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Customers now have extra time to make DMV appointments for license renewals

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Posted at 5:41 AM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 05:43:48-04

To accommodate Virginians with expiring driver’s licenses, identification cards, and vehicle registrations, Gov. Northam further extended the validity of credentials issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles until October 31.

What this means is that driver’s licenses and identification cards that are set to expire on or before July 31 have an extra 90 days to renew it.

For example, a customer whose credential expired between March 15 and April 30 will have an additional 90 days added to the prior 90 days, effectively 180 days, beyond the expiration date to renew.

If a credential expires after July 31st, it must be renewed before its expiration date.

Reopened DMV offices are providing specific services that generally require an in-person visit. These transactions include original driver’s licenses and identification cards, original titles, original vehicle registrations, disabled parking permits, and vital records.

Appointments are limited to one per customer, but customers can select an appointment time to conduct more than one transaction, if necessary. For a complete list of appointment services currently available, visit this link.

Beginning June 26, DMV will be offering three months of appointment availability in the system for each location. Each day, more appointments are added to the calendar.

Customers are encouraged to schedule their appointments early and should cancel appointments if they are unable to visit at their scheduled time so the appointment can be made available to others.

Customers should arrive 10 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment. The DMV may not be able to serve customers who arrive late for their appointments.