Your vehicle, as well as other things and equipment generally travel with you when you decide to move to another address. That is why it is important to conduct a DMV change of address procedure as soon as you transfer to a new location, in order to keep your driver's license and car registration updated.
A DMV change of address is a process required by law whenever a driver's license holder or a car registered owner moves to another location. Some states even have a particular deadline where they require the driver's license holder or car registered owner who move to a new address to perform the procedure.
Fortunately, the DMV change of address procedure can be done easily. You can now conveniently perform this task online, through mail or by person.
As stated above, there are multiple ways to perform a DMV change of address.
Typically, there are different procedures and processes implemented by each state. So, what we are going to discuss here is the general principle.
1. Login to your state's DMV online system.
2. Provide the following information for verification
a. Driver's license number
b. Date of birth
c. Last four digits of your Social Security Number
3. Enter your new address for your driver's license
4. Process payment (if needed)
This method is ideal for senior citizen or for those who are overseas.
1. Download or secure a DMV change of address form
2. Fill up the form and make sure to include the following information
a. Your driver's license number
b. Your full name
c. Old address
d. New address
e. Other important information
3. Generate a copy of your driver's license (front and back)
4. Mail the form, the copy of your driver's license and payment to the appropriate address
5. Payment form should be in the form of cheque or money order that is payable to your state's DMV
Some states require the driver's license holder to personally appear to be able to perform the DMV change of address procedure.
1. Visit your nearest DMV office
2. Present a proof of identity, residency and social security number. You can choose from the following:
a. Proof of identity
b. Proof of residency
c. Proof of Social Security Number
3. Process the payment
Processing a DMV change of address does not mean that you will get a new expiration date for your driver's license. It is only for updating your address on the DMV file. However, if you wish to have your new address to be reflected on your driver's license, then you can process a request for a duplicate driver's license after processing your DMV change of address request.
Besides updating the address on your driver's license, you also need to update the address on your car registration.
Same with the DMV change of address for driver's license, you can update your car registration address with the following methods.
1. If an online option is available for your State, log in to your State's DMV site and follow the instructions for changing the address for your car registration.
2. Process any required payment and applicable fees for the request
1. Secure your State's Change car registration address form
2. Fill up the form and don't forget to provide the following information
a. Your Full name
b. Date of birth
c. Your new residential address
d. Your old residential address
e. Your driver's license number
f. Your Vehicle Identification Number
g. Your vehicle information
h. Your signature
3. Mail the form and include a copy of your car registration and a proof of your new residence (utility bill or bank statement). Include the payment required for the change request
4. Payment form should be in the form of cheque or money order that is payable to your state's DMV
1. Contact your DMV office and ask where you can process your change car registration request
2. Go to the office or location provided by your local DMV
3. Fill up the change car registration address form and provide one of the following proof of new residency
4. Pay the necessary fees
Some States does not require any payment for processing DMV Change of Address. You should contact your local DMV office to find out the applicable fees related to your request.
If you have recently applied for a new or replacement passport, you will need to update your address or your passport may not be sent to your mailing address.
Each state has a specific form for changing a mailing address. Fill it out and either mail or submit in person to the DMV or State's Supervisor of Elections.
There are 3 ways to update your address with the IRS. Fill out and mail the Change of Address 8822 form. Call the IRS office and change your address via phone. Or draft a written statement and mail it to the office where you filed your taxes the previous year.
For those receiving SS benefits and Medicare, you are required to update your address. This can be done in person at a SSA office, online, or by calling 1-800-772-1213.
This varies by state. But typically, the state requires the following: proof of residence in the state, proof of ID, a small fee, and a form filled out with your old and new addresses.