If you are a visitor in California over 18 and have a valid driver license from your home state or country, you may drive in this state without getting a California driver license as long as your home state license remains valid.
If you become a California resident, you must get a California driver license within 10 days. Residency is established by voting in a California election, paying resident tuition, filing for a homeowner’s property tax exemption, or any other privilege or benefit not ordinarily extended to nonresidents.
If you are under 18 years old please visit out teen page:
The information has developed specifically for young drivers and their parents. The Department of Motor Vehicles wants to continue to promote rules of the road and further develop a generation of safe young drivers. In addition to driving safety, DMV also provides helpful tips and resources pertaining to today’s youth. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get it started.
If you are over 70 years old please visit out senior page:
The information on the following pages has been developed specifically for senior drivers. DMV wants you to maintain your driving independence for as long as you can safely drive. The senior page offers links to helpful information on this website and to other senior driver websites.