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Fillable Form New York DMV Driver's License Renewal

Form MV-44, Application for Permit, Driver License, or Non-Driver ID Card, or the New York DMV Driver's License Renewal Form, is used to renew a driver's license, standard learner permit, or non-driver identification in New York.

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What is Form MV-44?

Form MV-44, Application for Permit, Driver License or Non-Driver ID Card, or theNew York DMV Driver's License Renewal Form is issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). It is used to apply for or renew a learner's permit, driver's license, or non-driver ID in New York.

How to fill out Form MV-44?

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Type of Application
Mark the appropriate box on whether you are applying for a driver's license, permit, or ID card.

Purpose of Application
Mark the appropriate box regarding the purpose of your application: “New,” “Renew,” “Update Info,” “Change Type,” “Replacement,” “Conditional,” “Restricted,” “Transfer to New York”

Identification Information
If you have ever had a New York driver's license, learner permit, or non-driver ID card, mark “Yes” and provide its ID number. Otherwise, mark “No.”

Name
Enter your full legal name.

Existing Driver License
If you have ever had a driver license that is valid or that expired within the last two years, issued by another US State, the District of Columbia, or a Canadian Province, mark “Yes” and provide the place where it was issued, its expiration date, the type of license, and its out-of-state license ID number. Otherwise, mark “No.”

Date of Birth
Enter your date of birth.

Gender
Mark “Male” if you’re male. Mark “Female” if you’re female.

Height
Enter your height in feet and inches.

Eye Color
Enter your eye color.

Telephone Number
Enter your telephone number and include its area code.

Name Change
If your name has changed, mark “yes” and provide your former name as it appears on your current license or non-driver ID card.

Other Change
If applicable, provide the change in your new driver's license or ID card as well as the reason for the change.

Social Security Number (SSN)
If you have been issued an SSN, provide your SSN. Otherwise, mark the box below.

Mailing Address
Enter the address where you receive your mail. Include the street number, street name, apartment number, city or town, state, zip code, and country.

Residential Address
If your residential address is different than your mailing address, provide your residential address. Include the street number, street name, apartment number, city or town, state, zip code, and country.

Veteran Status
If you are a veteran and you would like to have “Veteran” printed on the front of your photo document, mark the box and provide proof of your honorable discharge from military service.

New York State Organ and Tissue Donation
If you would like to be added to the New York State Donate Life Registry as an organ donor, mark “Yes” and sign and date on the space provided. Otherwise, mark “Skip This Question.”

If you would like to donate $1 to the Life...Pass It On Trust Fund for organ and tissue donation research and outreach, mark the box provided.

Voter Registration Questions
If you are not registered to vote where you live now and would like to apply to register, mark “YES” and if you’re not submitting this form to a DMV office, complete the voter registration application section. Otherwise, check “NO.”

Registrations with the US Selective Service System (SSS).
If you wish to not register for the SSS, mark “NO.”

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General Questions
1. If your driver's license, learner permit, or privilege to drive a motor vehicle has been suspended, revoked, or canceled, or has your license application been denied in this state or elsewhere, mark “Yes.” Otherwise, mark “No.” If you answered “Yes” to the preceding question answer the following question:

a. Has your license, permit, or privilege been restored, or has your application been approved? If yes mark “Yes” and if no mark “No.”

2. If you have received treatment, are currently receiving treatment, or take any medication for any condition that causes unconsciousness or unawareness, mark “Yes.” Otherwise, mark “No.”
3. If you need a hearing aid and/or a full view mirror to drive a motor vehicle, mark “Yes.” Otherwise, mark “No.”
4. If you have lost the use of a leg, arm, hand, or eye, mark “Yes.” Otherwise, mark “No.”

a. If you need to renew your driver's license, mark “Yes” on the previous question, and the injury occurred since your last driver's license, mark “Yes.” Otherwise, mark “No.”
b. If you marked “No” to the previous question and your condition has gotten worse since your last driver's license, mark “Yes.” Otherwise, check “No.”

