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    SUMMARY: How to Change Your Address in Virginia

    You can change your address on your DMV records either online, by phone, in person, or by mail. If you’d like replacement driver’s license and motor vehicle documents showing your new address, you’ll need to pay a fee.

    This page will help you change your name with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and obtain updated documents.

    NOTE: You must notify the DMV of your new address within 30 days of your move.

    VA Driver’s License/ID Card Address Change

    To change your address on your VA driver’s license or identification card, you’ll need to submit your request either:

    Once you’ve changed your address, the Virginia DMV will send you a free address card for you to keep with your driver’s license. If you’d prefer an updated driver’s license or ID card with your new address printed on it, you’ll need to order a duplicate.

    See our following pages for instructions:

    Vehicle Registration & Title Address Change

    In addition to changing your address on your Virginia driver’s license, you’ll need to update your vehicle information. Provide the VA DMV with your:

    • Full name.
    • Customer number (found on your VA driver’s license).
    • Vehicle’s title certificate number.
    • Last 4 digits of your vehicle identification number (VIN).

    NOTE: If you have multiple vehicles, you will need to provide the above information for each vehicle.

    If you’ve moved to a new Virginia county, you will need to provide your old license plate decal to the Commissioner of Revenue office in your previous county. Once you’ve updated your address with the VA DMV, contact your new local Commissioner of Revenue for a replacement decal.

    Replacement Motor Vehicle Documents

    If you’d like updated motor vehicle documents showing your new address in Virginia, you can pay for replacements. Application instructions can be found on our following pages:

    Fees to Change Your VA Address

    While changing your VA DMV records is free, you’ll need to pay fees for replacement DMV documents:

    • Registration card: $2.
      • If ordered online the card is free.
    • Title certificate: $10.
    • Driver’s license: $20.
    • Learner’s permit: $2.
    • ID card: $10.

    New Virginia Residents

    Are you new to Virginia? If you have a driver’s license from another state, you only have 60 days from when you move to transfer it for a VA license.

    NOTE: If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), you only have 30 days to obtain a VA CDL.

    You will need to apply in person at your local VA DMV office and:

    • Pass a vision test.
    • Pass the knowledge exam, if required.
    • Pass the driving test, if required.
    • Show proof you’ve completed Driver’s Ed or have held a learner’s permit for at least 60 days, if required.
    • Pay the driver’s licensing fee.

    Complete instructions can be found on our Applying for a New License page.

    In addition to obtaining your Virginia driver’s license, you’ll also need to register your out-of-state vehicle/s with the DMV. This must be done within 30 days of your relocation to the state.

    Find out what documents you’ll need and how much you need to pay on our Car Registration in Virginia page.

    Change Your Name in Virginia

    Changing your name with the Virginia DMV requires a visit to your local office. You cannot change your name online, by phone, or by mail.

    While at the DMV office, you’ll need to provide proof of your name change, such as your:

    • Marriage certificate.
    • Court order.
    • Divorce decree.

    You must apply for a replacement VA driver’s license/ID card showing your new name.

    Our Changing Your Name in Virginia page has detailed information about this process.

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