Sorry for the strange thread title, but I couldn't best figure out how to articulate the issue in a one-liner, which is as follows: Recently moved to NY state. Valid license is currently from IL (which is obviously where I moved from). I'm in the midst of negotating for an F-car. Assuming the sale goes through, how do I/the dealer handle the issues of living in one state, while having a license from another. Yes, I know I should get the license converted, and I am, but the conversion process requires a recent eye-exam, waiting in line at the DMV, etc., etc., so it will take some time -- especially given work demands. My question is really what the implications are (for ownership title, taxes, etc.) assuming I purchase the F-car before I get my NY license. Of course, I could purchase (ie, put down a deposit with the dealer), but just defer consummating the sale, if that would be easiest. On the other hand, maybe there is no issue at all -- I just don't know, which is why I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks much!