How do I change my car insurance to another state?

I’m moving soon and I want to make sure I’m insured before getting on the road. How do I change my car insurance when moving to a different state?

Answer
I get the anxiety of driving without insurance, but you don’t have to compromise your move for it.
States actually offer a grace period for you to obtain a new license, as well as update your registration and insurance documentation for your vehicle.
Here’s what you need to know:
  • The number of days you have to update your insurance will vary from state to state, so always consult your new state’s DMV before pushing it off for more than a week.
  • The average grace period is 30 to 90 days after your move. After that point, you may be penalized for failing to update your license, registration, and insurance.
Good luck with your move!
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Hana Sabah
Answered on Oct 20, 2021
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