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Residents of Nevada with approaching expiration dates for their drivers licenses are urged to renew drivers licenses early. Residents are able to apply for a drivers license replacement at any time in person at a Nevada DMV office, regardless of the driver’s city or county of residence. Residents applying less than six months prior to their expiration date will have the expiration date extended either four or eight years ahead. Residents applying for drivers license renewals six months to a year prior to their expiration date will have their expiration date extended either three or seven years ahead.
For more information: How to Renew a Driver's License in Nevada
There is no difference to the standard method of application. To apply for a Class M motorcycle license, former military members must complete an Application for Driving Privileges and submit it to a local Nevada DMV office along with the application fee and a Certificate of Completion from a motorcycle driver education course. Residents who opt out of taking the course must take the written knowledge test and road skills test at the DMV office before they can receive their license.
For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Nevada
Residents of Nevada who have recently had an official address change must notify the Nevada DMV within 30 days. Drivers who have a Federal REAL ID or would like to receive one must submit an address change request in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Necessary forms include the Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card, proof of identity documentation and proof of residency documentation.
Acceptable proof of residency includes:
- Dated within past 60 days:
- Rent/lease receipt
- Copy of lease with applicant as lessee
- Public utility record at applicant’s address
- Bank/credit card statement
- Paycheck stub
- State/Federal court document
- Receipt/Bill requesting payment in state (excluding medical bills)
- Nevada educational institution record
- Nevada hotel/motel/RV park/campground record showing no less than 30 days consecutive residency
- Voter registration card issued in Nevada
- Receipt of benefits from Nevada public assistance program
- Leave and Earnings Statement from military member deployed outside Nevada on active duty
- Notarized statement from residence owners showing applicant physically lives at their residence
- Additional acceptable documents:
- Insurance agency document
- Tax records (no property taxes)
- Property tax record showing taxes paid
- Mortgage deed
- Confidential Address Program (CAP) documents
For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Nevada
Residents of Nevada with drivers license suspensions may be eligible for a hardship license after serving at least half of their suspension period. Hardship licenses may be used to drive to and from work, school, grocery stores, medical appointments and court-ordered child visitations. To apply for a hardship license, print and complete a Restricted License Application. Additionally, gather the required documents as follows:
- Driving to and from work: Drivers should have employers fill out the employment section of the Restricted License Application
- Driving for medical purposes: provide required physician’s statement
- Driving to and from grocery stores or medical appointments: Verification of Need affidavit completed by unbiased individual and signed in front of a DMV official
Additionally, residents may be required to submit to driving tests, as well as provide proof of insurance. Drivers required to install ignition interlock devices must provide proof of the installation. Certain suspensions require drivers to also attend a traffic safety course.
For more information: Suspended License Information for Nevada
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