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Old 08-28-2010, 10:15 PM
Location: Monadnock region
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all the color, italic and cap emphasis was mine. The info was still from the original NH site that Merjolie mentioned (I was looking around, because that site doesn't really have a whole lot of info - like if you move from out of state, do you need to take the written and the driving test?? there's no mention at all.)

I still stand on the Department of Redundancy Dept comment:
IF you are required to have and turn in your valid out of state license, THEN why on earth are all those option under 'proof of identity' even there? Since one of them IS an out of state drivers license, and you already have it per #1.. then you don't need " Passport, Divorce decree, Marriage Certificate, Civil Union Certificate or its equivalent, Valid out-of-state Driver license or Identification Card or Original Social Security Card in the exact name of the applicant" since those are all in ADDITION to the also required "NEED CERTIFIED BIRTH CERTIFICATE, VALID US PASSPORT OR MILITARY ID". And for that matter, if you're already bringing a passport or military ID as it says you seem to have to have.. then you obviously don't need it a second time where it's listed in the "PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:" section. which you don't need anyway since you already have the out of state license! See?? (yes, I"m being redundant to make a point)

But still... the official site never says where an out of state transfer can go for a NH license - they only discuss people who are from out of country looking to get a license and that they have to go to Concord. the rest of us, it doesn't say we can use a substation or Concord. It doesn't say what testing is required.... Yes, there is a block for 'what tests do I need to take' but it doesn't say who that applies to. Does everyone, even renewals, have to take all 3? Just people from out of country? Just first time drivers? And people transferring from out of state who currently hold licenses? dunno. All we get is "If new to NH, you must prove identification and residency (RSA 259:23). You must surrender your current driver license form the state from which you have moved."
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:17 AM
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I renewed my license recently at the Rochester office. While I was there, there were many people that had moved to NH from Maine and were trying to get a NH license. A lot of disgruntled people were sent home because they did not have enough identification.

Under the new Homeland Security rules, you absolutely need your birth certificate as well as proof of residency in this state.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:06 PM
Location: Southern NH
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It is good you live in NH and do not have to pay the MA sales tax on that vehicle. A $30,000 truck in NH would cost $31,875 in MA. Then you'd be paying excise tax every year ($750 for the first year for a vehicle worth $30k) and higher insurance in MA....
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:31 AM
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I just registered a used car to replace my other used car. I think it cost about $150 total. I expect to save more in taxes than the age related maintainence for the next four or five years. At Londonderry's approximately $20 per thousand an $30,000 car would cost $600 per year. My newish (2001 Buick) costs $30 per year.
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