In case of relocating within New Jersey, DMV Change of Address rules demand that the department is notified of the change within a week of a person moving. If a person is moving somewhere within the state, he/she can put in a change of address request online with the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC). The MVC responds with a confirmation of address change within three weeks after you place your request. This confirmation is sent through mail and MVC will also include stickers with your updated address with this. These stickers can be placed at the back of your drivers’ license, vehicle registration and ID card. The MVC does not issue new or duplicate documents or licenses in response to an address change request unless you make a separate request and payment for the purpose.
If you are moving out of the state of New Jersey, you will have to apply for a new license. This has to be done before your current license expires or within 60 days of moving, whichever one comes first. Not only will you need a new license but your car(s’) registration and title certificate (s) will also need to be updated.
Replacing an out-of-state license is not possible if the applicant is under 18 years of age. In this case, the applicant will have to complete the Graduated Driver License (GDL) program requirements from scratch in order to be issued a new license.
Also, an out-of-state license cannot be replaced online. You will have to visit an MVC agency in person for this. Take your current license with you along with proper documentation that can be used for identification. The MVC uses a 6 Point ID and Address Verification so make sure you take along documents to fulfill these requirements. As long as you have a valid driver license from another state (or D.C.), you will not be required to take any knowledge and road test to obtain a license. The MVC will issue a four-year New Jersey driver license to you and you will have to surrender your out-of-state license to the MVC.