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Californians 70 and Older Can Renew Driver’s Licenses Online Through 2022

Field office visit not required in the coming months

Published on Friday, October 22, 2021 | 2:08 pm
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Californians age 70 and older may continue to renew their driver’s licenses online or by mail through December 31, 2022. Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed legislation to extend this temporary rule.

The ability for senior drivers to renew at – including for REAL ID renewals and even if their renewal notice states a field office visit is required – is another example of how Californians can take care of most DMV tasks without an office visit.

Customers applying for a REAL ID for the first time may start the application online and upload the required documents. They must visit a field office to take a photo and finalize the process.

The DMV continues to streamline its processes to limit the time customers spend at an office. The DMV recommends customers use its online services, expanded virtual services, and other service channels to complete transactions, including eligible driver’s license and vehicle registration renewals. Customers can use the Service Advisor on the DMV website to learn their options to complete DMV tasks.

With more customers using online services, DMV offices have more space to accommodate Californians who need a REAL ID or complete other tasks that require an office visit.

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One thought on “Californians 70 and Older Can Renew Driver’s Licenses Online Through 2022

  • A very good decision and of course very useful. My suggestion is that driving licenses should also be valid until death in the USA as in Germany. Only the picture should be new after 10 years as in the ID card and if you have a new place of residence.
    Here in Germany you only have to extend the big truck / bus driving license every 5 years from the age of 60. A general practitioner and ophthalmologist appointment is required. All other driving license classes are always valid until death or you hand in your driving license beforehand and travel by bus and train as the eco-friendly would like.
    I think USA is very good, but the DMV could take over some good ideas from Germany.
    Today I will apply for a new license plate for my 1,600 pound trailer and within 15 minutes this will be re-registered with the KBA and legally possible. Cost about $ 50.
    I would also like to see this simple procedure from the DMV.
    Could it work like this from 2022?
    Greetings from Germany, Bavaria, Regensburg Country.