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Old 05-19-2012, 06:30 PM
 
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What are the requirements for the DMV when moving to VA? How long do I have to get a license, register my car, etc.? My Pennsylvania registration expires the end of July, and I'm moving in early to mid-August. If I'm forced to renew my PA registration, can I wait a year to register my car in Virginia?
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I'm sure it's on the site that you could Google but I believe it's either 30 or 60 days.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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"Within 60 days of moving here, you must obtain a Virginia driver's license. However, if you hold a commercial driver's license (CDL), you must obtain a Virginia CDL within 30 days."

From this webpage:

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:02 AM
 
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In that case, how can they tell?
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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I suspect through happenstance. You are suppose to register your vehicle in VA within 30 days of moving here. I'm sure it's a violation of the Va. Code not to do so. I believe people get caught through unrelated events like traffic stops.

I don't know if insurance companies notify the VA DMV, but you should be telling your insurer where you live when you move.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:28 AM
 
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since you are comming from pa you will be acustomed to the gestopo tactics of the dmv
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:05 AM
 
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VA DMV website has lots of info. Also, check PA side if they will rebate you for the unused time on your registration etc..most states do. You can not live in VA for a whole year on PA plates, according to Va laws. License is easy transfer, took me 5 minutes.
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