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
  • Name change on license, ID or registrations. Exception; AAA can change a middle name only with legal documents for Real ID endorsement on License or State ID transactions only
  • Non-Citizen License/ID 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. 

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.
  • Unless for medical reasons, face masks will be required to be worn while in the office. You will be allowed to remove your face mask momentarily while a license photo is being taken.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Renewals of existing registrations - Smithtown, Garden City, Queens (Whitestone), Brooklyn, Manhattan (Lincoln Center)
  • Amendments of existing registrations - Queens (Whitestone), Brooklyn, Manhattan (Lincoln Center)
  • Duplicate registrations - Smithtown, Garden City, Queens (Whitestone), Brooklyn, Manhattan (Lincoln Center).
  • License/ Non-Driver ID renewals
  • Duplicate licenses/ Non-Driver IDs
  • License/Non-Driver ID Upgrades to REAL ID/ Enhanced
  • License/ Non-Driver ID Amendments

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 State DMV office.

  • New applications for vehicle registrations
  • Registration or plate transfers
  • License plate replacements
  • Title requests
  • New applications for Licenses/State Non-Driver IDs
  • Any CDL Transaction
  • Conversion of out-of-state licenses or registrations/plates to NY
  • Cancellation of registrations/returning of plates (can be done by mail)
  • Reinstate a suspended/revoked license or registration
  • Name changes on registrations
  • Vehicle class or VIN number changes on registrations
  • Payment of sales taxes
  • Learner’s permit exams or processing
  • Road tests
  • Cash, credit card
  • Checks and Money Orders:

o   All checks must be payable to AAA Northeast

  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.

  • Registration transactions are by appointment only. Appointments can be made online at AAA.com/appointments
  • For all transactions, you must be a valid AAA member with a membership card in your name that matches the name on your transactions.
  • Forms are available in branches, however, it is preferred that you fill out your form in advance of your visit.
  • Registrations may be processed on behalf of someone else; 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.

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Registration Renewals +

Cost: Varies based on weight and type of vehicle. Cost can be estimated at the NY DMV website.

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

 

Requirements:

  • Valid AAA membership
  • Registration renewal invitation or MV-82 form required. Forms are available in branches, however it is preferred that forms are filled out in advance of your visit.
  • 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.
  • Registrations may be processed on behalf of someone else; 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.

 -  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.

*If registration is being processed on behalf of another member, address cannot be changed.
 

  • Registrations can be renewed for corporations – must provide Proof of Incorporation (see ID-82 and MV-82.1 forms for details)
  • No e-Documents are accepted. All documents must be original hard copies.

Restrictions:

Registration renewals cannot be processed if:

  • The registration is suspended or revoked
  • The registration is expired for more than 1 year
  • The vehicle has not been inspected in the last 12 months

 

Processing Time: Registration paperwork is printed instantly, including window sticker and registration document to keep inside vehicle. For motorcycles and trailers, the registration document will be printed instantly. The plate sticker will also be issued on the spot.

 

AAA does not process new registrations, transfers of plates, or requests for titles.

Registration Amendments +

Description: Existing registrations can be amended at the following NY branches only: Queens (Whitestone), Brooklyn, Manhattan (Lincoln Center).

Cost:   Nominal fees may apply. Visit the New York State DMV website for more information.  NY DMV website

Acceptable Changes: Address change, vehicle color change.

Requirements:

  • MV-82 form  
  • Valid AAA membership
  • Registrations may be only be amended if the registrant appears in person.
  • 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.
  • No e-Documents are accepted. All documents must be original hard copies.
  • 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.

Restrictions:

Registration amendments cannot be processed if:

  • The registration is suspended or revoked
  • The registration is expired for more than 1 year
  • The vehicle has not been inspected in the last 12 months
     

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, or requests for titles.

Duplicate Registrations +

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

Requirements:

  • Valid AAA membership
  • MV-82 form
  • 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.
  • No e-Documents are accepted. All documents must be original hard copies.
  • Registrations may be processed on behalf of someone else; 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.
  • *If registration is being processed on behalf of another member, address cannot be changed.
  • If registration is up for renewal within 75 days of your visit, you will have the option to renew

Cost: There is a $3.00 fee for a duplicate registration.

  • 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.

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, or requests for titles.

License Renewals (Class D/DJ/E/M/MJ only, no CDL) +

Description: Existing Driver’s Licenses can be renewed at the following NY branches only: Queens (Whitestone), Brooklyn, Manhattan (Lincoln Center).

Requirements:

  • Valid AAA membership in name matching license.
  • MV-44 form OR mailed invitation from NYS DMV.
  • Proof of Date of Birth
  • 1 Proof of New York State residency and 6 points of Proof of name (existing Driver’s License would count, see ID-44 form for more details).
  • More information regarding acceptable documents is available at the NY DMV Website.
  • No e-Documents are accepted. All documents must be original hard copies.
  • Vision Test required: Can be taken at the AAA branch at no additional charge.

