Do I need a California driver's license to obtain insurance for a car registered in California?

I have a car that is registered in California, but my license is from New Jersey (where I lived before moving to California). Is that going to stop me from getting insurance?

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Thanks for your question! To legally register a vehicle in California, you need to be able to provide proof that the vehicle is insured in California. You don’t necessarily need a CA license, but not every carrier will provide you with insurance in California if you have a license from out of state.
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Alexah Grinnell
Answered on Mar 12, 2021
Alexah Grinnell has been working in the insurance industry for 5 years with a primary focus of coverage consulting in the sales department. She has been working for Jerry Insurance since July of 2019 and has also has experience working for AAA and State Farm. She currently lives in Rochester, NY with her husband and 3 kids
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