standing on your current license (unpaid ticket, court fee, etc) because they'll make you take care of it (after you wait in line for 3 hours for them to tell you about it) before you can get a CT license.
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Old 06-22-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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How long time did it take to get the Connecticut license from that you visited DMV? Did they give you a temporary one to use until they send you the real one?
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:02 PM
 
Location: CT
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My boyfriend moved here with me 2 years a go from NJ and all he had to do was eye test it was quick no written or driving test don't worry. Just make sure you bring proper documents they list on website, birth certificate, piece of mail with new address and a check book lol. This was in New Britain DMV btw.

they will retake your picture too and give you liscence right there no temporary

http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=805&q=244772
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: New England
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If your married make sure your wife has the marriage license along with her birth certificate. We moved here in Nov. and didn't have to take a test. We also had our licenses before we left.
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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How long time did it take to get the Connecticut license from that you visited DMV? Did they give you a temporary one to use until they send you the real one?
We went to the Wethersfield office on a Tuesday afternoon which was a huge mistake. The Wethersfield office is the busiest location and Tuesday afternoons are also very busy (they are closed Sunday and Monday). It however only took like 2 hours from getting in line to walking out with a real CT license.
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Things may have changed, but when I moved here from NJ in 2006, I was advised by my co-workers to apply at my "local" DMV office. That was Danbury at the time, but I tried my luck at Norwalk anyway, since it was close to work and I'd heard things moved a lot faster over there. Norwalk DMV asked me to get a letter from my employer, stating I was employed in or around there, which I did. Two hours after producing this letter, I had my license & registration + plates. No eye test, examination or road test.
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