Cost: The fee varies and can be estimated at the NY DMV Website.

Restrictions:
Any CDL license transaction must be handled at a DMV office.

Processing Time:
A temporary license will be provided during your visit. The physical license will be mailed to your address on record within 2 weeks.

AAA does not process new license or ID applications.

Duplicate Licenses +

Description: Duplicate Driver’s Licenses can be issued at the following NY branches only: Queens (Whitestone), Brooklyn, Manhattan (Lincoln Center).

Duplicates can be issued if a license is lost or stolen, if you are changing an address, if you want to change your photo, or if you want to add or remove organ donor status.

Requirements:

  • Valid AAA membership in name matching license.
  • MV-44 form

Cost: The fee varies and can be estimated at the NY DMV Website.

Processing Time:
A temporary license will be provided during your visit. The physical license will be mailed to your address on record within 2 weeks.

AAA does not process new license or ID applications.

License Amendments +

Description:  Certain License amendments can be processed at the following NY branches only: Queens (Whitestone), Brooklyn, Manhattan (Lincoln Center).

Only the following amendments can be performed:

  • Changing name, address, sex, height, eye color, date of birth

-  See ID-44 form for more details on what documents are required for each type of amendment
 

  • Add Veteran Status (Honorable Discharge Form DD-214/215 or 256A required)

Requirements:

  • Valid AAA membership.
  • MV-44 form
  • See ID-44 form for more details on what documents are required for each type of amendment.

Cost: The fee varies and can be estimated at the NY DMV Website.

Processing Time:
A temporary license will be provided during your visit. The physical license will be mailed to your address on record within 2 weeks.

AAA does not process new license or ID applications.

License Upgrades (REAL ID, Enhanced) +

Description: Upgrade your license to REAL ID or Enhanced at the following NY branches only: Queens (Whitestone), Brooklyn, Manhattan (Lincoln Center).

Beginning October 1, 2021, a REAL ID or Enhanced Driver’s License will be required in lieu of a passport to board domestic flights and enter federal buildings. Standard Driver’s Licenses will no longer be accepted.

Requirements:
The requirements are the same for both REAL ID and Enhanced Driver’s Licenses (EDL). An EDL will be accepted for land and sea US Border crossings, in addition to REAL ID privileges.

The following are required to upgrade to REAL ID or EDL. No e-Documents are accepted. All documents must be original hard copies.

Check the ID-44 Form for more details on what is acceptable.

  • Valid AAA membership with name matching license
  • Proof of Social Security
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Status (for EDL, Citizenship is required)
  • 2 Proofs of New York State Residency
  • 6 Points of Proof of Name

For convenience, use this tool to determine if you have all necessary documentation to upgrade.

All documents must be original, NO PHOTOCOPIES OR e-DOCUMENTS ACCEPTED.

Cost:
There is a nominal processing fee to upgrade to REAL ID. An EDL costs $30 above the standard Driver’s License.

Processing Time:
A temporary license will be provided during your visit. The physical license will be mailed to your address on record within 2 weeks.

Non-Driver ID Cards +

Description: AAA provides certain services for Non-Driver ID cards at the following branches only: Queens (Whitestone), Brooklyn, Manhattan (Lincoln Center).

Services Provided:

  • Non-Driver ID renewals
  • Non-Driver ID duplicates
  • Non-Driver ID upgrade to REAL ID or Enhanced (must be US Citizen)

Requirements:

  • Valid AAA membership required in name matching ID card.
  • MV-44 form
  • Proof of citizenship or lawful status (an existing ID counts)
  • You can renew 1 year before and up to 2 years after your non-driver ID expires.
  • The following are required to upgrade to REAL ID or EDL

  No e-Documents are accepted. All documents must be original hard copies
Check the ID-44 Form for more details on what is acceptable

Valid AAA membership with name matching license

o   Proof of Social Security

o   Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Status (for EDL, U.S. Citizenship is required)

o   2 Proofs of New York State Residency

o   6 Points of Proof of Name
 

Cost: The fee varies and can be estimated at the NY DMV Website.

Processing Time:
A temporary license will be provided during your visit. The physical license will be mailed to your address on record within 2 weeks.

AAA does not process new license or ID applications.

Smithtown and Garden City, offer the following WALK-IN NY DMV services:

  • Vision Testing for License Renewals
  • Duplicate Registrations
  • Registration Renewals 

After your vision test, you can submit payment online at the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles’ website and receive your new license in the mail. Credit cards, cash, and personal checks are accepted for registration. Please make checks payable to AAA Northeast.

You must be an AAA Member with a membership card in your name to conduct a DMV transaction at AAA

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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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