What Are the Basics?
When you move, regardless of whether you are moving within the state or interstate, you must notify the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to change your address on your driver’s license and vehicle registration.
How Do I Change My Address If I Am Moving Within New Jersey?
You can change your address on both your driver’s license and registration online. You will need to have your Zip code, driver’s license number, Social Security number, new address, and email address for confirmation.
You may also change your address in person or by mail. The fee for updated licenses is $11 and for registrations is $5.
If you require official MVC credentials instead of an email that you print out, you can only receive these in person. If you go in person, you must pass the six points of identification. To do this, you will need to know your social security number and present proof of address, plus at least two other types of identification that add up to six points. For example:
- Four-point documents generally are New Jersey and federal government-issued IDs with photos. They include:
- A current or recently expired New Jersey driver’s license.
- A US passport
- Non -driver registration card
- Military ID with a photograph
- Three-point documents generally are court decrees and include:
- Marriage or divorce decrees issued by any state
- Legal name change orders
- Military dependent or retiree ID
- Two-point documents include:
- College or school IDs with transcripts
- Military discharge papers
- FAA pilot’s license
- One-point documents. You can only use two one-point documents. They include a variety of other identification documents such as:
- Credit cards or ATM/debit cards with name and signature
- Recent bank or credit card statements
- High school or college diploma
- Health insurance or prescription card with your name
- State professional license
- Tax bill or receipt
- Driver’s licenses from states other than New Jersey
Mailed requests must include:
- A signed letter indicating your request and including the last address of record
- A recent mailing to prove the new address, for example, a utility bill. (This proof must be in the name of the person requesting the change)
- A copy of your driver’s license or non-driver identification card
How Long Do I Have to Complete This?
You must complete the change form within seven days of your move.
How Do I Change My Address If I Am Moving To New Jersey from Another State?
If you are moving to New Jersey from another state, you will need to obtain a New Jersey driver’s license. This must be done in person, bringing the six-points of identification. The fee is $24. A driver’s test is not required if you have a valid driver’s license from another state. To change your vehicle registration, you’ll need to prove that you have insurance in New Jersey. Fees depend upon the type of vehicle. You also must have an emissions test within 14 days of registering the vehicle.
How Long Do I Have to Complete This?
You must complete the change of address within 60 days of your move.
How Do I Change My Address If I Am Moving From New Jersey?
New Jersey does not require that you notify the state about your driver’s license since New Jersey will cancel your license once you obtain one in your new state of residence. However, you are required to notify them about the vehicle registration, and using a U.S. postal service change of address form will not work. You may notify them by mail at:
You will need to send your new address and return your license plates.
Where Do I Call With Questions?
The number for the New Jersey MVC is 1-888-486-3339.
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