To improve customer service and reduce wait times, customers under the age of 40, who are eligible, must renew their driver’s license here, or by mail or MVA Kiosk. Renewals will no longer be completed at an MVA branch office counter for these customers. You can renew your non-commercial driver's license or ID card online at MVA’s E-Store.
All learner's permits, identification cards and federally non-compliant driver's licenses and ID cards are mailed to the Maryland residence on file.
DUPLICATE DRIVER'S LICENSE OR ID
Please request a duplicate driver's license or ID card online with the new online option here or by MVA kiosk. These transactions will no longer be handled over the counter and the duplicate driver’s license or ID card will be mailed to the address on record at the MVA.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR LICENSE CORRECTION
To request a change of address card, a corrected driver's license or ID card, please complete the transaction online here or by MVA kiosk.
An additional fee applies for new, corrected licenses or ID cards. A change of address card is sent at no extra cost, as an attachment, which should be stored with the license or ID card. The new license, ID card or attachment card will be mailed.
Immigrants, presenting foreign documentation without valid accompanying United States Citizenship and Immigration Services documentation, can obtain a federally noncompliant Maryland Driver's License (DL) or Identification Card (ID).
Please visit the Online Document Guide for a list of required identity and residency documents and more detailed instructions on what is needed to apply for a federally noncompliant driver’s license or ID card in Maryland.
All Maryland Identification Cards, Learner's Permits, and any NEW Federally Non-Compliant Driver’s Licenses or IDs will NOT be issued over the counter. They are mailed to the Maryland address on file with the MVA.
- Proof of identity and residency are required of all applicants for a new Maryland driver's license, learner's permit or ID card (DL/ID); please use the Online Document Guide to assist you with what to bring to the MVA.
- Immigrants with temporary lawful status in the U.S. will be issued a limited term driver's license or ID that equals their duration of lawful status in the U.S.
- All licensing applicants are checked with the National Driver Registry. If your license is suspended, revoked, canceled or refused in this or any other state, you are not eligible for a Maryland driver's license.
- All Maryland driver’s license applicants and renewals must meet certain vision requirements.
- If you are seeking a Driver’s License and have a foreign license that is not suspended or revoked, you will need to present the license and complete the 3-hour Alcohol and Drug Education Program before taking your driving skills test.
- If you are seeking a Driver’s License and DO NOT have a foreign license, you will need to first obtain a Learner’s Permit and complete the Maryland Driver Education Program and meet other requirements before taking your driving skills test.
Customers obtaining a new Maryland commercial (CDL) or non-commercial driver's license may:
- Take advantage of the MVA's Authorized Online Vision Certification Service program. Their vision specialist can electronically submit their vision examination results to the MVA via a secure website; or
- Have their vision specialist complete the downloaded Vision Form; or
- Have a vision screening conducted at the MVA.
Visit our Vision Requirements page for additional information.
For the safety of all drivers, the MVA’s Medical Advisory Board (MAB) must consider your medical status as part of your license request. All drivers are required to report any medical condition, listed below, to the MVA.
Please be assured that all medical information is kept confidential and is only reviewed by the MVA’s MAB physician.