DMV Reentry Information

Oregon driver license and ID card requirements

Oregon requirements for driver licenses and identification cards have changed significantly in recent years. Even if you still have a valid Oregon license or ID card, you are likely to need additional documents when you apply, renew or replace an Oregon driver license, driver permit or identification card.

If your driver license has been expired more than one year, you will need to meet all Oregon requirements for driving privileges, as though you never have held a license before.

If your Oregon driving record has any suspensions, you will need to resolve those suspensions before you can reinstate your driving privileges. That may mean paying a traffic court fine or filing proof of insurance with DMV, for example, before you can reinstate your license at DMV. There is also an additional DMV fee for reinstatements. If you need time to meet reinstatement requirements, you may be eligible to apply for an identification card.

The basic requirements for an Oregon driver license or ID card are:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful presence in the U.S (which will be verified with the issuing agency).
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of age
  • Proof of Social Security number (which will be verified electronically with the Social Security Administration)
  • Proof of Oregon residence address
  • Payment of fees
  • If you are applying for a driving privilege for the first time or your license is expired more than one year or your privilege has been canceled or revoked, you will be required to pass the vision screening test, the Oregon knowledge test and the drive test.
  • If you are renewing your driving privilege and are 50 years old or older you must pass the vision screening test.

Details at

DMV has lists of the specific documents that are accepted as proof of identity, age, U.S. citizenship or lawful presence, Social Security number and Oregon residence address.

Start gathering these documents as soon as you are able. Some of them can take weeks to obtain – for example, you may need a birth certificate from your place of birth to prove U.S. citizenship.


You can find current fees and lists of acceptable documents at Or you can call the DMV phone number listed for your area at or in your area’s telephone directory. Here are DMV numbers in Oregon’s largest urban areas:

Portland: (503) 299-9999
Salem: (503) 945-5000
Eugene: (541) 686-7855
Bend: (541) 388-6322
Medford: (541) 776-6025
Roseburg: (541) 440-3395
TTY: (503) 945-5001

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