Why can't I renew my driver's license online?

Reasons that your driver's license cannot be renewed online may include:

  1. You renewed through alternative methods, such as by mail, online, or at a self-service station the last two renewals.
  2. Your Social Security number cannot be verified by the Department of State
  3. You are not a U.S. citizen -- a non-citizen's legal presence must be verified at the time of renewal.
  4. Your license has been canceled or voluntarily surrendered.
  5. Your photograph is not on file or is more than 12 years old.
  6. You ar listed on the sex offender registry.
  7. ou have submitted a change of address online within the last 10 days.
  8. Your license has been expired for more than four years.
  9. Your license is suspended, revoked, or denied.
  10. You are turning 21 years old.
  11. You have a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a hazmat endorsement.
  12. You have dual products on system, such as a driver's license and a state ID.




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