Ohio BMV offering online driver license renewal for military members

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is now offering members of the military the option to renew their driver license or identification cards via online services. 

According to a release from the Ohio BMV, the online option is also extended to military members’ spouses and dependents. 
“The BMV proudly supports our armed forces and we are pleased to be able to now provide online renewals of driver licenses and identifications cards,” said Don Petit, BMV Registrar. “Our military heroes may be out of sight, but they are never out of our minds.”

Aside from being more convenient for military members, the new online renewal process through BMV Online Services saves an average of two weeks by providing electronic access as opposed to mailing a packet of information to be completed and mailed back. 

Now, the information is automatically uploaded into the processing system eliminating the need for redundant data entry, saving time and improving accuracy. 

The new process is also expected to reduce the likelihood of errors by identifying incomplete or missing information as well as informing the customer if there is an issue that prevents their application from being processed. 

Applicants will receive email notifications of the status of their application, including a notice when the application is approved and ready for payment.  

Applicants are also able to monitor the status of their application directly through BMV Online Services.

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