DR and New York Homologate Driver's Licenses

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Basically, someone with a Dominican driver's license will be able to get a New York driver's license by simply showing a valid Dominican one and paying the fee for a new NY driver's license. No need to retake the driver's license test.

People with a New York driver's license can do the same to get a Dominican driver's license in the DR.

 
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johne

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The senator from NY is doing wonders for the Dominican community. What a guy! For members of DR1, when you have a moment, it would behoove you to understand who this lovely man is and his background. I'm sure you will find it interesting.
 

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This requires you to be a permanent resident and surrender your DR license - is that correct ?
 

johne

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As you can see from some of the responses there is information missing. For starters, if one remains in NYS for a period of time (90 days ?) and live there and drive there you must apply for a NYS license. I am not aware of ANY state in the US that allows a person to hold two licenses.
 

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To add to above: I had two licenses in the NYS. The NY one was stamped and blacked out with marker and said something like "Dead in the water". Useless to get tags and plates in another state.
 

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As you can see from some of the responses there is information missing. For starters, if one remains in NYS for a period of time (90 days ?) and live there and drive there you must apply for a NYS license. I am not aware of ANY state in the US that allows a person to hold two licenses.

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Exchange out-of-state driver license

If you move to New York State and become a resident 1, you must get a New York State driver license within 30 days.
Learn how to exchange your out-of-state driver license.
 

windeguy

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Clue to the last chapter of the book. Voting rights. Carry on. I won't discuss here.
NY City allegedly allows legal residents to vote in local elections.
Illegal aliens in NY State can get driver's licenses under the "Green Light" law.
 

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Moving to NY​


Exchange out-of-state driver license

If you move to New York State and become a resident 1, you must get a New York State driver license within 30 days.
Learn how to exchange your out-of-state driver license.
That's only if you move to New York from another state in the USA and Canada. It says nothing about having driver's licenses for New York and Dominican Republic. For people that spend part of the year in New York and another part in Dominican Republic, having driver's licenses from the two places could be convenient.
 
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SKY

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That's only if you move to New York from another state in the USA and Canada. It says nothing about having driver's licenses for New York and Dominican Republic. For people that spend part of the year in New York and another part in Dominican Republic, having driver's licenses from the two places could be convenient.
There are hundreds if not thousands of Dominicans living in NY part of the year and the DR part also that use their DR License in NY to drive. I guarantee you that NONE have ever had any problems with this...................
 

windeguy

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That's only if you move to New York from another state in the USA and Canada. It says nothing about having driver's licenses for New York and Dominican Republic. For people that spend part of the year in New York and another part in Dominican Republic, having driver's licenses from the two places could be convenient.
They apparently have not caught up yet to the Dominican thing in the regulations. For what I suppose might be others if Dominicans get special treatment:

What If You’re from Another Country?​

If you have a valid driver’s license from another country, you can drive without having to apply for a new one. However, if you become a New York State resident, you must apply for a new license and surrender your foreign credentials. You also need to pass a written test, perform a pre-licensing course, and pass a road test.

 

windeguy

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There are hundreds if not thousands of Dominicans living in NY part of the year and the DR part also that use their DR License in NY to drive. I guarantee you that NONE have ever had any problems with this...................
It makes one wonder why they did what they did, doesn't it?
 

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They apparently have not caught up yet to the Dominican thing in the regulations. For what I suppose might be others if Dominicans get special treatment:

What If You’re from Another Country?​

If you have a valid driver’s license from another country, you can drive without having to apply for a new one. However, if you become a New York State resident, you must apply for a new license and surrender your foreign credentials. You also need to pass a written test, perform a pre-licensing course, and pass a road test.

It also says "need to pass a written test, perform a pre-licensing course, and pass a road test" which doesn't apply in this case. What else doesn't apply?
 

windeguy

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It also says "need to pass a written test, perform a pre-licensing course, and pass a road test" which doesn't apply in this case. What else doesn't apply?
Like I said, I guess the regulations have to catch up with the new "deal".