AAA is your neighborhood New York DMV


Select DMV services are available at all New York AAA Branches! 
Reservations are required. 

DMV FAQs

What DMV services are offered for New York? +

Please see our services, as well as related forms and pricing details here.

What DMV services are NOT offered? +

Examples of services we CANNOT perform. If you need any of the below services, we cannot assist at a AAA Branch, and you will need to visit a New York DMV office

  • New licenses or State ID’s to include out of state conversions of license or ID
  • Conversion of a driver’s license to State ID
  • All CDL license transactions
  • Reinstate suspended licenses, ID’s or registrations
  • Late registration renewals expired beyond 1 year​
  • Any title services
  • New vehicle registrations or new license plates for a new or used vehicle you have purchased
  • Converting an out of state registration to New York
  • Registration transfer of existing plates
  • Drivers permits, either new or duplicates/replacements
  • Remove, clear or accept payment for income tax blocks, parking violations, E-ZPass violations or tickets
  • Note on Puerto Rican Birth Certificates:  Due to Law 191, only Puerto Rican birth certificates with an ISSUE date of January 1, 2010, or later will be accepted.  Puerto Rican birth certificates issued prior to January 1, 2010, are no longer acceptable per law. 

What should I know about making a reservation for a DMV service? +

  • At this time, we can only service one transaction type per visit. 
  • Each individual person in need of a service will need to have made their own reservation.
  • You will need a current AAA membership in your name in order to receive DMV services through AAA. We are unable to assist non-members at this time. 
  • We can only assist with the DMV transactions that are listed on the reservation form.
  • Due to high demand, available reservation times may be full. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask that you check back frequently, as new slots are made available throughout the day. 
  • A reservation is not required for passport photos.
  • Make a reservation here
  • If you need to cancel or change an existing reservation, you can do so from your confirmation email.
  • DMV services, at AAA, can be paid by Cash, Check or Credit Card.
    • Checks must be made payable to AAA.

What are the COVID policies? +

In compliance with the CDC and the Governor's orders, we would like to make you aware of the following before you make a reservation:

  • We ask that only the member completing the DMV service enter the AAA Office to limit the number of people in the office at one time.
  • If you or anyone in your household is sick, please do not make an appointment at this time.

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General Information

Effective 5/2/2023, a federal law goes into effect requiring a new type of identification – Real ID – for anyone 18 years and older. This new law requires a Real ID compliant ID to:

  • Board federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Accessing federal facilities
  • Enter nuclear power plants

After 5/2/2023, a Standard License or Non-Driver ID Card will NOT be acceptable to enter the locations noted above. You will need either the REAL ID Driver’s License or Non-Driver ID Card or another acceptable form of identification*, such as a valid passport, federal government PIV card, or US military ID. *For a complete list of acceptable documents, visit: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

 

REAL ID endorsements for a NY Driver’s License or NY Non-Driver ID Card can be processed at select AAA branch locations for AAA members only, but you will need to present certain physical documents to prove your identity. All New York members interested in obtaining a REAL ID should refer to the New York DMV website for complete information, download the application, and see a list of acceptable documents that must be physically presented during your transaction: New York DMV | Federal REAL ID (ny.gov)

 

Enhanced ID (EDL). For an additional fee, New York residents, who are US Citizens, have another option that is Real ID compliant. An Enhanced (EDL) endorsement on a Driver’ s License, permit or Non-Driver ID is a New York State DMV issued document that you can use instead of a passport to return to the US by land or sea from Canada, Mexico and some countries in the Caribbean. It is not acceptable for air travel between these countries. We recommend you contact your travel agent, your cruise line, or the specific countries of destination to verify your travel document requirements.

As with Real ID, you can apply for the EDL at select AAA branch locations for AAA members only, but you will need to present certain physical documents to prove your identity. All New York members interested in obtaining an EDL should refer to the New York DMV website for complete information, download the application, and see a list of acceptable documents that must be physically presented during your transaction: https://dmv.ny.gov/driver-license/get-enhanced-driver-license-edl

 

For more information on the Federal Real ID Driver’s License/Non-Driver ID Card endorsement: NY DMV Federal Real ID

For more information on the benefits of an Enhanced Driver’s License/Non-Driver ID Card endorsement: NY DMV Enhanced Driver License

NY DMV has a tool to help you with document requirements for the Real ID and Enhanced endorsements: NY DMV Document Guide

Registration:

 

