In order to receive a renewal or replacement Minnesota driver's license while temporarily not residing in the state, an out-of-state application packet must be completed. To request the Out-Of-State Driver’s License/ID Card Renewal Guide packet, contact DVS by phone (651) 297-3298. Or, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your:
Date of birth
Once the packet is received, be sure to follow the instruction sheet and make sure to have met all requirements listed in the checklist. These requirements include:
- Answering all the questions on the application
- Signing your application and having it notarized (keep the yellow copy for your records)
- Completing the vision report (for driver’s license renewals only) and having the vision examiner sign it
- Enclose check/money order – if expediting the application, a separate check is required.
DVS will use the photo and signature already on record for your new card. However, if you are renewing your license, you must visit a DVS Office Locations within 30 days of your return to Minnesota to have a new photo taken.
Once the completed Out-Of-State application is mailed to DVS, allow six weeks for receipt of your new card; if you select to expedite your application (an additional $20 fee), allow two weeks for receipt of your new card.
Expedited applications cannot be mailed to a post office box, APO military address or foreign country address. If you have one of these addresses, the regular out-of-state procedure will be used.
Anyone turning 21 years of age should not renew their license until 3 weeks before their 21st birthday. If you choose to expedite, it will not be processed if it is 5 days or more before your 21st birthday.
You may not renew or replace your license from out-of-state if your current license status is not valid, please contact DVS for more information (651) 297-3298.