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Old 06-25-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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Need Info - Non Resident License

Hey all,

I just moved to Houston from Canada on a TN work visa. I have had a valid motorcycle license in Canada for 6 years and car license for 7.

I am going to be trading in my Canadian DL for an American one soon and I'm not sure of how the transition works.

I've been to the TxDPS website and I know that due to reciprocity I can obtain a valid car license (with proper identification) if I trade in my Canadian one. The question I can't seem to find an answer to is if my motorcycle license (Class 6) will be honoured as well?

Does anyone have any experience here? Do I need to re-do a MSF course or go through the whole noob process again (obtaining permit, test ect...)? Any information is appreciated!

Sorry if I posted this in the wrong thread! Feel free to move it!

Thanks in advance;

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Old 06-26-2012, 03:14 AM   #2
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If we have reciprocity with Canada as you say we do, your motorcycle license should transfer over also.

HOWEVER, to make sure you get the most accurate information, I would suggest contacting the DPS License Issuance Bureau at 512-424-5089.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:53 AM   #3
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Everything will transfer right must indicate to them that its on there...if they overlook it it will not be transferred ....speaking from experience
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