Drive in New York State with an out-of-state permit

 This page was updated for COVID-19.

Can I drive in New York State with an out-of-state learner permit?

You may drive in New York State with a learner permit issued in another state if

 
Can I exchange my out-of-state learner permit for a New York State learner permit?

No, you can’t exchange an out-of-state permit for a NYS learner permit. You must apply for a New York State learner permit at a DMV office if your out-of-state learner permit does not allow you to drive in New York State. 

Office procedures have changed due to COVID-19.

We recommend you conduct your DMV business at the office or by mail in the County where you are a resident.

See instructions and reservation information for your county