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The California DMV is providing an automatic one-year extension to all California noncommercial driver’s license holders who are age 70 and older. The extension applies to eligible seniors whose driver’s licenses expire between March 1 and December 31, 2020. The DMV had previously provided short term 120-day extensions to seniors with noncommercial driver’s licenses whose licenses had expired during the period from March through July 2020.  

Eligible drivers will not receive a new card or paper extension in the mail. Starting July 15, 2020, drivers can request a free temporary paper extension online through the DMV’s Virtual Field Office to document their extension, though this is not necessary to take advantage of the extension. The extension does not apply to persons whose license has been suspended. For seniors who wish to travel, the TSA does accept driver’s licenses up to a year after the license has expired. Further info here.