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  • Change of Address in Virginia

    When you change your address in Virginia, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) needs to know within 30 days. The department must have the street address of your Virginia residence, and it will not accept a P.O. box or business address.

    Your residence address does not have to be the one that appears on your license or ID card, however―you can provide the DMV with an alternate Virginia address in addition to your residence address.

    Whenever you change your address with the DMV, you can also register to vote or change your voter registration address.

    How to Change Your Address

    To change your address, simply visit any DMV customer service center. You can also get a replacement driver's license or photo ID card and registration card for your vehicle. Be sure to bring proper identification and proof of your new address.

    Another choice is to change your address online using a DMV-issued PIN. Request a PIN if you do not already have one.

    You may instead change your address over the phone by calling (804) 497-7100, or if you're hard of hearing, (800) 272-9268.

    How to Change Your Name

    If your name has changed, you must show proof to the DMV when applying for a first-time license, replacement or renewal license, learner's permit, commercial driver's license, or photo ID card. You can use your marriage certificate or marriage license, a divorce decree if it states the name change, or an original or tested copy of a court order that granted the name change.

    If you already hold a current Virginia driver's license, CDL, learner's permit, or photo ID card, you must present it along with one of these documents. If you cannot present it, show one proof of identity along with one of the documents listed above.

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