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    Driver's License and Identification Card Renewals
    Frequently Asked Questions


    What is the OMV ExpressLane?

    How does the renewal work?

    How much does it cost?

    Who can use the OMV ExpressLane to process a renewal?

    What do I need to initiate the renewal process?

    What if I need to change my personal information or my address?

    Will I receive a new driver's license/ID card?

    What about security?


    What is the OMV ExpressLane?

    The OMV ExpressLane is an easy way for Louisiana residents to renew their vehicle registration, driver's license, or ID card from the comfort of their home or office. The system is available 7 days a week and virtually 24 hours a day. (Note: Credit card transactions cannot be performed between 11:50 PM and 12:10 AM Central Time due to administrative processing.)


    How does the renewal work?

    Driver's license or ID card renewal is a simple, 5 step process:

    Step 1- Enter the renewal information and confirm the record.
    Step 2- View the fee breakdown.
    Step 3- Authorize payment of the fee.
    Step 4- View and print a receipt.
    Step 5- Provide feedback (optional).


    How much does it cost?

    In addition to your renewal fee, there is a state charge to use the ExpressLane for renewal (in accordance with R.S. 49:316.1).


    Who can use the OMV ExpressLane to process a renewal?

    Anyone who receives a Louisiana computer generated renewal invitation through the mail and has a valid credit card or debit card backed by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express is eligible to use the ExpressLane.


    What do I need to initiate the renewal process?

    • The computer generated renewal invitation
    • A valid credit card or debit card backed by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express
    • A web browser such as Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher OR Netscape 4.73 or higher
    • A printer to print a receipt (optional)

    What if I need to change my personal information or my address?

    If any changes are required, you must visit your local OMV office to have a new driver's license or identification card issued.


    Will I receive a new driver's license/ID card?

    Yes you will receive a new Driver’s License/ID card however at the time of your next renewal, you will be required to visit a field office to have a new driver's license/ID card produced with an updated photo.


    What about security?

    The State of Louisiana understands your concerns about Internet security. Because we share your concerns, we've worked closely with vendors to develop a highly secure online Internet commerce experience. The result is a web site that offers the visitor a high level of service and trustworthiness as expected from other premier e-commerce sites.

    In conjunction with features built into popular browser software, this web site provides advanced security for your online purchases. The security features are automatic; you don't need to do anything special to invoke them.

    All sensitive information will be entered on secure pages. When you come to a secure page, your browser looks for a digital certificate to confirm that it is communicating with the State of Louisiana. Once a positive ID is made, your order continues. Your computer and our servers begin communicating in secure mode, sending data back and forth in an encrypted format. At this point you may see a window some browsers display when you are about to receive a secure document. It's fine to click "OK" (or "Continue") to proceed – it simply means that you will begin receiving pages that have been encrypted.

    Only after your browser has entered secure mode will you be asked to enter your credit card information. The encryption features of browser software are exceptionally powerful and ensure the security of this data as it is transmitted to our servers. The State of Louisiana makes use of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol and up to 128-bit strong encryption to provide the highest level of security available.

    We hope you enjoy your visit to our web site. Please tell others about www.expresslane.org.