Taken straight from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Licensing website....
Found here for your verification..
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FOR CONCEALED WEAPON LICENSEES Section 790.06(8) requires you to notify the Division of Licensing in writing within 30 days after a change of address. You can change your address online. Alternatively, you can submit your notification to us in writing at the following address:
Division of Licensing
P.O. Box 3030
Tallahassee, FL 32315-3030
The law does not require a concealed weapon licensee to obtain a replacement license after a change of address. You can continue to carry your current license until it expires. However, if you would like a revised license reflecting your new address, please submit a written request for a replacement license to the address above along with a personal check or money order made payable to the Division of Licensing in the amount of $15.00 AND a passport-type color photograph.
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First of all, it's clear as a bell in black and white. You are required by law to change your address in 30 days. However, you are NOT required to obtain a NEW license reflecting your new address. Dont' take my word for it..it's right there on the State's website...but, I copied it for your convenience. You can continue to carry your existing CWL with your old Florida address until it expires.
There is absolutely NOTHING on a Florida Concealed Weapon License that designates "RESIDENT" or "NON RESIDENT". YOUR Florida issued Concealed Weapon License out of state lookes exactly identical to mine with the exeption of your photograph and your personal information. NOWHERE will it say NON RESIDENT.
Meaning, Florida issues the License to anyone who meets the criteria. Period. Regardless of where you live. They'll send you the same exact license I have living here. It's up to YOUR state to determine if they will honor it or not based upon your residency...nothing on or having to do with your Floirda license.
NOW, if your state does not honor what they deem a NON RESIDENT Florida CWL..it simply means that you must be a resident of Florida...nothing more. It has nothing to do with what's written on your CWL, even the address written on the CWL.
For example, if you obtained a Florida CWL while living in Georgia, THEN moved to Florida, based on the above quoted law, you do NOT have to obtain a new CWL reflecting you new Florida address. HOWEVER, since you are NOWa Florida resident, those states in question are no longer an issue. You are no longer a non resident Florida CWL holder.
Unlike some states Florida makes absolutely no distinction between a resident or non resident CWL.However, YOUR state may.
There isdifference and apparently some confusion regarding this issue.
Hopefully,I've managed to helpclearit up some.
In the end, it's NOT your FLorida CWL that proves your residency...it would be more likely your Drivers License, since you ARE required by most states to keep that up to date and obtain THAT state's DL within a given period of time. So, when you hand your FL CWL to the nice officer along with your Georgia DL, if Georgia honors Florida's CWL unrestricted, you'll be on your way. If the do not honor what they deem a NON resident Florida CWL, you might be in for a long day.