  1. You must be an AAA Member with a membership in your name that matches the transaction name to conduct a registry transaction at AAA.
  2. Membership is non-transferable. A member may conduct a transaction on behalf of another member only; however, the person appearing must present their original license, learner’s permit, or non-driver ID card (not a photocopy), as well as a photocopy of the registrant’s license/Non-Driver ID Card. In addition, the MV-82 Registration form must be signed by the registrant (Section 3)
    1. If registrant is in the military and is absent from New York, the person coming to the branch can use Form MV-454 in lieu of registrant’s signature.
    2. If registration is being processed on behalf of another member, address cannot be changed
  3. All DMV transactions are by appointment only. Appointments can be made online at AAA.com/appointments.
  4. Forms are available in branches; however, it is preferred that you fill out your form in advance of your visit.
  5. AAA can process most passenger, motorcycle, and commercial plate types. Not all plate types can be processed at AAA, please contact your local branch for details.
  6. Proof of Identity required: Date of Birth and 6 points of Proof of Name. A New York State Driver’s License counts as both 6 points of Proof of Name and Proof of Date of Birth. More documents may be accepted, see the ID-82 form for more details.
  7. No e-Documents are accepted. All documents must be original hard copies.
  8. Business Registrations: Owner or business employee must be a member with a membership number in their name. Must provide Proof of Incorporation (see ID-82 and MV-82.1 forms for details)
  9. AAA reserves the right to restrict the number of registrations completed at one time due to business demands. AAA branches have a limited number of DMV terminals, therefore limiting the number of transactions that can be done at one time. Large quantities of transactions should be conducted at the DMV, online or US mail.
Registration Restrictions:
 
Registration renewals cannot be processed if:
License or Non-Driver ID Card:
 
  1. Membership is non-transferable. Only the named member on a membership may conduct a license or ID transaction.

Cash: US Currency only.

 

Checks: Includes personal, business, money orders, bank checks etc. Payable to AAA (not DMV please). Note License # or Registration Plate # on memo line on check. Check writer need not be present for DMV transactions. *Please do not fill in an amount on the check until you are in the branch, as the exact amount is determined at the time of your transaction.

 

Credit/Debit Cards: All major credit cards accepted. Card must contain signature and cardholder must be present. 

 

Service Fees: AAA members do not pay any additional service fees over/above the normal DMV-Registry fee.

The US Dept. of Citizenship and Immigration Services requires government agencies to verify immigration & lawful presence status as part of a REAL ID Driver’s License, Enhanced License or Non-Driver ID card. Individuals presenting a US Passport, Naturalization Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship or other Citizenship documents at either the DMV or AAA, may not be able to complete their transaction immediately. The SAVE verification process provides free updates to individuals and will notify you when you can return to the agency to complete your transaction.

Driver License & Non-Driver ID Card Services (Excludes CDL’s)

Services are offered at the following branches: Brooklyn, E. Meadow, Farmingdale, Garden City, Manhattan (Lincoln Center), Nanuet, Queens (Whitestone), Yonkers.

Existing Driver’s Licenses & Non-Driver ID Cards can be renewed at the following NY branches only: Brooklyn, E. Meadow, Farmingdale, Garden City, Manhattan (Lincoln Center), Nanuet, Queens (Whitestone), Yonkers.


Required Form: 
MV-44


Cost: 
See fee listing at: NY DMV License Fees

 

Description: Renewals of existing NY Licenses/Non-Driver IDs. With required paperwork, you may also upgrade to Real ID or Enhanced at time of renewal. Amendments of information such as name and address, eye color, date of birth (proof required). If you renew fewer than 40 days before your 21st birthday, your license/ID card will not display “UNDER 21”. 

Proper documentation required, see ID-44 form., and the hyperlinks noted above for Real/Enhanced under License section.

 

Process: Complete all sections of state issued renewal form or fill out an invitation form. Member must present their existing photo license/ID card. If you do not have your current NY license or Non-Driver ID Card, proper identity documentation must be presented. Licenses/Non-Driver IDs may be renewed up to 1 year before and 2 years after expiration date. Licenses/Non-Driver IDs 2 or more years past expiration must be renewed at a DMV office.

 

Processing Time: A temporary Driver’s License/Non-driver ID Card is printed and given after a review of paperwork and payment. The physical Card is mailed to the resident's street address (no PO Boxes) within 30 days after processing.

 

Address Changes: A change of address may be completed as part of the License/ID Card renewal process. If a license upgrade is being performed, two proofs of the new address are required. If the license/ID Card is only being renewed, only one proof is required. See ID-44 form for acceptable proofs.

