Florida Residents Deployed Out-of-State
If your license is scheduled to expire when you are deployed or stationed outside Florida, the department encourages you to renew before you deploy or move. Florida drivers may renew a license up to 18 months prior to the expiration date printed on the license.
If you are not eligible to renew your Class E (Operator) driver license online, the department can issue a military extension card that extends your driving privilege continuously each year until: 90 days after you are discharged from military service, you return to Florida to reside, or you obtain a new driver license or ID card from Florida or another state.
Military personnel and members of their immediate family residing with them (spouse, son, daughter, and stepchildren) may be granted an extension of their Class E driver license. The military extension card is free of charge and will be a photo ID that you carry with your Florida license and Military ID.
Holders of CDL licenses are not eligible for a military extension.
To be eligible for the military extension, your license must be clear of any sanctions. Even if your license has expired, if there are no other sanctions, you are eligible for the extension.
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Upon receipt of your properly executed affidavit/application and current military orders, your driver license expiration date will be extended. Please allow us up two weeks to receive and process your documentation.
Non-resident military – Driver License
Non-resident military and their families who live and drive in Florida may do so with a valid out-of-state driver license.
There is no requirement to obtain a Florida driver license when military members and their dependents move to Florida, take a job, or enroll their children in public schools.
Military Commercial Driver’s License
The State of Florida offers a Certification of Waiver for military members issued a CDL by a branch of the US Armed Forces, to obtain a Florida CDL, while on active duty or within 120 days of separation of service.
With the Certification of Waiver, military members may be exempt from passing skills test required for a CDL.
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