Parent/Guardian Consent
Mark the appropriate box regarding whether the form is for a junior license or a non-driver ID card.

If you are applying for either, provide the signature and relationship to the applicant of a parent or guardian as well as the date of signing the space provided.

Teen Electronic Event Notification Service (TEENS)
If you would like to enroll in the TEENS program, provide the ID number on a New Tork State driver's license, permit, or non-driver ID card of the consenting parent or guardian that was provided above.

Commercial Driver License Applicants Only
1. If in the past 10 years a driver license was issued to you from another state in the US or the District of Columbia, mark “Yes” and provide the name of each state. Otherwise, mark “No.”
2. Mark the appropriate box you wish to certify to DMV the commercial motor vehicle that you operate or expect to operate:

a. Non-excepted Interstate (NI)
b. Non-excepted Intrastate (NA)
c. Excepted Interstate (EI)
d. Excepted Intrastate (EA)

Certification
After ensuring that you have accomplished this form completely and accurately, provide your full name in print, sign, and date this form.

Frequently Asked Questions About Form MV-44

How to file Form MV-44?

You can file Form MV-44 directly to your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office. You can also submit this online through the New York State DMV website. If you choose to mail this form, mail it to the following address:

NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
207 Genesee Street, Suite 6
Utica, NY 13501-2874.

What is the mailing address of the New York DMV?

Mail your Form MV-44 to:

NYS Department of Motor Vehicles

207 Genesee Street, Suite 6

Utica, NY 13501-2874

How much does it cost to renew my New York driver's license?

The renewal fee for a driver's license in New York depends on the driver's license class. The fees are as follows:

  • Class A, B, and C (Commercial Driver License (CDL) — $164.50
  • Class D or DJ — $64.50
  • Class E — $112.50
  • Class M or MJ — $72.50

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may charge additional fees such as for a motorcycle endorsement or learner permit. There may also be some additional fees for names that are more than two syllables long or if the DMV records indicate an address in New York City is outside of New York City.

Can I renew my New York driver's license in person?

Yes, you can renew your New York driver's license in person.

To do so, go to your local New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office. You will need to bring the following:

  1. Completed Form MV-44, Application for Permit, Driver License, or Non-Driver ID Card, or the New York DMV Driver's License Renewal Form;
  2. Required exam or test results (For example, Form MV-619, Vision Test Report);
  3. Driver's license;
  4. Social Security card;
  5. Photo identification;
  6. Pre-addressed priority mail return envelope with your application; and
  7. Renewal fee.

The renewal fee may be paid using a credit or debit card or check or money order payable to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.

Renewing in person is required if:

  • you want to change your standard identification to an enhanced REAL ID;
  • you want to update your photo on your driver's license; or
  • you want to change your license class.

Can I renew my New York driver's license online?

Yes, you can renew your New York driver's license online. However, you must be eligible. To be eligible to renew your New York driver's license, you must already have an Enhanced or Real ID.

If any of the following applies to you, you cannot renew your New York driver's license online:

  • You have not furnished your Social Security Number (SSN) to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV);
  • You have no Enhanced or Real ID;
  • You have cases when your driver's license was conditional, suspended, revoked, or restricted;
  • Your driver's license shows "Valid Without Photo";
  • Your residence address is outside the United States;
  • You have a vision or hearing restriction; or
  • You have a different address other than what is listed on the New York DMV records.

If you renew your driver's license online, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles will not charge you additional fees.

To renew your New York Driver's license online, you must create an account on the official website, New York State MyDMV. You will need to provide the following:

  • information from your recent New York State driver license, learner permit, or non-driver ID; and
  • the last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN).

If you do not have all of the above information, you must renew in person.

Can I renew my New York driver's license by mail?

Yes, you can renew your New York driver's license by mail.

