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College Student ~ Renewing an Alaska License or ID Card

As an Alaska resident attending college outside of Alaska, you are welcome to renew your driver license or state identification card (ID) through the mail.  Your license or ID card expires 90 days after your 21st birthday.  If you will not be in Alaska between your 21st birthday and the expiration date shown on your Alaska driver license and/or ID card, please follow the instructions below to renew.

Alaska does not have a grace period. Once your license is expired, it is not legal for you to drive. If you allow your license to expire over a year, you must pass the written test again in order to renew your license. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  If you have obtained a license in another state after your last Alaska license was issued, you must pass the Alaska general rules of the road knowledge test to renew. You must renew your license in person when you are in Alaska.  Your Alaska license number will remain the same.

DRIVER LICENSE RENEWAL:

You are welcome to start the process after your 20th birthday.  Keep in mind that the test scores are valid for 1 year. 

The first step is to pass the Alcohol & Drug Awareness Knowledge Test. You may wish to review the Alaska Driver Manual prior to taking the test: Alaska Driver Manual

  • Pass the Alcohol & Drug Awareness Knowledge Test

DMV will provide you with a print-out of your passing test score.  Take the print-out with you when you return to college, as you will need proof that you have passed the test in order to renew your license.  If you are unable to pass the test while in Alaska, please contact Juneau Driver Licensing for other options available to you.

E-Mail Juneau Driver Licensing or call (907) 465-4361 and request a Remote Area License Application. The Juneau Driver Licensing Office will mail an application to you.

Once you receive the Remote Area License Application, please complete the form in full, sign the form, and mail all of the following items to the address shown at the bottom of the page.

  • Remote Area License Application (Form 480)
  • Personal check, money order or credit card authorization. (Fee is $21.00)
  • Print-out as proof you have passed the Alcohol Awareness Test.
  • Copy of two pieces of identification.

Changes to license:

  • If your name has changed since your last license was issued, you must provide proof of the change.  Original documents are required and will be returned to you with your renewed license.  (Marriage certificate from vital statistics, court documents, etc.)
  • If any other information is incorrect, you must provide proof of the correct information.  (Original Birth certificate from vital statistics)

When you receive the renewed license, the previous license will no longer be valid.  Please destroy the license by cutting, shredding or punching a hole in the expiration date.

STATE IDENTIFICATION CARD RENEWAL:

You are welcome to start the process one month before your 21st birthday.

E-Mail Juneau Driver Licensing or call (907) 465-4361 and request a Remote Area License Application.

Once you receive the Remote Area License Application, please complete the form in full, sign the form, and mail all of the following items to the address shown at the bottom of the page.

  • Remote Area License Application
  • Personal check or money order. ($15 ~ ID Card Renewal)
  • Copy of two pieces of identification.

Changes to ID Card:

  • If your name has changed since your last ID card was issued, you must provide proof of the change.  Original document is required and will be returned with your new ID card. (Marriage certificate from vital statistics, court documents, etc.)
  • If any other information is incorrect, you must provide proof of the correct information.  (Birth certificate from vital statistics)

When you receive the renewed ID card, the previous ID card will no longer be valid.  Please destroy the ID card by cutting, shredding or punching a hole in the expiration date.

Mailing Address:

State of Alaska
Division of Motor Vehicles
Juneau Driver Licensing
PO Box 110221
Juneau AK  99811-0221

Renewal Questions:  DOA.DMV.JDL@Alaska.gov

REV. 1/14/11