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License Upgrade

Has your address changed? If so, you need to change your address before upgrading online!

You will need the following items to upgrade your probationary license to a basic license:

  • A valid Drivers License Number
  • A valid Social Security Number
  • Access to a printer (needed if you want to print an interim license and/or a receipt)
  • A valid email address
  • A valid credit card*
    VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
    * Online payments are processed through Tyler Payments Services which includes a service fee, not shared with the State of New Jersey, solely dedicated to developing, maintaining, and expanding the State's electronic services.

Once you have completed the process your license upgrade is effective immediately. The Motor Vehicle Commission will mail your document(s) to the mailing address we have on file. Print and carry the interim license with you along with your current license until your new license arrives in the mail, in about 10-20 business days.

If the mailing address on your license has changed, you MUST update your address BEFORE upgrading your license.


If you want to replace your current "under-21" vertical license with an "over-21" horizontal license, here's how:

  • If you are more than 3 months from your expiration date, you can request a replacement license online ON OR AFTER your 21st birthday, and you will be sent the correct horizontal license.
  • If you are within 3 months of your expiration date, you will need to renew online. If you renew ON OR AFTER your 21st birthday, you will be sent the correct horizontal license.