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How to Renew a Driver's License in Alaska

An Alaska Driver's License must be renewed in person at a DMV office.

WHEN TO RENEW YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE

  1. Your Alaska driver's license is valid for five years and will generally expire on your birthday.
  2. You can renew your license up to a year before the expiration date.
  3. Alaska does not have a grace period and it is illegal for you to drive once your license expires. If your license expired over a year ago, you need to take the written test again to renew your license.

TO RENEW IN PERSON

You must:

  1. Fill in the Application for Alaska license, Permit or State Identification (Form 478). This form is available at the DMV offices.
  2. Bring your expiring Alaska license or proof of identity, if the license is not available.
  3. Take a photograph.
  4. Take a vision test.
  5. Bring a renewal fee of $20. Non-personalized checks are not accepted.

    If your name has changed, provide documents of the name change like marriage certificate, court documents etc.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

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