Oklahoma Drivers License Renewal
Oklahoma residents must renew drivers licenses at a local OK DMV office in order to continue enjoying their driving privileges. Driver's licenses in the state are typically valid for four years. You can apply for an OK drivers license renewal at any time in a one-year period before the expiration date. Drivers can ask the state's Department of Public Safety (DPS) to send a renewal reminder to renew their drivers licenses. Continue reading the sections below for more information on how to renew drivers licenses in Oklahoma.
How to Renew Your OK Driver's License
Renewing drivers licenses in Oklahoma must be done in person at any OK Department of Public Safety (DPS) office. Drivers have to satisfy certain requirements set by the DPS in order to renew their drivers licenses in a short period of time. They can begin with the drivers license renewal process as early as one year prior to the expiration date. When visiting the nearest DMV office, you will need to submit both a primary and secondary form of identification, along with proof of legal presence and payment for the required driving license renewal fee.
The driving license renewal fees in Oklahoma vary, depending on the type of license you want to renew. The fee for a regular drivers license renewal in Oklahoma is $33.50. Renewal fees may be subject to change without any warning, therefore contact the OK DMV before making any payments. Oklahoma residents who want to renew their driving licenses must always be prepared to use a proper method of payment in order to pay the required renewal fee.
When to Renew
Your Oklahoma Driver's License
Drivers who want to apply for a drivers license renewal can do so before the expiration date. You are advised to be aware of the expiration date on your driver's license prior to making a renewal request at the local OK DPS office. Drivers can also renew their drivers licenses one year prior to the expiration date, and no more than three years after the expiration date.
Drivers in Oklahoma who have to renew expired drivers licenses must complete their request at an OK DPS office. If your driver's license has been expired for three years or less, you will be allowed to apply for a drivers license renewal process under the condition that you are reexamined and that you present proof of identification. As part of renewing drivers licenses in Oklahoma, motorists must pass the vision exam, the written drivers knowledge test and the driving skills test.
Requirements To Renew An Oklahoma License
Residents can apply for an Oklahoma drivers license renewal only if they complete certain requirements set by the state's Department of Public Safety (OK DPS). In order to renew your drivers license, you must submit the following documentation when you go in person at the nearest OK DMV office:
- Primary form of identification.
- Secondary form of identification.
- Proof of legal presence or US citizenship.
- Payment for the required driving license renewal fee.
You can complete this process one year prior to the expiration date. If you let your driver's license expire, you will be required to retake any necessary exams.
Renewing An OK Suspended License
To renew licenses in Oklahoma that are suspended, drivers must first get their driving privileges reinstated. Therefore, drivers can either attend traffic school or wait for the suspension period to be over in order to renew their drivers licenses. Additionally, you can contact the OK DPS for more information about your specific situation.
Note: Check your license status and demerit points by ordering a copy of your Oklahoma driving record, before renewing your drivers license.
Renewing Your OK Drivers License By Mail
Residents are required to renew their drivers licenses in Oklahoma at a local OK DMV office. However, if they are currently out of the state, they will be able to finish the drivers license renewal process by mail, when sending a letter to the Department of Public Safety. The letter should contain the following personal information:
- Your full name.
- Your date of birth.
- Your current OK driver's license number.
- Your Oklahoma address.
- Your out-of-state mailing address.
You must send this letter along with primary and secondary forms of identification, as well as with a payment for the required driving license renewal fee.
Note: You will be allowed to complete the drivers license renewal process by mail only if your last renewal was completed in person at any OK DPS office. If you are a non-US citizen, this option is not available to you.
Non US Citizen
The Oklahoma drivers license renewal process is the same for non citizens as for regular U.S. citizens. The only difference is that non U.S. citizens are required to present their immigration documents when renewing their drivers license. Drivers who have let their driver's license expire will have to show their permanent resident card, if applicable. If you need further details about your specific situation, contact the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (OK DPS).
Out-of-State Military Renewal
Military members can renew Oklahoma drivers licenses in a period of 60 days after they get back from their active, out-of-state military service. If you are an active military member, or the spouse or dependent of a military member, you can apply for a drivers license renewal in a period of 60 days after the discharge date. However, if you want to renew your drivers license while out of Oklahoma, you can do so by mail. You will have to fulfill all requirements set for out-of-state residents. Drivers who have allowed their drivers license to expire must submit copies of their military orders as well.