Secretary of State
Copies of these booklets are also available at any Secretary of State branch office. Use the Branch Office Locator to find a branch office near you.
If you have a valid driver's license from another state or Canada and have moved to Michigan, visit a Secretary of State office and:
(A written test is required for anyone converting an out-of-state license with a hazardous materials endorsement.)
If you are converting a valid out-of-state operator's license to Michigan, you will need to pass a vision test.
If you are also adding a Commercial Driver License or a motorcycle endorsement (and do not have one already), or if your license has been expired for at least four years, you must pass a written test, obtain the appropriate learner’s permit, and pass a driving skills test.
Only U.S. citizens and residents with temporary or permanent legal presence may apply for a Michigan driver's license.
Residents who have temporary legal presence are issued a limited-term driver's license. A limited-term license is valid for only as long as the person is authorized to remain in the country.