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Old 03-25-2016, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I didn't know I can trade my international DL for a NV DL. If so, that's even better.

By the way, just checked again on DMV website. Rental car is not accepted for driving test.
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thanks for the tips. I took written tests in Canada and California before. Passed without any problems. I will just do some online tests and then go to DMV Henderson when I get there.

But first, I need to have two doc proof of residency. Rental agreement plus bank statement. As soon as I sign the short term lease agreement, I can go to bank to open a bank account and wait for a statement which will take a while I guess. So probably, I will need to rent a car for a month with my international driver license while waiting for all these processes to go through. Hard for me to buy a car in Vegas and put on a reasonably-priced insurance with an international driver license.

This is just part of the moving process...
If you need to rent a car to take your driving test, go here.

https://turo.com/search?location=Las...ltZoomLevel=11

These are private owner vehicles that the dmv would not know that you were renting it.
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:23 AM
 
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Thanks for the advice on Turo. Looks interesting. I may even consider renting my car out to others in the future.
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Old 03-25-2016, 12:52 PM
 
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I had pretty much the exact same situation about 5 years ago. Was retiring from the military, had a CA driver's license and was stationed overseas for the previous 4 years. After reviewing my options I decided it would be easier to renew the license in CA and then just transfer to NV. No driving tests necessary, CA mailed license to my NV address, and it even included my motorcycle endorsement. Then just go to NV DMV within 30 days to get it transferred over. More paperwork and a little more expensive, but for me was less hassle than retaking the driving tests.
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Old 03-25-2016, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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I had pretty much the exact same situation about 5 years ago. Was retiring from the military, had a CA driver's license and was stationed overseas for the previous 4 years. After reviewing my options I decided it would be easier to renew the license in CA and then just transfer to NV. No driving tests necessary, CA mailed license to my NV address, and it even included my motorcycle endorsement. Then just go to NV DMV within 30 days to get it transferred over. More paperwork and a little more expensive, but for me was less hassle than retaking the driving tests.
If someone's moving from another state and they're transferring their driver's license, do they have to retake the written knowledge test in Nevada?
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Old 03-25-2016, 02:38 PM
 
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See below excerpt taken from http://www.dmvnv.com/newresident.htm

Additionally, transferring drivers will be required to take the knowledge test if any of the following conditions exist:
  • driver's license or privilege to drive expired or surrendered for more than one year (skills test required if more than 4 years)
  • 3 or more convictions of moving violations in the past 4 years
  • driver's license or privilege to drive suspended, revoked, canceled, or otherwise disqualified during the past 4 years
  • a DUI conviction (drug- and/or alcohol-related offense) within the past 7 years
  • any license restrictions which must be reevaluated to ensure the driver has the ability to drive safely (skills test may be required also)
  • Applying for a different type or class of license (skills test may be required also)
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Old 04-18-2016, 01:32 PM
 
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You don't have to have all the paperwork you are talking about if you just want to go the fast and easy route for now.

There are currently two kinds of IDs: real and standard. The standard isn't as strict and you might even be able to use your international drivers license to qualify.


Believe it or not, Nevada DMV is actually very efficient with answering their emails so I would double check with them for your specific scenario. Contact here: Contact Us

Check if the location you are going to has a Dash Pass: Nevada DMV Office Locations
They let you check-in online or by phone and much better than just showing up early!

In the event that you do have to take the driving test, those are now scheduled online: https://dmvapp.nv.gov/DMV/DL/DriveTe...est_Input.aspx
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:38 PM
 
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Go to the DMV in Henderson. Always avoid Sahara. Or even Pahrump!!!
Did not like reading that! I was hoping Pahrump DMV would be easy in and easy out. We may be moving there soon.
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:41 PM
 
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Did not like reading that! I was hoping Pahrump DMV would be easy in and easy out. We may be moving there soon.
She is saying avoid Sahara. Pahrump is fine but a long drive. I would use Decatur with an appointment.
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:01 PM
 
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She is saying avoid Sahara. Pahrump is fine but a long drive. I would use Decatur with an appointment.
That's good news!
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Old 08-05-2016, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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Why can't you just trade the international DL for a NV DL?
I've never heard of any state allowing you to trade an International Driver's license for a state one. Here is what the NV DMV website says about getting a new NV driver's license:

Beginning Drivers 18 & Older
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