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Everyone who moves to New York from another state or who moves within the state must update their address. Everyone who moves out of New York must also submit their old license plates and registration to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles.

How Do I Change My Address If I am Moving Within New York?

Even if you are simply moving from one address in New York to another address within the state, you must update your records with the DMV. You do not necessarily need to update the address on your driver’s license or vehicle insurance documents. The New York DMV will have the updated address, even if you do not get updated documents.

There are two ways to update your address if you are moving within New York. First, you can update your information through the DMV’s website. Secondly, you could also update your application via mail. You must send a change of address form and payment to:

NYS DMV License Production Bureau
PO Box 2895
Albany, NY 12220-0895

How Do I Change My Address If I am Moving to New York from Another State?

As previously mentioned, you must get a New York driver’s license within 30 days if you establish residency in the state. This is how you provide the New York DMV with your new address. You only need to get a New York license if you are moving to the state permanently. If you are temporarily living in the state for work or school, you do not need a New York license.

You must go to a DMV office to get a driver’s license with your New York address. If you have a valid license from another state, you do not need to complete a road test or a written test. You do need to complete a vision test. You must also bring proof of New York residency (such as a copy of your residential lease) and hand over your old driver’s license. You will receive a temporary driver’s license without a picture on the spot, while your permanent license will arrive in the mail in about two weeks.

How Do I Change My Address If I am Moving from New York?

If you are moving from New York to a different state, you must surrender your New York plates and registration. Send the completed form and the documents to this address:

NYS DMV
6 Empire State Plaza
Room B240
Albany, NY 12228

 

You do not need to mail your driver’s license to the New York DMV. The DMV at your new state of residence will take your New York license and destroy it when you get a driver’s license from your new state. Your new state’s DMV will also contact the New York DMV to let them know that your New York license is no longer valid.

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Jun 14, 2022