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Can I renew my driver's license/ID card if I am "temporarily" out of state/country?

A. You may be eligible for a renewal of your license/ID card if you meet the following criteria:
  1. You are a full time student attending classes out of state/country (copy of current student ID required)
  2. You must submit proof of your permanent residential address in Louisiana (not a P.O. Box).
  3. Your privileges are not cancelled/suspended or revoked.
  4. Your privileges have not been expired more than 12 months.
  5. We have a photo on our database.
  6. Your last renewal was not a mail-in/web renewal (where a sticker was issued) or a reconstructed license.
  7. You would, otherwise, meet the criteria to renew via mail/web.
  8. You must submit a completed and signed application and attach appropriate documents and fees. Fees must be submitted in the form of a cashier's check or money order made payable to the Office of Motor Vehicles. This office does not accept checks for driver's license issuance.

NOTE: If you are military and you have not visited our office for renewal within the last 5 years, with a copy of your enlistment papers/deployment orders, we may be able to mark your record "VALID MILITARY" which will keep your license valid until 60 days after discharge.

NOTE: A $15.00 late fee will apply if the license is more than 10 days expired.


Driver's License Renewal (Class D or E) Fees 
Class E - $32.25 
Class D - $54.75 
Class D - (Orleans Parish) - $66.00 
Motorcycle Endorsement renewal - add $12.00

Identification Card (ID) Renewal Fee 
Class I (ID Card) - $18.00

This office does not accept personal checks, however, certified check, cashiers check or money order made payable to the Office of Motor Vehicles.

Mailing address:
Office of Motor Vehicles
Attention: Reconstructed License
P O Box 64886
Baton Rouge, La. 70896

Phone inquiries
Local Baton Rouge - 225.925.4195

NOTE: Once the application and fee has been submitted, allow approximately 7-10 days for the license to be processed and mailed.