Texas Drivers License Renewal
Your Texas Drivers License renewal comes around every six years.
What's nice is that you don't have to go into the office every single
time. Every other renewal of your Texas driver licence may be done
through mail, phone, or online.
It's very convenient when you don't always have to apply in person.
application through these three procedures above does not qualify for
your renewal, going to the Texas Driver's Licensing office in person
would be your best bet, and for that matter, your only other option.
Before we talk about that further, I wanted to take a minute and let you
know that your Texas Drivers License Renewal is a good time to take a
Driver Safety course to brush up on your basic driving skills.
If you do complete the course, you get a huge benefit that results in a financial reward.
You will save money on your insurance rates - much more than the cost
of the course. You'll feel a sense of accomplishment, too.
back to your Texas Drivers License Renewal. :) The guides below will
help you in running a smooth and fuss-free drivers license Texas
renewal, without the hassle of second-trips.
Texas Driver License Renewal
Online or Over the Phone
- You need to have a current class C or CM driver's license that
is either expiring within a year, or has expired in at most two years.
Also, your previous or most recent renewal must have been done in person
at a Texas driver's licensing office, and you must not have any
outstanding traffic tickets.
- Visit the website of the Texas Driver's License Division
and follow the instructions stated for renewal online. It will be
advisable for you to print a copy of your transaction for your records.
Your license will arrive after 15-20 days.
- If you
wish to renew by phone, just dial 1-866-357-3639 and follow the
instructions on renewing your license. Just like in renewing online,
payment will be made by credit card. It is also essential for you to
update your address so that there will be no problem with the delivery
of your Texas driver licence. After 15-20 days, your license will be
Texas Drivers License Renewal in Person
- Go to a Texas driver's license facility. Visit their official
website to know more about their exact locations and office hours. This
way, you can be sure that the schedule you will be choosing in going to
their office is correct. You don’t want to make the trip only to
discover that the office is closed. I've actually done that myself!
proof of identity such as your old license, if not expired for more
than two years, a passport, or a US citizenship certificate. If you
wish to bring your birth certificate, you will need to bring two
supporting documents, such as vehicle title or school records. For
more information regarding the requirements, visit the website of the
Texas Driver's Licensing Department.
- Verify your
Social Security number. This should be on file for renewal purposes. If
not, bring any valid documentation with your social security number on
it, such as a Medicare card or college transcript.
- Prepare yourself for the vision test and pay the renewal fee.
about it! With the steps I have listed above, I hope you’ll be guided
on your next Texas license renewal.
By following these simple measures,
you can prevent the hassle of going back because you don’t have the
proper paperwork, etc. This will definitely save you time, money and
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