If you have an SR-22 certificate, it usually remains on your state driving record for a couple of years. However, a lot can change in your life during the SR-22 period. Changes may include moving to another town or even another state.
SR-22s verify for your state's DMV that you have an active car insurance policy. If you move, you can expect your driving record to follow you from state to state. In-state and out-of-state moves both require consideration for drivers with SR-22 certificates.
If you plan to move within your current state, you'll still need to keep the SR-22 on your driving record. This means that when you move, you must take steps to update your address information on your auto insurance policy immediately. Remember, if your auto insurance ever lapses, this means your SR-22 period may have to restart. That's why it's so important that you keep your policy up-to-date.
When moving within your state, update your car insurance to make sure it covers you in your new location. Also update your driver's license, registration, title and other legal information. This can help ensure that you all your records with the state remain current.
Moving to another state doesn't free you from SR-22 requirements. SR-22s generally stay on your driving record regardless of which state you move to. However, the exact SR-22 impacts of a move to another state may differ.
- Some states do not have SR-22 requirements. But if you move to a non-SR-22 state, don't assume that you are off the hook. You often have to maintain the certificate in your previous state of residence.
- If you move to a state with SR-22 requirements, you may have to file a new SR-22 certificate in that state. However, this requirement can vary. For example, many drivers will be required to keep a SR-22 on file in their old state. However, these drivers may not have to file a certificate in their new state.
When moving to a new state, you may have to get new car insurance to cover you in that area. Take your new state's car insurance requirements into account when moving. A new policy may impact your existing SR-22 in another state. Make sure your new policy will still meet the minimum requirements of the other state's SR-22 laws. This will help you keep the SR-22 certificate active.
It is often a good idea to work with an auto insurance agent licensed in both the state you're moving from and the one you're moving to. Such an agent can help you take appropriate steps to keep your SR-22 certificates active throughout the moving process.
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