How to Become a Resident of Arizona When Moving from Out-of-State
Moving to a new state is always a new and exciting change, especially when you know it is going to be long-term. At Vaughan Winborne Attorney at Law, we make sure all of our clients are supported when they make the choice to become a resident of Arizona and we can even assist you with the process. Making Arizona your home is something that our team at Vaughan Winborne Attorney at Law can assist you with and some of your residency changes can be made within your community through the local MVD office. One of the first steps to applying for residency is applying for a new driver’s license and registering your vehicle in the state.
Arizona state law mandates that you register your vehicle immediately after finding a home.
You’re considered a resident of the state when you:
- Get an Arizona driver’s license
- Have children who attend school and do not pay out-of-state tuition
- Are employed in Arizona (except seasonal agricultural employees)
- Reside in Arizona for 7 months in a calendar year
- Own an Arizona business that stores and operates vehicles
- Own an Arizona business that transports goods or people within the state
- Are registered to vote in Arizona
After you’ve established Arizona is your permanent home, transfer your out-of-state driver’s license in order to drive legally in the state.
Transfer License To Arizona
In order to register your out-of-state vehicle in Arizona, it must be done in person at a MVD office. To gain an Arizona license and registration, you will need:
- Current out-of-state title or current registration certificate (if vehicle owned by lienholder)
- Current out-of-state license plates
- Proof of car insurance
- A completed Title and Registration Application
- Proof of vehicle ownership
- Photo ID
- Pay applicable fees
If you don’t have the required documents above, it will be necessary to apply for a temporary registration. You can drive your vehicle on this registration as you gather the necessary documents in order to gain a permanent registration. Once the vehicle is registered, the MVD will issue you an Arizona license plate to place on your vehicle. Whether you are moving your family to Arizona or moving to the state to begin your college career, it is important to make the state you’re living in your home. At Vaughan Winborne Attorney at Law, we want new residents of Arizona to feel supported when it comes to becoming a resident of Grand Canyon state.