You cannot renew your driver's license online or by mail if:
- Your license has expired and you have not proved legal presence
- Your license is suspended or revoked
- Your driver's license is not due to expire within the next 12 months
- You have failed the DMV vision screening
- You want to have the vision restriction removed from your driver's license after having laser surgery to correct your vision
- Your name is to be changed or corrected on your driver's license
- You hold a learner's permit
- You hold a Virginia identification card
- You owe money to DMV for a prior transaction
- You need a new photograph
- Your customer number on file needs verification
- You do not have a Virginia address
- You have moved out-of-state and gotten a new license in that state
- You hold a driver's license with a school bus (S) endorsement
- You have a social security number (SSN) that does not match your SSN on file with the Social Security Administration (SSA)
- You are required to present proof of legal presence
- You are under medical review
- You renewed online or by mail during your prior renewal cycle
- You are over 75 and hold a driver privilege card
- You must register with the Virginia State Police as provided in section 9.1-903
- You are required to take the knowledge exam or road skills exam
Information for Driver Privilege Card Holders
- You are not required to provide proof of legal presence
- Your driver privilege card cannot be renewed more than six months early.
- You cannot renew an expired driver privilege card; you are required to make an appointment for in-person service at a DMV office and meet all the requirements for obtaining a driver privilege card including the submission of the necessary identity and residency documents.
How to Renew
Make an appointment or stop by DMV during office hours to renew.
Please contact us if you have questions.