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Virginia DMV Resource Links & FAQs

Here you’ll find everything you need to prepare for your tests and tasks with the Virginia DMV.

Driver’s license and vehicle tasks are completed with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The official website for the Virginia DMV is:

Online Services at the Virginia DMV

If you can avoid a trip to your local DMV office, you’re in luck. The Virginia DMV offers the following services online:

  • Make an appointment.
  • Change your address.
  • Renew your car registration.
  • Replace your registration.
  • Renew your driver’s license.
  • Replace your driver’s license.
  • Check your license status.

Visit to set up an online account and complete your driver’s license and vehicle tasks online.

Virginia Driver’s Licenses & Learner’s Permits is designed to help you prepare for and pass your DMV written tests – all for free!

We want you to focus on studying and being a safe driver. We don’t think you should pay extra for this.

Virginia DMV Practice Tests

Virginia DMV Permit Practice Test

Road Signs & Traffic Signals Practice Test

Free Virginia DMV Cheat Sheets & Study Guides (Including Free PDF Print-Outs)

We also provide overviews of the steps you’ll need to take at the DMV, so you can be better prepared and know what to expect when it comes time to make a visit to your local office or complete a task online or through the mail. You’ll also find tips and guides designed to help make you the most knowledgeable driver and vehicle owner as possible.

How to Get a Driver’s License in Virginia

Driver’s Education in Virginia

REAL ID Identification Requirements at the DMV

Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

Driving Safety Topics: Distracted Driving, Defensive Driving, DUI, Seat Belt Laws, and More!

Virginia Motorcycle License & CDL

Are you interested in obtaining other types of driver’s licenses and endorsements in Virginia? has you covered!

Virginia Motorcycle License Practice Tests & Application Requirements

Virginia Motorcycle Written Exam Simulation

Free CDL Practice Tests & Guides

Virginia Car Registration & Title

After you get your driver’s license, you’re going to need something to drive, right? We’ve got the information you’ll need to get started.

Virginia Car Registration & Title Information

Smog Check & Vehicle Inspection Requirements

Car Insurance Requirements

Vehicle History Reports

Free Bill of Sale Form

Virginia License & Registration FAQs

What documents do I need to get a Virginia driver’s license?

You need to prove your identity, address, and Social Security Number.

How do I renew my driver’s license in Virginia?

You can renew online, by mail, or in person.

How long do I have to renew my Virginia driver’s license after it expires?

You need to renew your license before it expires.

Do I need a new driver’s license when I move to Virginia?

Yes, you need to transfer your out-of-state driver’s license.

When will I receive my Virginia driver’s license after renewing or replacing it?

You should receive it within a few weeks.

Can I get a copy of my Virginia registration online?

Yes, you can order a duplicate online.

How do I renew my car registration in Virginia?

You can renew online, through the mail, or in person at your local office.

Can I renew my car registration online in Virginia?

Yes, you can renew you car registration online.

What happens if my Virginia car registration is expired?

You will need to pay a late fee of at least $10.

When will I receive my Virginia car registration and license plate stickers/tabs after I renew or replace them?

You should receive you updated registration items within a few weeks.

How much of my Virginia car registration is tax deductible?

You can deduct your car registration fees from your federal income taxes if a portion of your registration is based on the vehicle’s value. Refer to your registration documents for details.

Do I need to register my vehicle when moving to Virginia?

Yes, you’ll need to do so within 30 days.

Virginia DMV Office Locations & Appointments

Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to avoid a trip to the DMV.

Use the Virginia office finder to locate DMVs near you:

Here you’ll be able to find:

  • Addresses and directions.
  • DMV Office Hours.
  • Holiday and Weekend Schedules.
  • Acceptable forms of payment.
  • Current wait times, if available.

Remember, if you do have to visit the Virginia DMV, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment. This can help reduce the time you’ll need to spend there.

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