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Old 09-24-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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Hello,

I'm moving to Texas soon from Europe.
I do not have a valid unexpired license at the moment, but I had a Pennsylvannia Drivers license that expired in June 2012. Since I do not live in Pennsylvania anymore, I cannot renew it there.

In the "Moving to Texas" page (TxDPS - Moving to Texas), nothing is mentionned for expired out-of-state driver's license holder. What are the steps for me to renew the license? Do I need to take the tests again?

Thanks in advance,

I did contact the TxDPS by email, havent received any answer...
Calling is difficult due to time zone difference
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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TxDPS - Apply for a Texas Driver License

You will have to take the written and road tests over again, I assume, since your license has expired and Texas only stipulates that people with unexpired licenses from other states are exempt from re-testing.

TxDPS - Moving to Texas
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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thanks for the info, I noticed that I could schedule a road test from the website.

Do you have any page with more information on the written test? (how many questions, do I need to schedule for this test, etc?)

Thanks again!
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:57 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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thanks for the info, I noticed that I could schedule a road test from the website.

Do you have any page with more information on the written test? (how many questions, do I need to schedule for this test, etc?)

Thanks again!
Nope, sorry...feel free to search around on the DPS's website. You may have to pick up the phone and call them at a time that isn't necessarily convenient to you, and even then you may not get a straight answer. That's the nature of the beast when dealing with state, county, and municipal government around here. Welcome to Texas.

I took the written test in Texas only once and that was 22 years ago...so I have no idea what's on it or how it's administered nowadays, or whether it's possible to schedule it.

When you go to the DPS, plan on being there a while. Bring every plausible scrap of ID with you. Otherwise, you could end up waiting in line for a couple of hours just to be told that you don't have the right ID.

Also, don't even think about driving with an expired license here. You don't want that kind of hassle if you get caught. You can drive here for up to 90 days on an unexpired license issued in another country, so why don't you try renewing your license in your current location now...that way you'll at least have some time to get settled and get your license squared away in Texas.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:01 PM
 
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Thanks for the advice!
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