How long will it take to renew my driver’s license in California?

My driver’s license is expiring next month. How long does it take to renew my California driver’s license?

Ethan Daniel Moser · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s vital to keep your driver’s license up to date in order to maintain your California driving privileges, so it’s good that you’re asking! In
, it can take three to four weeks to receive your renewed driver’s license in the mail after submitting your application.
The actual process of renewing your California driver’s license can be done either online, by mail, or in person at your local DMV. Should you decide to renew your license in person, you’ll have to complete the following steps:
Bring in the DMV renewal notice you received in the mail Get a new scan of your thumbprint Pass a vision exam Have your photo taken Pay a non-refundable application fee
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