Military Service Members and Families:

Florida Residents Deployed Out-of-State

Early Renewals: If your license is scheduled to expire when you are deployed or stationed outside Florida, the department encourages you to renew before you deploy or move. Florida drivers may renew a license up to 18 months prior to the expiration date printed on the license.

Online Renewals: You may renew your license online at In addition, you may order a replacement license at any time if you lose your license or if your address changes.

Once you have completed an online renewal, you can find out when your license is printed and mailed by viewing our DL/ID Card Tracking System. Enter your driver license number to track the issuance. Please allow 7 to 10 days to receive the license in the mail.

Extensions: If you are not eligible to renew your Class E (Operator) driver license online, the department can issue a military extension card that extends your driving privilege continuously each year until: 90 days after you are discharged from military service, you return to Florida to reside, or you obtain a  new driver license or ID card from Florida or another state.

To receive the military extension, you must complete the Military Personnel and Dependents Affidavit  certifying active duty status in the U.S. Armed Forces while stationed outside of Florida and provide a copy of the member’s current military orders.

Please note: Military extension cards may not be accepted in some countries when serving overseas.

Out-of-State Residents Deployed to Florida

Military service members and their families who live and drive in Florida, may do so with a valid out-of-state driver license. There is no requirement to obtain a Florida driver license when military and their family members move to Florida, take a job, or enroll their children in public schools.



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