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Virginians have option of two-year license, ID renewal online, by mail

Most Virginians who renewed their driver’s license or identification cards through the Department of Motor Vehicles’ website or U.S. mail last time now have the option to renew again online or through the mail rather than making an appointment for in-person service.

Most credentials are valid for either five or eight years. The new DMV service, instituted due to the effects of the pandemic, gives customers the opportunity to obtain a new two-year driver’s license or ID card by applying through its website,

This service option postpones the requirement for eligible customers, regardless of age, to visit a DMV customer service center until it is time for their next renewal. When the two-year credential expires, customers will then visit DMV to renew and obtain a five-year or eight-year credential and have a new photograph taken.

DMV is currently notifying customers eligible for the two-year renewal by their preferred contact methods. More than 50,000 customers have ...

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