How To Renew Your Florida Drivers License
Do you need to renew your Florida drivers license? We've collected helpful information to assist you with everything you need to renew a drivers license in Florida. Select from the options below to get started.
Online application assistance can simplify the process for many DMV related services, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the DMV offices or websites, you will receive a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your DMV forms and/or provide links to DMV online services. Via our partners at Road America, you will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of a free membership to DMV Advisors, a state-specific help desk prepared to answer any driver-related questions or concerns you may have. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.
2: By mail, if eligible (read below for instructions)
Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.
3: Via a local DMV office
If you prefer to access DMV services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical DMV office location. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your local DMV allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.
Whether you're applying to renew a Florida drivers license online, in person or by mail, you will be required to provide the following documents:
Proof of Identification:
- U.S. birth certificate or registration of birth (must be issued by an authorized United States government agency such as the Bureau of Vital Statistics or State Board of Health.)
- U.S. Valid Passport or Passport Card
- Unexpired foreign passport with a valid, unexpired U.S. visa affixed accompanied by the approved I-94 form documenting applicant's most recent admittance to the U.S. (See additional document requirements listed in the Non-U.S. Citizen section below).
- Valid U.S. citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) documents
- Certificate of Naturalization
- Certificate of Citizenship
- Permanent Resident Card
Proof of Residency:
Note: Your current driver license or ID card may not be used as proof of residential address. Proof must come from two different types of source.
- Utility bill or Credit bill within the last 90 days
- Federal, state or local government documents, such as receipts, licenses or assessments
- Other documents containing your name and address may be accepted with manager approval.
- Account statement from a bank or other financial institution issued within the last 90 days.
Social Security Documents (must contain the SSN):
- Social security card (Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers are not accepted.)
- Annual social security statement
- U.S. Internal Revenue Service tax reporting W-2 form or 1099 form
- Payroll check stub issued by employer
- Unexpired U.S. Active Duty/Retiree/Reservist Military ID Card (DD-2 or Common Access Card) (ID cards of military dependents are not accepted.)
There are several reasons why you may not be able to renew a drivers license in Florida online including but not limited to:
- Your license has been suspended, canceled or revoked and you are requesting an ID card.
- You have previously renewed your Florida drivers license online, by phone or by mail
- A name change due to marriage, divorce, adoption or other circumstances since your last renewal
If you have allowed your license to expire and it has been 60 days or less since it has expired, you may be eligible for a temporary permit.
For more answers to why you cannot renew your Florida drivers license online or more information on how to renew a drivers license in Florida, visit www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/renewing.
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