 

Physical Description Changes: Changes to physical appearance can be made as part of the License/ Non-Driver ID Card renewal process.

 

Eye Exams: License Renewal Applicants will be given and must pass the official NY DMV Eye Exam as part of the renewal process. Up to three attempts will be granted at time of renewal. Any person who has passes the eye test with glass/contacts must have the “Corrective Lenses” restriction marked on their license/ID card. In lieu of taking the test at the AAA branch, members may ask their Optometrist or Ophthalmologists to complete a MV-619 DMV Vision Test Form, this can be turned over to the AAA agent processing the transaction. However, providers can also update the NYS Vision Registry, and no form would be required.

 

AAA does not process new license or ID applications nor out of state transfers.

Duplicate Driver’s Licenses/Non-Driver ID Cards can be issued at the following NY branches only: Brooklyn, E. Meadow, Farmingdale, Garden City, Manhattan (Lincoln Center), Nanuet, Queens (Whitestone), Yonkers.


Required Form: 
MV-44 form

 

Cost: See fee listing at: NY DMV License Fees

 

Description: Replacement for a lost, stolen or destroyed NY License or Non-Driver ID Card. With required paperwork, you may also upgrade to Real ID or Enhanced at time of replacement as an amendment to your existing Driver’s License or Non-Driver ID Card. Amendments of information such as name and address, eye color, date of birth (proof required). Your expiration date and ID number will not change. Note: If you replace more than 40 days before your 21st birthday, your license/ID card will still display “UNDER 21”. If you renew fewer than 40 days before your 21st birthday, your license will not display “UNDER 21”.

Proper documentation required, see ID-44 form, and the hyperlinks noted above for Real/Enhanced under License section.

 

Processing Time: A temporary Driver’s License/ Non-Driver ID Card is printed and given after a review of paperwork and payment. The physical Card is mailed to the resident's street address (no PO Boxes) within 30 days after processing.

 

Address Changes: A change of address may be completed as part of the duplicate process. If an upgrade to Real or Enhanced is being performed, two proofs of the new address are required. Proper documentation required, see ID-44 form., and the hyperlinks noted above for Real/Enhanced under License section.

 

Physical Description Changes: Changes to physical appearance can be made as part of the duplicate process.

 

Eye Exams: Duplicate License/Non-Driver ID Card requests DO NOT require an eye exam.

 

AAA does not process new license or ID applications nor out of state transfers.

Certain License/Non-Driver ID Card amendments can be processed at the following NY branches only: Brooklyn, E. Meadow, Farmingdale, Garden City, Manhattan (Lincoln Center), Nanuet, Queens (Whitestone), Yonkers.

 

Required Form: MV-44 form

 

Cost: See fee listing at: NY DMV Amendments

 

Description: Updates of existing New York State License & Non-Driver ID Cards including and limited to: Name Change, Address, Gender, Height, Eye Color, Date of Birth, Veteran Designation*. You may also upgrade to Real ID or Enhanced at time of replacement as an amendment to your existing Driver’s License or Non-Driver ID Card.

 

Proper documentation required, see ID-44 form, and the hyperlinks noted above for Real/Enhanced under License section.

 

*Qualified U.S. Military Veterans.  Please see the Veteran’s License/ Non-Driver ID Card Designation section below for more information.

Processing Time: A temporary license/non-driver ID card will be provided during your visit. The physical card will be mailed to your address on record within 2 weeks.

 

AAA does not process new license or ID applications nor out of state transfers.

Veteran’s License/ Non-Driver ID Card Designation can be processed at the following NY branches only: Brooklyn, E. Meadow, Farmingdale, Garden City, Manhattan (Lincoln Center), Nanuet, Queens (Whitestone), Yonkers.

 

Cost: There is no additional charge to add Veteran's designation; however, all regular transaction fees will apply.

 

Description: Qualified U.S. military veterans who are honorably discharged, and have a NY State driver license, learner permit, or non-driver photo ID card, can have the word "Veteran" printed on the upper left hand of their photo document. Must show acceptable proof of honorable discharge.

 

Process: You must be able to provide proof of an honorable discharge.

