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Old 05-09-2012, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Puerto Rico
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Next year. Orlando or Miami, it is no decided yet. I know a passport is not required, but do I need to sign some papers or something? Do I just fly there and that's it? Google isn't helping, at all; all the information I get is "moving to Puerto Rico FROM usa".

Excuse the ignorance Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:07 AM
 
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Theres probably not much information because moving from Puerto Rico to the USA is like moving from Florida to Georgia, you may have to acquire a few pieces of identification like a US drivers license, get a bank account,maybe a social Security number if you dont already have one..,etc You are already an American citizen so it shouldnt be hard....

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Puerto Rico is a Commonwealth or unincorporated territory of the United States. The residents of the island have been United States citizens since 1917, through the Jones-Shafroth Act of the United States Congres
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Palm Bay, FL
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Next year. Orlando or Miami, it is no decided yet. I know a passport is not required, but do I need to sign some papers or something? Do I just fly there and that's it? Google isn't helping, at all; all the information I get is "moving to Puerto Rico FROM usa".

Excuse the ignorance Thanks in advance.
You're just as American as I am. You can live anywhere in the country you want. There's no paperwork, just get on a plane and go. Since it's a domestic flight from PR to the mainland, you need ID for the TSA checkpoint but you don't have to pass through immigration or customs or anything. It's no different than flying from Orlando to Los Angeles.

When you move to Florida, you will need convert your PR drivers license to a FL one. They just made that harder. Make sure you have the documentation listed here:
Gather Go Get the FLORiDA Card: Index
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Puerto Rico
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Theres probably not much information because moving from Puerto Rico to the USA is like moving from Florida to Georgia, you may have to acquire a few pieces of identification like a US drivers license, get a bank account,maybe a social Security number if you dont already have one..,etc You are already an American citizen so it shouldnt be hard....

[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico"]

I just thought I had to fill some paperwork to officially make Florida my new home or something like that. I mean, how will they have evidence that I've been living there.


Okay, just wanted to make sure. Thanks!
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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To get your driver's license in FL you need a Passport or your birth certificate. It is something rather new.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:49 PM
 
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when getting a florida driver does one have to turn in their puerto rico driver license?
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:51 PM
 
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when getting a florida driver does one have to turn in their puerto rico driver license?
Yes....you can only have 1 driver's license. You will be issued the newer Nationsl license( a more security based license since some of the 911 attackers lived her for a while and had Florida licenses)It requires more proof and you can't just show the PR driver's license as proof of who you are now; so read well what was posted. If you have a name change from marriage or divorce etc, you have to bring in the divorce papers or marriage license to prove that is why the name is different than your birth certificate. Sometimes the passport is sufficient for this , though, if you have one. People are often having to make a return trip because they don't have everything needed....for me, I will need to figure out where I put the marriage license before next year when I will need a new DL.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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To get your driver's license in FL you need a Passport or your birth certificate. It is something rather new.
Yes, They need 3 forms of legal documentation proving US citizenship.

I had to provide a social security card-- the actual card, my passport, and my birth certificate. I thought it was a bit overkill considering I was just switiching my drivers license from one state to the other. I would imagine if one stated issued you a drivers license, isn't it safe to assume that u are a citizen?
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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Yes, They need 3 forms of legal documentation proving US citizenship.

I had to provide a social security card-- the actual card, my passport, and my birth certificate. I thought it was a bit overkill considering I was just switiching my drivers license from one state to the other. I would imagine if one stated issued you a drivers license, isn't it safe to assume that u are a citizen?
It is actually called the real ID . All the states will have to do the same thing. Florida was one of the first to start issuing this type license.

Official Website Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
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