How do you change the address on a driving license?


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Though it varies by state, there are several methods that can be used to change an address on a driver's license. In some cases, the licensee must go to a department of motor vehicles office to make the change, but some states allowed it to be done online or by mail. The licensee may need to purchase a duplicate license or renew it to have a license with the changed address.

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How do you change the address on a driving license?
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Each state's DMV website will provide the information needed such as documents, locations and any possible costs involved. Many states' department of transportation websites will link to a DMV page. Some states may allow drivers to make an appointment to make a change to a license if the state requires them to make the change in person. There may also be deadlines to change the address on a license in case the licensee is moving and late fees may result if too much time has passed. Not all states may require an updated license but will send a change of address card until it is time to renew a license. According to USA.gov, a driver's license may no longer display Social Security numbers or other identification documents. If a current driver's license shows a driver's SSN, the person needs to contact the state DMV for a replacement.

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