Acceptable Proofs of Honorable Discharge 

  1. A U.S. Department of Defense Form DD-214 that indicates an honorable discharge.
  2. A form DD-215 that indicates an honorable discharge.
  3. If discharged before January 1, 1950, an Honorable Discharge form WD AGO 53, WD AGO 55, WD AGO 53-55, NAVPERS 553, NAVMC 78PD or NAVCG 553, or an "Enlisted Separation Paper".
  4. A Certification of Military Service (NA FORM 13038) that indicates a discharge that is either "honorable” or "under honorable conditions".
*Processing Time: A temporary New York license/non-driver ID card will be issued. The physical license/ non-driver ID card with the Veteran designation is mailed to the resident's street address (no PO Boxes) within 30 days after processing.
 

For further information see: New York DMV | Veteran Designation

Registration Services

Existing New York State vehicle registrations can be renewed in the following NY branches only: Brooklyn, E. Meadow, Farmingdale, Garden City, Manhattan (Lincoln Center), Nanuet, Queens (Whitestone), Smithtown, Yonkers.

 

Requirements:

  • See Registration Service Policy above.
  • The registration renewal notice (MV-3 or OP-3). If you do not have a renewal notice (MV-3 or OP-3) Use the Vehicle Registration / Title Application MV-82 form.
Cost: See fee listing at NY DMV Registration Fees
 
Processing Time: Registration paperwork is printed instantly, including window sticker, plate sticker, and registration document to keep inside vehicle.
 
AAA does not process new registrations, transfers of plates, out of state transfers, or requests for titles.
 

Existing registrations can be amended at the following NY branches only: Brooklyn, E. Meadow, Farmingdale, Garden City, Manhattan (Lincoln Center), Nanuet, Queens (Whitestone), Yonkers.

 

Requirements:

  • See Registration Service Policy above.
  • MV-82 form
  • Registrations may be only be amended if the registrant appears in person.
  • Original vehicle title (not a photocopy) is required to change vehicle information on a registration, such as color. Title must be turned in at time of transaction – you will be mailed a new one with updated information.
Cost: See fee listing at: NY DMV Registration Fees
 
Description: Address change, vehicle color change. 
 
Processing Time: Registration paperwork is printed instantly, including window sticker, and registration document to keep inside vehicle.
 
AAA does not process new registrations, transfers of plates, out of state transfers, or requests for titles.

Duplicate registrations can be processed in the following NY branches only: Brooklyn, E. Meadow, Farmingdale, Garden City, Manhattan (Lincoln Center), Nanuet, Queens (Whitestone), Smithtown, Yonkers.

 

Cost: See fee listing at: NY DMV Registration Fees

 

Requirements:

  • See Registration Service Policy above.
  • MV-82 form
  • If registration is up for renewal within 75 days of your visit, you will have the option to renew.
  • If your registration has been lost or stolen, submit form MV-78B (or a letter from a police agency) and the registration will be replaced free of charge. AAA cannot replace plates.
Description: Replacement for a lost, stolen or destroyed NY Registration.
 
Processing Time: Registration paperwork is printed instantly, including window sticker, and registration document to keep inside vehicle.
 
AAA does not process new registrations, transfers of plates, out of state transfers, or requests for titles. 

Learner's Permit

Available only at our Whitestone and Farmingdale branches.

 
 
Applicants must start the application process online through NY DMV’s website at dmv.ny.gov

To access the application and exam:

 

  1. Go to http://dmv.ny.gov.
  2. Click “Licenses, Permits and IDs” on the top left side.
  3. Click “Learner Permits”
  4. Click “Get a driver learner permit”
  5. Read the requirements, scroll down and click “Begin Your Online Permit Application”
  6. You will need to log in to NY.gov ID or create a free login.
  7. Follow the steps from here.

The applicant must pass the Learners Permit exam (Online Knowledge Test) as part of the process. Once the exam has been passed online, the applicant can schedule an appointment with their local AAA branch to have their permit issued.

 

When visiting the AAA branch on the day of the appointment, bring the following:

 

  1. Originals of the proofs uploaded to the NY DMV website during the application process (reference the ID-44 form for acceptable proofs):
  2. Proof of Social Security or Ineligibility.
  3. Proof of Date of Birth.
  4. Proof of NYS Residency (Two proofs required for Enhanced or Real ID document).
  5. Online Knowledge Test Receipt.
  6. MV-44 form (can be filled out at the AAA branch).

An interim document will be issued in the branch. A permanent document will be mailed to applicant’s address in 2-3 weeks.


NOTICE: THIS TRANSACTION OR SERVICE IS ALSO AVAILABLE, AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE, DIRECTLY FROM THE OFFICIAL DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES WEBSITE AT WWW.DMV.NY.GOV

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