To do so, you will need to provide the following:

  • Vision test result (Form MV-619 or if your optometrist is registered in the DMV Online Vision Registry, the Department of Motor Vehicles will be automatically updated);
  • Form MV-44 or Application for Permit, Driver License Or Non Driver ID Card Form;
  • Photo identification; and
  • Renewal fee.

Do not mail cash. Mail a check or money order payable to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles for your payment.

Mail all the requirements to:

NYS Department of Motor Vehicles

207 Genesee Street, Suite 6

Utica, NY 13501-2874

What do I need to bring when I renew my New York driver's license?

When you visit the Department of Motor Vehicles office to renew your New York license, do not forget to bring the following:

  • Your current New York driver's license;
  • Vision test results if you are renewing by mail or online (Form MV-619);
  • Photo identification; and
  • Renewal fees.

If you are visiting a DMV office, you will also need to complete Form MV-44, Application for Permit, Driver License or Non-Driver ID Card.

If you are renewing your New York driver's license by mail, you will need to complete Form MV-44, Application for Permit, Driver License or Non-Driver ID Card. You will also need to provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN).

What is the New York DMV vision test?

The New York DMV vision test is designed to ensure that you meet the New York State Vision requirements. To pass, you must be able to see at 20/40 in one or both eyes without corrective lenses (glasses or contacts). If you have medical documentation of a vision condition, you may be exempt from the New York DMV vision test.

To find out if your vision condition is valid in New York, contact the New York Department of Motor Vehicles.

If you have less than 20/40 vision without corrective lenses, do not renew your driver's license online or by mail. You must renew your New York driver's license in person. Bring your Form MV44 and other requirements.

What if I am out of state? Can I have my vision test online?

Yes, you can have your online vision test online. You may have your vision test online, whether you are in New York or out of state, as long as you have a driver's license.

Use the New York DMV Online Vision Registry, a fast, convenient, and confidential service.

The New York DMV will process your vision information electronically. An optometrist registered in the New York Online Vision Registry will check your vision, and the result will be sent automatically to the Department of Motor Vehicles. Thus, you do not need to complete Form MV-619.

If you fail your vision test, you must renew your New York driver's license in person. Bring form MV-44 and other requirements.

You may need to pay a fee, depending on the vision test provider.

How long is my New York driver's license valid?

Your New York Driver's License is valid for eight years. The expiration date of your New York driver's license will be shown on the front of your card.

When your New York driver's license expires, you may renew it online, in person, or by mail. You must complete Form MV 44 and other requirements to renew your driver's license.

Can I still drive with an expired driver's license in New York?

No, you cannot drive with an expired driver's license in New York. Driving with an expired driver's license is a traffic violation punishable by a fine or court appearance.

If your New York driver's license expires, you cannot renew it online or by mail. You must go to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles office in person and bring Form MV-44 and other requirements.

If your New York driver's license has been expired for two years or less, you may qualify for a New York DMV license renewal by mail. If your driver's license has been expired for more than two years, you cannot renew it. You must reapply for a new driver's license in New York.

Do I need to complete a New York DMV vision test every time I renew my driver's license?

Yes, you need to complete a vision test each time you renew your New York driver's license. However, your vision test result at the New York Department of Motor Vehicles is valid for 12 months. If you renew your driver's license within 12 months after having your vision test, you do not need to complete another vision test.

What happens if I am unable to go in person to renew my New York driver's license?

You can request a renewal of your New York driver's license by mail or online.

Submit the following requirements:

  • Current driver's license;
  • Form MV-44;
  • Form MV 619 for vision test;
  • Photo identification; and
  • Renewal fee.

Use the mailing address stated above.

When should I renew my New York driver's license?

The NYS Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) recommends that you renew your New York State driver's license every eight years.

If your New York driver's license expires, you cannot renew it online or by mail. You must go to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles office in person and bring Form MV-44 and other requirements.

If your driver's license is more than two years expired, you cannot renew it. You will go through the driver's license application process again, where you need to pass a written and driving test.

What if my New York driver's license got lost or stolen?

Report the loss or theft of your New York driver's license to your local police department.

