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Moving to Idaho?


Non-residents moving to Idaho must license as residents within 90 days of moving to Idaho or within 90 days of cancellation of their former domicile state’s license, whichever is first. If the licensee does not apply for their Idaho license within that time frame they may have to retest for their lines of authority in Idaho.

Please follow the 6 steps bellow to ensure the process goes smoothly.

1: Be a resident of Idaho.

  • You need to have proof of residency in order to have your fingerprints processed. Examples: Idaho driver’s license, lease agreement, utility bill etc.

2: Have your Fingerprints for a Background Check.


3: Make your Application Packet.

This packet must include:


4: Deliver the Application Packet

 Send the complete Application Packet to:

 Idaho Department of Insurance
700 West State Street Floor 3
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0043 

5: Wait to hear from the Department of Insurance.

  • The Department will reach out to you when it is time to move to step 6.


6: Request a “Letter of Clearance” from your home state.

  • If your home state does not issue letter of clearances, you will need to follow your home states prescribed procedure to terminate your license. Idaho will be unable to process your application until your home state posts the deactivation of your license to the PDB.


7: Send the Letter of Clearance to agent@doi.idaho,gov with the subject line “Letter of Clearance for YOUR NAME”.

  • If your home state does not issue a letter of clearance you will need to send an e-mail to agent@doi.idaho,gov with subject line “Cancelation of Resident License” stating that you have canceled the resident license in your previous state.


Have more questions?
Contact the Licensing Team

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