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Renew a Provisional Driver License
If your provisional driver license expires before you are able to move to the full driver license with conditions stage, you may renew your provisional driver license. If you currently possess a DC REAL ID provisional driver license (star located in upper right corner) or Limited Purpose provisional driver license (which is marked not for federal purposes), you may renew your provisional driver license online as long as you meet the other online requirements. Otherwise, you must visit a DMV Service Center. Please be sure to review the requirements for in-person renewals as the document requirements have changed, and you will be need to bring additional items with you.
If your DC provisional driver license has been expired for less than 365 days and you have been free of traffic violation points and GRAD program violations for 12 consecutive months, you must take and pass the knowledge test, submit your 10 hour night driving certification of eligibility form and will be issued your full license with conditions. If your Provisional license is expired for more than 545 days, you will be required to take and pass the knowledge test and road skills test, submit your 10 hour night driving certification of eligibility form and will be issued your full license with conditions (no 6 months permit holding period is required as long as you have been free of traffic violation points and GRAD program violations for 12 consecutive months). An individual must renew their license upon expiration and may not operate a vehicle on an expired license.
Requirements for Online Renewal
If you are eligible to renew a provisional driver license online:
Requirements for In-Person Renewal
If you are renewing a provisional driver license at a DMV service center, and you do not possess a DC REAL ID provisional driver license (star located in upper right corner), click on all three (3) the links below to review a list of required documents that you must bring with you from each category and be prepared to pay the applicable fees. The DMV will NOT be able to accept documents that are not listed for source documents.
- Proof of Identity - full legal name and date of birth
- Proof of DC Residency
- Proof of Social Security Number
- Current DC Provisional driver license
To renew a Provisional driver license, you may visit any service location except Adjudication Services, Brentwood Road Test Office and Inspection Station.