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Thousands of NJ residents invited to 'Skip the Trip' to renew driver's licenses

NJ expands Skip the Trip program

A popular program to help drivers stay up to date in New Jersey is expanding.

The "Skip the Trip" initiative now allows anyone in New Jersey to renew a driver's license or state ID by mail.

This way, folks can avoid waiting in line at the Motor Vehicle Commission.

When the program launched last year, it was only open to people born on or before Dec. 1, 1964.

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) will soon begin sending out invitations to eligible drivers and ID holders due to renew in October.

According to the MVC, individuals invited to Skip the Trip will only have to complete their renewal slip, enclose a check or money order with the appropriate fee and within 7-to-10 days, a new four-year driver's license or non-driver ID will be issued and sent through the regular mail.

The secure renewal process utilizes the customer's existing photo and address on record with the MVC.

Some are not eligible to use the Skip the Trip service at this time.

Customers with a Commercial Driver License (CDL), Graduated Driver License (GDL), Temporary Visa Restriction (TVR), ignition interlock device, boating endorsement or suspension will need to visit an agency.


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