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Identification Card Renewal Options

If you have received a post card asking you to renew in person, you must do so. The only exception to this is made for active-duty military members.

It is your responsibility to renew your ID card on time whether you receive a notice or not. Please keep your address current with us. See Address Changes. A postal forwarding order is not sufficient.

You may renew early at any DMV office in Nevada. We encourage early renewals for military members and others who may be out of the state for an extended period.

ID Cards With No Expiration

Many Nevada ID cards issued prior to 2001 had no expiration date. These are no longer valid. The card holder must present proof of identity to receive a new ID.

8-Year ID Cards  New!

2022 ID Card

Nevada is transitioning to ID cards that will be valid for eight years instead of four.

If you were born in an even-numbered year, you will receive an eight-year card at your next renewal. You must renew in person at a DMV office.

If you were born in an odd-numbered year, you will receive a four-year card at any renewal through 2017. You may be eligible to renew by internet, mail or kiosk. You will receive an 8-year license with your renewal in 2018 or later.

Card holders age 65 and older will receive a 4-year card only.

See ID Card Fees for fee information. The new expiration terms do not apply to cards with a shorter term.

Veteran Designator  New!

Veterans with an honorable discharge may have a designator placed on their ID card next to the card number. See the picture above. Bring your DD-214 discharge form to your next renewal or mail a copy with a mailed renewal. Visit archives.gov to obtain a copy of your DD-214.

Shorter term ID Cards

Some Nevada Identification Cards are valid for less than four or eight years and may expire on a date other than the holder's birthday. Nearly all limited-term cards must be renewed in person.

If U.S. immigration documents are used as proof of identity, the expiration of your card will coincide with the departure date on your immigration documents. If the departure date is four years or more in the future, your card will be valid for four or eight years under the rules above.

If the immigration document indicates “D/S” (Duration of Status) instead of an actual expiration date, the license will expire 1 year from the date of issuance. The fee charged will be that of a 4-year card.

Cards issued to registered sex offenders are valid for one year.

Late Renewals

If you have received a post card asking you to renew in person, you must renew at a DMV office.

If your ID has been expired 30 days or less, you may renew without penalty by mail if otherwise qualified or in person. If your ID has been expired 31 days or more, you are required to renew in person at a DMV office.  A $10 late fee will apply.

If your ID has been expired one year or more, you must renew in person and you will have to show Proof of Identity.

If you are outside of Nevada - If you received a renewal notice, you may renew by mail up to 30 days after expiration. ID cards which have been expired 31 days to one year may be renewed by mail (if otherwise qualified) with an additional $10 late fee using an Application for Nevada Driver License by Mail (DMV 204).  Please contact us for eligibility requirements. 

Nevada residents who are currently members of the Armed forces, their spouses, dependents or certain federal employees may be eligible to renew by mail up to 2 years after expiration.  Please contact us for eligibility requirements. 

If you did not receive a renewal notice, please call or email and include your current address for instructions.

Early Renewals

You may renew your ID card at any time in person at a DMV office. You may visit any DMV office regardless of your city or county of residence.

This is highly recommended for those who are planning an extended trip outside of Nevada. Active-duty military members are encouraged to renew in person when visiting Nevada.

If your expiration date is less than 6 months away, the new year of expiration will be set four years ahead. If the expiration date is 6 months to one year from the date of renewal, the year of expiration will be set three years ahead.

The same 6-month rule applies if you are renewing more than a year ahead of expiration. For example, if the expiration is one year and five months from the date of renewal, the new year of expiration will be set three years ahead. If the expiration is one year and seven months away, the new year of expiration will be two years ahead.

Internet, Kiosk or Mail Renewals

You will receive one of two forms in the mail within 30 days of the expiration date. If you qualify to renew by Internet or mail, you will receive a Renew By Mail Application. If you do not qualify, you will receive a post card stating that you must renew in person. 

If you do not receive a notice, please call or email and include your current address. You may be able to renew without a DMV office visit. If you have received a post card to renew in person, you must do so.

Options

Internet

You must have a renewal notice with access code to renew by Internet. If you received a post card asking you to renew in person, you must visit a DMV office.

It's fast, easy, secure and best of all, no lines! You may renew your ID card with the access code from the renewal notice. In most cases, you will receive a new card with your existing photo in the mail within 7-10 days. Get started here.

Renewals are sent to the address we have on record. If your address is incorrect, please renew by mail or in person.

Choose e-check or debit! We accept electronic checks, debit cards from your checking account, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Using e-check or debit saves taxpayer dollars through reduced fees. You must have cookies and Javascript enabled in your web browser.

Renew early! Don't wait until the last minute. We do not accept late renewals by Internet.

Mail/Fax

If you received a post card asking you to renew in person, you must visit a DMV office. The only exceptions are for members of the Armed Forces, their spouses, dependents or certain federal employees.

You should mail your renewal if you have received a renewal notice but are not eligible for Internet renewals because of an address change or other unusual problem. See Address Changes.

If you do not receive any notice or post card, please call or email your name, current address and ID card number. You may be able to renew without a DMV office visit. Nevada residents out-of-state should call (775) 684-4560 or toll-free (877) 368-7828. We may ask you to include a Payment Authorization Slip (VP 205) for fee payment on mailed or faxed renewals.

The DMV honors the postmark on mailed renewals. We will not assess late fees if the postmark is on or before the expiration date. 

Kiosk Kiosk

You must have a renewal notice with access code to renew at a DMV kiosk. If you received a post card asking you to renew in person, you must visit a DMV office.

See Kiosk Services for locations. Kiosk renewals carry an additional $1 processing fee. In most cases, you will receive a new card with your existing photo in the mail within 7-10 days.

In-Person

You may renew in person at any DMV office. We do not make appointments. This is suggested only if you are not renewing early, have multiple DMV transactions or you are not eligible for Internet or mail renewal.

Your existing Nevada ID card is sufficient for proof of identity. You do not have to bring additional documentation unless it is required for other reasons such as immigration status.

Nevada ID cards are issued from a central location and mailed to you. We will punch a hole in your existing card and return it to you with an interim document. See Central Issuance.