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Old 11-04-2011, 07:34 PM
 
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If I apply for a Florida drivers license will I lose the license from the state I came from? In this case Michigan. I would like to keep my current Michigan license as well as have a Florida license. I own homes in both states.. Any knowledge on this subject would be appreciated.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:01 PM
 
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Just got my Florida license , coming from NY. They took my NY license , cut the corner off of it and gave it back....they did saynit was cancelled
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL USA
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If I apply for a Florida drivers license will I lose the license from the state I came from? In this case Michigan. I would like to keep my current Michigan license as well as have a Florida license. I own homes in both states.. Any knowledge on this subject would be appreciated.
(b) A person who does not drive a commercial motor vehicle is not required to surrender a license issued by another jurisdiction, upon a showing to the department that such license is necessary because of employment or part-time residence. Any person who retains a driver's license because of employment or part-time residence shall, upon qualifying for a license in this state, be issued a driver's license which shall be valid within this state only. All surrendered licenses may be returned by the department to the issuing jurisdiction together with information that the licensee is now licensed in a new jurisdiction or may be destroyed by the department, which shall notify the issuing jurisdiction of such destruction. A person may not have more than one valid Florida driver's license at any time.

http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/FileStores/Web/Statutes/FS07/CH0322/Section_0322.03.HTM (broken link)
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
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The one state that I are aware of that allows you to obtain a second license is Florida. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (HSMV) states that part-time residents may elect to retain their valid out-of-state license and receive a Florida license which states "Valid in Florida Only." So in most all states one has to turn in or exchange their previous state's license for a new license when they move to a new state but FL allows you to keep your other state's license and carry a Florida only license.
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:46 PM
 
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The one state that I are aware of that allows you to obtain a second license is Florida. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (HSMV) states that part-time residents may elect to retain their valid out-of-state license and receive a Florida license which states "Valid in Florida Only." So in most all states one has to turn in or exchange their previous state's license for a new license when they move to a new state but FL allows you to keep your other state's license and carry a Florida only license.

Not true! I tried that today and I was told, Under no circumstances can you have two drivers license issued at the same time from two different states! The law went into effect Jan. 2010. Under Border Land Security.
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:47 PM
 
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The one state that I are aware of that allows you to obtain a second license is Florida. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (HSMV) states that part-time residents may elect to retain their valid out-of-state license and receive a Florida license which states "Valid in Florida Only." So in most all states one has to turn in or exchange their previous state's license for a new license when they move to a new state but FL allows you to keep your other state's license and carry a Florida only license.

Not true! I tried that today and I was told, under no circumstances can you have two drivers license issued at the same time from two different states! The law went into effect Jan. 2010. Under Border Land Security.
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
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I stand corrected...
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Stuart, FL
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Not true! I tried that today and I was told, Under no circumstances can you have two drivers license issued at the same time from two different states! The law went into effect Jan. 2010. Under Border Land Security.
Yup. Thank the Patriot Act for that. I got my FL license in August and they took my WI license.

Also, thanks to the Patriot Act, if you're moving from one state to another a valid DL & proof of residence isn't enough to get a DL in the new state...even though your DL # stays the same. You need a *certified* copy of your birth certificate issued by the office of births & deaths. The one they gave your mom & dad at the hospital won't cut it.

I had to do a lot of work to get one from CA, where I was born, just to get a FL DL. I was stunned when I saw my DL # was the same as it had been on my WI license. I said, "If that is, in essence, a national ID# then why do I need a *certified* copy of a birth certificate?" The woman looked at me and said, "Thank the Patriot Act."
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:20 AM
 
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Yup. Thank the Patriot Act for that. I got my FL license in August and they took my WI license.

Also, thanks to the Patriot Act, if you're moving from one state to another a valid DL & proof of residence isn't enough to get a DL in the new state...even though your DL # stays the same. You need a *certified* copy of your birth certificate issued by the office of births & deaths. The one they gave your mom & dad at the hospital won't cut it.

I had to do a lot of work to get one from CA, where I was born, just to get a FL DL. I was stunned when I saw my DL # was the same as it had been on my WI license. I said, "If that is, in essence, a national ID# then why do I need a *certified* copy of a birth certificate?" The woman looked at me and said, "Thank the Patriot Act."
Because they no longer accept the old driver's license as proof as to really being you and that you are a citizen. Some of the 911 terrorists had Florida driver's license so they are trying to put a stop to issuing to people who should not be issued a USA ID card.

Also if you are a woman and your name changed because of marriage you need marriage certificate. If you are a woman and have divorced and or remarried you also may need the divorce papers to prove the name is yours.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:13 PM
 
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Anyone who has had a name change must show proof and the chain of events. Certified birth certificate, marriage license, then if you have divorced or been widowed and re-marry you must have that marriage license also. Copies are not acceptable. You must show the marriage license for each name that links up to your current last name. So, if you have been married 4 times, you must have all four marriage licenses. They did not ask for my former husbands death certificate, just the marriage licenses connecting me to each name. Oh and social security cards are not accepted as a form of ID.

Also from what I am reading, any current FL residents who have not provided this documentation yet will have to submit it when their license renewal comes up.
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