New to MissouriPage Overview
With beautiful scenery, a thriving economy, and warm hospitality, Missouri is a great place to call home.
As a new Missouri resident, you will need to surrender your out-of-state driver's license and apply for a Missouri driver's license. You can complete the application process at your nearest driver's license office. Bring appropriate documentation.
Testing requirements for new Missouri residents depend on the status of your out-of-state license. If your out-of-state license is currently valid or has been expired for less than 184 days, you'll just need to complete a short vision screening and road sign recognition test to receive your Missouri driver's license.
If your license has been expired for more than 184 days, you'll also need to complete a written exam based on the information in Missouri's Driver Guide and pass a supervised driving skills test.
New Missouri residents must register their motor vehicles in the state after moving there. To ensure that your vehicle is legally registered with the Missouri Department of Revenue's Motor Vehicle Bureau, you must complete an Application for Missouri Title and License (Form DOR-108). If you own more than one vehicle, you must complete a separate application for each vehicle you wish to register.
Although the development of Missouri's economy was originally tied to lead mining, you'll now find plenty of exciting industry in the state. Whether you're a recent college graduate in search of your first professional position or an experienced manager looking for new career opportunities, Missouri can be a great place to take your career to the next level.
There are a number of helpful websites that you can use to jumpstart your job search. Check out MissouriJobs.com, St. Louis Employment Guide, or the Missouri state employment listings to get you started.
No matter what you like to do for fun, you'll never be bored in Missouri. In St. Louis, you can tour the St. Louis Brewery―the largest of Anheuser-Busch's breweries. Branson, known as "The Live Music Show Capital of the World," is home to over 40 theaters playing more than 100 shows on a daily basis.
If you're a big sports fan, there's plenty to cheer about in Missouri. In addition to cheering your favorite high school or college team to victory, you can go see professional teams like the Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals, or St. Louis Rams in action. The Scottrade Center (once known as the Savvis Center) also has a number of athletic events for you to enjoy.
Nature lovers from across the U.S. flock to the Lake of the Ozarks to enjoy hiking, boating, bird watching, horseback riding, biking, and other outdoor activities. The Lake of the Ozarks is also known as the "Golf Mecca of the Midwest," since it's home to over 261 holes, and courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Bruce Devlon, Tom Weiskopf, and Robert Hagge.
If you're into arts and culture, you can browse through the collection of 20th century German paintings at the St. Louis Art Museum. The American Jazz Museum, Crossroads Arts District, and Central Missouri Repertory Theatre are also worth a visit.