Some NJ Drivers Will Be Able To Renew Licenses By Mail

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SPRINGFIELD – The Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) will soon begin some processing driver’s license and non-driver ID renewals by mail. Beginning with documents that expire in November, customers born on or before Dec. 1, 1964 will be able to “Skip the Trip” to an agency and renew through the mail. Eligible customers will begin receiving notices this month.

“Skip the Trip” customers are only required to mail back their renewal notice along with payment and within 7 to 10 days they will receive a new, four-year document without the need to present 6 Points of Identification. This is possible because of enhanced MVC security procedures that utilize facial recognition technology to confirm eligible customers’ identities prior to mailing a renewal notice. Customers who are offered the chance to renew by mail and choose to visit an agency instead will be required to present six points.

Although many customers will receive the Skip the Trip notice, there are some instances where mail renewal is not permitted. Customers with a Commercial Driver License (CDL), Graduated Driver License (GDL), Temporary Visa Restriction (TVR), interlock device, boat license or suspension are not eligible for mail renewal and must visit an agency.

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