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Driver License & ID Card

Driver License Renewal

Temporarily Out-of-State

If an Ohio resident is temporarily located outside of Ohio, an out-of-state duplicate or renewal packet may be processed if the driver possesses an Ohio driver license and meets the following criteria:

  • Must have an Ohio address on BMV record
  • If not a citizen, must be a permanent resident and present documentation to verify valid USCIS I-551 status
  • Cannot be a CDL holder unless wanting to downgrade to a class D operator license
  • Cannot be suspended or subject to any warrant blocks
  • Cannot be incarcerated

If the license is expired less than 180 days, renewal packets may be mailed to the address listed on the provided self-addressed envelope. The packet may be sent in care of someone with an Ohio address, but the license itself must be mailed to the applicant at an out-of-state address.

When mailing the packet back to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), it must be postmarked within 180 days of the driver license expiration date.

How to Request

Have Questions?

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by Live Chat Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Or call (844) 644-6268 (OHIOBMV)

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