Anyone moving to New York State as a resident, must get a NY state driver license within 30 days, even if you have a full license from another country or US state.

You do not need to be a US citizen to get a NY driver’s license, but you do need to have your US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) documentation and paper work that supports your legal status in this country in order.

Full details of the New York State driving regulations and license application process can be found at the New York Department of Motor Vehicles website.

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