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.
Nevada issues driver licenses and ID cards that comply with the federal Real ID Act of 2005.
Existing card holders must choose either a Real ID compliant card or a standard card. See The Real ID Act in Nevada for more information.
Watch our self-help videos! Click on the video icon and choose English or Spanish.
A Real ID compliant ID card is marked with gold circle containing a star. A Real ID will be required for those who wish to use a driver's license or state ID to board aircraft beginning October 1, 2020. See Real ID Enforcement in Brief for details and other instances where a Real ID is required.
To obtain a Real ID card, you must show proof of identity and residential address one time at the DMV. Most card holders submitted proof of identity in the past. You must show the documents again to obtain a Real ID.
A standard Nevada ID card is marked "NOT FOR FEDERAL OFFICIAL USE" and will not be valid for boarding aircraft or other uses outlined in Real ID Enforcement in Brief.
You do not have to present any documentation other than your existing card for renewal. You may use the internet, kiosk or mail options below if you are eligible to do so.
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.
Many Nevada ID cards issued prior to 2001 had no expiration date. These are no longer valid. You must obtain a new card in person at a DMV office.
Veterans with an honorable discharge may have a designation placed on their ID card next to the card number. See the picture above. Bring your evidence of honorable discharge to your next renewal or mail a copy with a mailed renewal. Visit archives.gov to obtain a copy of your DD-214 or other evidence of honorable discharge.
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. These ID Cards will be marked "LIMITED TERM".
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 and expire on the holder's birthday.
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 must renew in person at a DMV office.
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.
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 or eight 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 or seven years ahead. See 8-Year ID Cards for details.
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 or seven years ahead. If the expiration is one year and seven months away, the new year of expiration will be two or six years ahead.
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.
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! We accept electronic checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Using e-check saves taxpayer dollars through reduced fees. Debit cards are processed as credit.
Renew early! Don't wait until the last minute. We do not accept late renewals by Internet.
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.
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.
Make an appointment in our larger offices.
If you have not already received a Real ID, you must choose whether to upgrade to a Real ID or a standard ID card. See the Real ID section above.
Please be sure to bring any additional documentation required for a Real ID or other reasons such as immigration status, medical letter, etc.