thank you Abby for explaining that better than i did!!! but yeah, military dependents have it a little easier now and you dont have to spend nearly as much money with each move because you dont have to get entirely new plates on your vehicles. We have our license's and vehicle plates in our home of record which is Colorado. THAT saves us money yearly as is because most states on the east coast still require a yearly vehicle inspection whereas Colorado no longer requires it. yay on that. But i agree to definitely get in touch with the DMV for accurate answers.Now those are some good questions.
I would start by calling the Virginia DMV to see whether he can keep a Virginia driver's license or whether he would need to change his driver's license to either New York or his home of record, Ohio. (The reason I would call VA and not NY would be that VA doesn't have a stake in this either way, whereas NY may give you the, "Oh, you need to change everything to NY spiel." as they tried with us.)
In general, how it works for non-military people, is this - when you move to a new state, for work, school, or any other reason, you have 30 days to change your driver's license and also to apply for new plates for your vehicle. In most states, changing your driver's license coming from another state is as easy as turning your current one in and getting a new one.
In the military, you can keep a driver's license from your home of record. Now, my husband got his first license in California where he also finished high school and joined the military, but his home of record is Virginia. He has a VA license and our Jeep is registered in Virginia.
As of January 2010, spouses can also keep their driver's license and vehicle registration in another state, whereas previously they had to change once they moved to another state (just like any other civilian who moves to another state). I believe that you can declare your home of record - so if your hubby's is VA, as a military spouse, you could make VA your home of record. (Don't hold me to that, though - we moved here before that went into effect and I had to get a NY license. I will eventually change it to hubby's home of record (VA), just haven't yet.)
I don't know how it works if you come in from overseas. That may be a question for the DMV and/or JAG?
You won't need to be up here. I've never parallel parked in my life, except on the NY driving test.
Someone said this already but made a typo. Anyway, you need a credit card also to rent a car. And you have to be over the age of 25, which I assume you are.
i'm gonna assume as well. 25 is the age to rent a vehicle unless you go through Hertz (i believe thats the right one) and they only require you to be 21.