Driver Services

Military Personnel

Driver License Services

The following is a brief description of special driver license services available to military personnel. For information on vehicle services available to military personnel, see our Vehicle Services page. 

Five-Year License
Military personnel and dependents stationed in Arizona may visit any MVD office to apply for or to renew a five-year license.
Duplicate License

We began storing digital driver license photos in July 1995. If a digital photo is on file, military personnel and their dependants may obtain a duplicate driver license. There are three ways to pay for your duplicate license:

  • Online: $12.00 (Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover credit cards only)
  • Phone: $12.00 (Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover credit cards only)
  • Mail: $12.00 by check, payable to Motor Vehicle Division. Mail to the address below. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

    Motor Vehicle Division
    P.O. Box 2100
    MD 510
    Phoenix, AZ 85001
Motorcycle Endorsement

Please submit a notarized driver license application, a photocopy of the front and back of your current driver license and military ID card and the motorcycle safety course completion card, as well as a check or money order for $7.00. Send the materials to the address above. 


Qualified applicants may also reinstate a suspended driver license online or by phone using a major credit card. If your license was issued before July 1995, you must visit an MVD office to obtain a duplicate or reinstated license so that your photo may be updated. A revoked license cannot be reinstated online or by phone. Please see the FAQ page for more info.

Photo Update
All licensees are required to update their photo and pass a vision test every 12 years. However, if we have recorded your active military status this requirement will not apply.
Renew by Mail
If a digital photo is not currently on file with us, then military personnel and their dependents stationed out of state, may renew an Arizona driver license by mail. We will issue the new credential indicating "Valid without Photo" until you are able to visit an MVD office to update your photo.
Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at [email protected]. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en [email protected]. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.