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    Renew Your Driver’s License in Oklahoma

    Before your Oklahoma driver’s license expires, you’ll need to renew it with the OK Department of Public Safety (DPS) in order to continue driving legally in the state.

    On this page you’ll find information on how to renew your OK driver’s license in person and while out of state, and special exemptions for military members.

    When to Renew Your OK Driver’s License

    Your Oklahoma driver license is valid for 4 years at a time and expires on the last day of the month of your application.

    If you’d like the OK DMV to send you a reminder to renew your license, sign up for an OK DMV driver license/ID card renewal notification by visiting the website. The Department of Public Safety will send you a renewal reminder email 45 days before your card expires.

    Your requirements will vary based on whether your driver’s license is currently:

    • Valid.
    • Expired.
    • Suspended.
    • Lost, damaged, or stolen.

    To renew your Oklahoma driver’s license, you must visit an Oklahoma DMV office in person. You cannot renew online.

    If you are out of state, you can renew by mail.

    Valid Driver’s License

    If you hold a valid Oklahoma driver’s license, you can renew it up to 1 year before it expires.

    Expired Driver License

    If your OK driver’s license has been expired for 3 years or less, you can still renew it, but you’ll need to provide proof of your identity. See the “In-Person Driver’s License Renewal” section below.

    If your OK driver license has been expired for more than 3 years, you’ll need to pass the following tests before you can renew it:

    • Vision exam.
    • Written driving knowledge test.
    • Driving skills test.

    Suspended Drivers License

    If your Oklahoma driver license is suspended, you’ll need to reinstate your driving privileges before you can renew it.

    For more information, please see our page on Suspended Licenses in Oklahoma.

    Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Driver’s License

    If your Oklahoma driver license has been lost, stolen, or damaged, you can still renew it if you’re eligible.

    Do not drive without a valid driver’s license in Oklahoma. To request a replacement OK driver’s license, please see our page dedicated to Replacing a Lost License in Oklahoma.

    In-Person Driver License Renewal

    To renew your Oklahoma driver’s license, you must visit your local OK DMV driver license testing office in person. You’ll need to:

    • Provide a primary form of identification, such as your:
      • U.S. birth certificate.
      • U.S. passport.
      • Oklahoma driver’s license.
    • Provide a secondary form of identification, such as:
      • Another primary form of identification.
      • Your Social Security card.
      • Your health insurance card.
    • Submit proof of your U.S. citizenship or legal presence (if your OK driver license is expired), such as your:
      • U.S. passport.
      • U.S. birth certificate.
      • Foreign passport with I-94 card/number.
    • Pay the $21.50 renewal fee.

    The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) provides a complete list of accepted documents.

    NOTE: If your Oklahoma driver’s license has been expired for more than 3 years, you’ll also need to pass the following tests before you can renew it:

    • Vision exam.
    • Written driving knowledge test.
    • Driving skills test.

    Non-U.S. Citizens

    If you are not a U.S. citizen, your OK driver license will display the word “Temporary” on it.

    It will be valid for 4 years or for the duration of your legal stay, if it is shorter than 4 years.

    You’ll need to visit an Oklahoma DMS office in person and provide:

    • All of the documents listed above.
    • Proof of your identity and legal presence, such as your:
      • Foreign passport and I-94 card or number.
      • Alien registration.

    You can view the Oklahoma DMV’s complete list of accepted documents.

    Oklahoma Military Member Exemptions

    Your expired Oklahoma driver license will remain valid for 60 days after your discharge date, if you are:

    • An active duty military member stationed outside of Oklahoma.
    • The spouse or dependent of an out-of-state military member.

    To renew your OK driver’s license while stationed out of state, follow the steps in the “Out-of-State Oklahoma Residents” section below. You’ll need to provide copies of your military orders if your Oklahoma drivers license has already expired.

    Out-of-State Oklahoma Residents

    If you are out of state, you can renew your Oklahoma drivers license by mail up to 6 months before your expiration date. You’ll need to:

    • Write a letter that includes your:
      • Full name.
      • Date of birth.
      • OK driver license number.
      • Oklahoma address.
      • Out-of-state mailing address.
    • Provide a primary form of identification, such as your:
      • U.S. birth certificate.
      • U.S. passport.
      • Oklahoma driver’s license.
    • Provide a secondary proof of identity document, such as:
      • Another primary form of identification.
      • Your Social Security card.
      • Your health insurance card.
    • Include a check payable to “Department of Public Safety” for the $21.50 renewal fee.

    Mail the above to:

    Department of Public Safety
    Driver License Examining, Renewal By Mail
    PO Box 11415
    Oklahoma City, OK. 73136

    Visit the Oklahoma DMV website for a complete list of accepted documents.

    NOTE: You cannot renew by mail if you are not a U.S. citizen, or if your last drivers license renewal was not completed in person.

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