The New York Department of Motor Vehicles suspended thousands of driver's licenses in the state recently. A policy that implemented during pandemic is behind the upcoming suspensions.

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If your license expired between March 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021, and you renewed it online and submitted a self-certified vision test, your license may have been suspended on December 1, 2023. The COVID-19 pandemic policy allowed drivers to defer their vision tests, which are required for license renewal. The DMV has issued an alert warning anyone who deferred their test that the deadline passed. If you self-certified your vision test during the aforementioned period, you will need to take a vision test and submit your results as soon as possible to clear the suspension.

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Here's What To Do If Your Driver's License Was Suspended

You will need to take a vision test and submit it as soon as possible. If you take and pass your test with an NYS-approved provider, you won't need to send the vision test results to the DMV because the provider will enter the results for you. You can find a state-approved provider here.

If you choose to take your vision test at a provider not approved by the state, you will need to complete an MV-619 Vision Test Report, which you can find here, and you must submit it to the DMV. You can send it in electronically or via snail mail to:

License Production Bureau
PO Box 2688-ESP
Albany, NY 12220-0668
Attn: Vision Registry

Do not mail anything other than your completed MV-619 test to the address listed above.

Your local DMV can also test your vision.

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