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Old 05-05-2013, 03:25 PM
 
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We will be moving from NJ to Delaware sometime within the next 4-6 months. I found one thread about Delaware driver's licenses, but it was from 2009. Can someone please tell me if we will have to take the written driver's test as well as the practical one ? That will not be fun. Thanks !
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:53 PM
 
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Moheganpeach,

According to the DE web page regarding DE driver licienses, normally if you have a VALID drivers license from another state - the written and driving test are waived. You will be required to pass an eye exam. Make sure you don't let your NJ license expire before you apply for and receive a DE liciense.

Mary2014
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Just did it, Mary is correct but if you are transferring a vehicle be prepared it is costly.
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:25 PM
 
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Thanks so much everyone for the info ........And I'm SO glad there is no testing !
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Newark, DE
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Agreed -- when we moved here in 2011, our valid Maryland licenses meant we only had to take the vision test, and not written. Had to bring about a million documents to prove identity, though.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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The multiple proofs of identity are, of course, part of the federally compliant identification programme that allows your drivers license to be used as identification of such things as boarding domestic flights. When we moved here in 2007 and got DE drivers licenses, multiple forms of identification were not required. When we renewed in 2012, you could also still get a non-federally compliant DL, but these are going to be mandatory as of 2014, I believe. We, of course, brought the necessary multiple forms of identification to get the federally compliant licenses. Delaware is also in the process of extending the length of time that DLs are valid. At this time, they are staggering the renewal periods, but it will ultimately be an eight year DL for everyone. I lucked out and happened to get an eight year DL. I always find the DMV here very user-friendly and efficient. Easier than my experiences anywhere else.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Arezzo, Italy and Lewes, DE
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I went through this last October. My Virginia license was no longer valid because I had left the US, but it was less than 4 years ago which is their limit, I believe. I did not have to take a test, other than eye exam, but I had to bring 2 forms of proof of DE residency, my Social Security card or passport and the old driver's license. They verify identity on line with SSA and I believe they also check with the state where you have or had a license to be sure your license wasn't suspended or revoked. The DE website is very helpful and the people at the DMV were very friendly and helpful.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:46 AM
 
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Delaware is easy for just about everything, it seems. I've never lived anywhere else, so I have nothing to compare these types of services, in regard to how other states operate. Happy to say that most of the service employees at the Dover DMV are either relatives, or friends. Locals keep things simple.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:59 AM
 
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We will be moving from NJ to Delaware sometime within the next 4-6 months. I found one thread about Delaware driver's licenses, but it was from 2009. Can someone please tell me if we will have to take the written driver's test as well as the practical one ? That will not be fun. Thanks !
I am from the school of thought that it would be easier for you to get your license in DE from NJ then vice versa. When I moved from DE to NJ, I still had to take a written exam that I failed initially. I felt like a teenager again Then you get a provisional license for a year in NJ After that you get a full license. WTF!! Now when I moved from NJ to PA, all I needed was the paper work and my license from NJ. Take my picture. Easy Peezy
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:45 PM
 
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Wow, lots of good info ! Thanks to everyone. We are leaving NJ for Delaware, so sounds like we'll be very happy !
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