Renew License or ID


  • If your license expiration is between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, see special instructions for submitting your eye exam at

Before You Begin

  • Your new license or non-driver ID document will come in the mail within 10 days.
  • If your current document will expire within 10 days, you can download a temporary document on the confirmation page at the end of this transaction. You can use it until your new document comes. Unfortunately, if you leave the confirmation page without downloading the temporary document, we cannot recreate it for you.
  • If your current document expires more than 10 days from now, you do not need a temporary document. You will get the new one before your current one expires.
Proof can either be
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  • You know your current address is not on our records.
  • You are not sure if your current address is on our records.
  • The address on your current document is not your current address.
  • A NYS driver license or non-driver ID card that has "UNDER 21" on it normally expires on your 21st birthday.
  • If you renew 40 days or less before your 21st birthday, we will issue you a document on or near your birthday without "UNDER 21" on it.
  • If your renewal is processed 41 days or more before your 21st birthday, you will receive a document with "UNDER 21" on it.