West Virginia License Information

The Mountain State

New to West Virginia? Get a driver's license.

After establishing residency, new residents who want to drive in West Virginia must apply for a West Virginia driver's license within 30 days.

  • If you have a valid non-expired out-of-state license, you are eligible to transfer the license
  • You are required to pass a vision test
  • You must complete a brief alcohol awareness course
  • You must surrender your out-of-state license before a West Virginia license will be issued
  • A transfer applicant must present all acceptable documents that are required for a first-time applicant