Driver's Licenses and ID Cards

There are TWO types Driver's Licenses & ID Cards

You have the choice between a Not For Federal Use driver’s license or ID card, or a REAL ID/For Federal Use card that contains a gold star, indicating that the card meets full federal requirements for future use at airports and other designated federal facilities and uses nationwide. Details of how Federal Government will implement this requirement have not been released.

Applicants applying for, renewing, or obtaining a duplicate driver’s license or ID card are required to provide specific documents. The documents you need to bring to the DMV depends on what type of card you choose. Due to processing and shipping costs, an additional $10.00 fee is required to obtain a FOR REAL ID/For Federal Use card.

Renew your driver's license online 
 
Not for Federal Identification License  

WV Driver's License "Not For Federal Identification"

Sample shown for citizens over age 21.

These currently arrive at the applicant's address through USPS in approximately 30 to 45 business days.

Federal Identification License  

WV Driver's License for "Federal Identification Use"

Sample shown for citizens over age 21.

These are applied for at all DMV locations, however they currently arrive at the applicant's address through USPS in approximately 30 to 45 business days.

WV Temporary License  

WV Temporary License

Sample shown for citizens over age 21.

Supplied by DMV when an applicant elects a "Federal Identification Use" Driver's License. The expiration is set at 60 days from the issuance date.

WV License Ages 15-17  

WV License Ages 15-17

Sample shown for Level 2 - Intermediate License but "Not for Federal Identification"

See Details on Graduated Driver's Licensing below.

WV License Ages 18-20  

WV License Ages 18-20

Sample shown for under 21 Driver's License and "For Federal Identification"

See Details on Graduated Driver's Licensing below.



If you change your address you are required to notify, in writing, the DMV within 20 days of the change. Failure to do this subjects you to a possible fine or imprisonment. Simply notifying the US Post Office will NOT update your record with the DMV or allow important DMV mail to be forwarded to you. By failing to change your address with the DMV, you could miss the renewal date of your license, or even have your driving privileges suspended or revoked unnecessarily.

To change your address with DMV use the Change of Address form found on the forms and applications page here.