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Can I get a Georgia License if My License is Suspended in Another State

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

No.  There is much confusion as to Georgia's role in the Interstate License Compact.  Georgia participates in the compact in every way but one: Georgia will start a person's license with no points if they come to Georgia with a valid license or clearance letter from their former licensing state. 

After researching online, many people learn that the State of Georgia will give them a driver's license free of points.  Most states import the number of points a person has from a former state to their new license.  Georgia gives people a clean slate; however, this causes people to think they can come here with a suspended or revoked license and get a Georgia driver's license.  They cannot. 

In all other ways, Georgia participates in the compact.  If a Georgia license holder gets a ticket in another state, it is reported to our Department of Driver Services, the ticket will appear on the MVR of that Georgia citizen. 

Also, if an out-of-state driver gets a ticket in Georgia, that citation will be reported to their home state. 

I am called several times a month asking if a person can get a Georgia driver's license.  We follow a very fair and sensible rule here: if you are allowed to drive from where you are coming from, you can drive here.  However, if they don't want you, why should we?

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