If you properly report the theft or loss of your driver's license, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles may waive your renewal or replacement fee.

Properly report your case by following the steps below:

  1. Obtain Form MV-78B, Report of Lost, Stolen, or Confiscated Motor Vehicles Items, from the local police.
  2. Photocopy your Form MV-78B.
  3. Complete Form MV-44.
  4. Bring your photo identification.

Upon completing the steps, you may now go to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office and submit the requirements. You need to submit Form MV-78B so that the DMV can waive your fee.

What if I just moved to New York State? Do I need to get a New York driver's license right away?

No, you do not need to get a New York driver's license right away unless you plan to operate a motor vehicle. If so, learn how to apply for a New York driver's license.

Where can I have my New York DMV vision test?

You may have your vision test at any of the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices. However, only ophthalmologists and optometrists can perform vision tests.

The New York DMV recommends that you have your vision test online using the New York DMV Online Vision Registry. There, you will find a list of vision professionals who can perform the vision test for you. It is a more convenient process as you do not need to go in person.

What if I cannot pass my New York DMV vision test?

You can check if your driving privilege will be suspended or revoked because of not passing the vision test. You can call your local New York DMV office or use the online search. If you pass your vision test, you may now continue to apply for a New York driver's license.

Usually, you cannot renew your New York driver's license if you fail to pass the vision test.

What forms do I need to renew my license in New York?

To renew your driver's license in New York, here are the forms you may need:

Form MV-44 — Form MV-44 is a form you can use to renew your New York driver's license. You may also get a temporary paper driver's license, but it will be valid for only 60 days.

Form MV-619 — Form MV-619 is a vision test certification. It allows an ophthalmologist or optometrist to perform vision tests and help renew your New York driver's license.

Here are other details you need to provide:

Photo identification — You must provide photo identification when you renew your New York driver's license. Acceptable forms of photo identifications include passports, New York State non-driver ID cards, and U.S. military IDs.

Renewal fee — Renewal fees vary depending on the class of your vehicle and from time to time. The New York Department of Motor Vehicles accepts cash, checks, money orders, and debit or credit cards.

Do I need an appointment at the DMV in New York City?

Yes, you need to book an appointment with the New York Department of Motor Vehicles for walk-in or in-person services. It includes renewing or applying for a new driver's license.

Can I book an appointment for the New York DMV online?

Yes, you can book an appointment and request a photo test at the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) online.

Where is the closest DMV in New York City?

You may search for the closest New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) location on the New York DMV website. Here, you will find the specific address and phone numbers of each local DMV office in New York State.

Is the New York DMV extending a driver's license renewal?

No, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) does not extend a driver's license renewal. If you need to renew your license, you may go online or visit any New York DMV office.

What happens if your New York driver's license expires?

If your New York State driver's license expires, you cannot drive until it gets renewed. The New York Department of Motor Vehicles may suspend your license if it is not renewed within 60 days of expiration. You will also need to pay the regular renewal fees and get a new photo identification before you can get your driving privileges back.

However, you can still renew your driver's license even if it is two years or less expired. Submit Form MV-44 to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles office.

If you renew in person, you may get a temporary paper driver's license, which will be valid for 60 days.

Is the New York DMV open on Saturday?

No, most New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices are closed on Saturdays or weekends. If you want to ensure their availability, you may contact them on weekdays from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

If you have urgent transactions that need quick processing, you can visit some New York DMV offices and see if they are open.

What if I can't get a DMV appointment before my driver's license expires?

If you cannot get an appointment at the New York Department of Motor Vehicles to renew your driver's license in person before it expires, you may submit your Form MV-44 and other requirements online or by mail.

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires all drivers to renew their driver's license before it expires. If not, the DMV will suspend your driving privileges until your New York State driver's license is renewed.

Can I renew my New York State driver's license if it has expired?

Yes, you can renew your New York State driver's license even if it has expired as long as it is not more than two years. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles requires you to renew your driver's license within 60 days after it expires.

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