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Driver Licensing > Military Personnel

Any person who is a member of the armed forces of the United States and who, at the time of induction, call of active duty, or enlistment into the armed forces for two (2) or more years, was a resident of this state and was a holder of a valid New Hampshire license is entitled to renewal of a driver license at no cost. Pursuant to RSA 263:5-b members of the military and their spouses who are currently stationed or deployed out-of-state are eligible to request a duplicate license or renew a driver license as many times as necessary by mail during the period of active duty, provided a photo identification is on file with the Department. If you do not have a photo on file, you may request a non-photo license. Upon returning to New Hampshire, you have thirty (30) days to visit a DMV office and have a new picture taken.

Renew a Driver License While Out-of-State

An active duty service member who is stationed out-of-state can renew his or her driver license by mail by completing and sending the following documents:

Please mail the application, residency affidavit and a photocopy of your military identification card to:

NH Dept. of Safety
DMV - Driver Licensing
23 Hazen Drive
Concord NH 03305

If for any reason the DMV does not have your image saved in our system you will receive a license without an image. Upon your return to New Hampshire you will need to visit a New Hampshire DMV office in person to have a new picture taken.

Military Spouse License Renewal

The spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who is stationed out-of-state but who has already established New Hampshire residency, is eligible to renew his or her license by mail by sending the following completed documents:

Mail the documents, along with a check made out to "State of NH-DMV" for your renewal fee to:

NH Dept. of Safety
DMV - Driver Licensing
23 Hazen Drive
Concord NH 03305

Troops to Trucks

The Troops to Trucks program is designed to help members of the military and recent veterans obtain a commercial driver license(CDL) by making use of their military vehicle training and experience. Eligible veterans who are trained in the operation of heavy vehicles can apply for a waiver of the CDL road test and obtain a New Hampshire CDL by passing the written exam.

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New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles | 23 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH 03305
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