During the pandemic, if your driver’s license expired between March 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) allowed you to renew your license online by self-certifying your vision. If you have not yet sent the results of a vision test to the DMV in Albany, you are in danger of having your driver’s license suspended if you do not send the results soon.
You may take and pass a vision test at a DMV approved provider and this provider will do the rest for you.
You may take and pass a vision test from a non-approved provider, the provider must fill out an MV-619 form and you must submit it to the DMV in Albany yourself.
You may also visit a local DMV office and they will give you a vision test there.
Anyone that self-certified his or her vision during this time and has not yet taken a vision test must get one soon or your driver’s license may be suspended by New York State.
As a reminder, the Federal government will require you to have a REAL ID compliant license, permit or ID card by May 7, 2025 if you plan to use this for identification to board a domestic flight in the U.S.A. or to cross the border into Canada or Mexico.