Do I have to retake the drivers license test to renew an expired drivers license?

Usually not. However, this varies on where you live and how long your driver's license has been expired.

Most states give you at least several months to renew an expired drivers license without having to retake the license test. But, each state sets its own policy regarding license renewal. For instance, the renewal deadline in Ohio is six months after the expiration date, while it's 12 months in Virginia and 24 months in Texas.

Keep in mind you can renew your drivers license ahead of time, sometimes by as much as six months. Also, if you can't renew before the cut-off period, you may be eligible for an extension. These are sometimes granted if you're out-of-state or living abroad, or if you're dealing with a serious injury or illness that prevents you from driving. Contact your driver's license agency for details about this, as these policies also differ by state.

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