I'm aware of "reciprocity agreements" some states of America have with other countries. I wish to move to America, but not to go through the hell of getting a license again.
In Australia: All of my search results are for coming to Australia from America, but I want to do the opposite. What states of America will allow a transfer of driver's license (Probably through a reciprocity agreement) from Australia?
I'm going to Washington, Seattle, but based on dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/moving.html I'd have to do all of the tests again, which is why I'm asking about other states (So I can move to them temporarilly, get a licence, and move back to Washington. The nearest state to Washington which will allow what I need would be the best option).
With an account problem and my low reputation, I couldn't directly comment to the answers, so did so via edits here:
@Dorothy (2016-09-03 16:48:06) I thought about British Columbia, but it's a part of Canada, not America. I would have to go through visa/green card stuff and everything else twice. It'd be ideal to move to a different country once (America) and between its states to do what's needed. British Columbia would be my last option, if I can't find any others inside America.
@Dennis (2016-09-03 19:00:55) I couldn't find the information you were talking about on the page you linked to, it was only listing other states of America which they'll transfer from, not other countries. Maybe I missed it. Will Virginia really allow a transfer from Australia?
@jpakotal (2016.09.10 12:55:55) and @Dorothy (2016.09.11 02:23:53) I had to go through years of hell for my licence the first time, so I don't want to throw all of that out by having to restart the physical test (They kept lying about the physical tests, so they could fail me, and I'd have to pay more. I had to make legal action, which I won, so they'd stop that). I'd be okay if I have to redo the mental test again, to transfer my licence, but not the physical test (As I don't trust what happened won't happen again).
@Dennis (2016-09-10 22:21:14) From what I'm reading on the page you linked: I only need to have residence in America generally, not Washington DC specifically, so simply being in Seattle, as I will be, would be enough (If I'm right). It's exactly what I need, but nearer options would be better (If I have to temporarily move to one of them, this is okay too).