Circular notes and notices posted prior to the current administration may be found in our archive:



06/26/20 Diplomatic Note 20-919: Disability Parking Placard

12/11/19  Diplomatic Note 19-1668: New Motor Vehicle Registration and Title Applications Processes

08/12/19 Diplomatic Note 19-1093: OFM Service Fees

02/15/19  Diplomatic Note 19-278: Driver’s Licenses/Registration Eligibility for Embassy and Consular Service Staff 

02/11/19  Diplomatic Note 19-206: Return of ID Cards, Tax Cards, Driver’s Licenses and License Plates upon Termination 

08/14/18  Notice: Vehicle Title Policies and Procedures 

06/13/18  Diplomatic Note 18-901: Autocycle Registration Policy

05/31/17 Diplomatic Note 17-836: Diplomatic Parking at Washington DC Metropolitan Airports 

05/30/17  Diplomatic Note 17-823: Real ID Act

12/07/16  Diplomatic Note 16-1950: OFM Policy Regarding the Commercial Use of Vehicles Bearing Department of State License Plates 

11/25/15  USUN Circular Note HC-111-15: Imposition of Service Fees 

11/12/15  Notice: Paper Applications for DMV Program Applications No Longer Accepted 

05/31/13  Diplomatic Note 13-448: Diplomatic Parking at Washington DC Metropolitan Airports 

12/18/12  Diplomatic Note 12-348: Legal basis of OFM/DMV 

08/08/96  Diplomatic Note 96-172: Return of ID Cards, Tax Cards, Driver’s Licenses and License Plates upon Termination 

11/08/91  Diplomatic Note 91-322: Commercial Use of DOS Plated Vehicles 

10/26/89  Diplomatic Note 89-346: Motor Vehicle Policy 


Diplomatic Driver Services

11/19/18  Diplomatic Note 18-1750: New Procedures for Driver’s License, NDI, and “Driver History Record (DHR)” (formally known as MVR) Requests 

11/19/18  Notice: Driver Services Temporarily Unavailable on eGov 

08/05/16  Diplomatic Note 16-1205: New Aspects of and Procedures related to the Non Eligibility Letter Program 

04/09/15  Notice: Photos No Longer Required for Driver’s License Application 

02/12/15  Notice: New Email Address for Motor Vehicle Record Requests 

09/23/14  USUN Circular Note HC-105-14: Motorcycle Licensing Requirements 

09/05/14  Diplomatic Note 14-1470: Motorcycle Licensing Requirements 

10/18/13  Diplomatic Note 13-964: Removal of Minimum Age Requirement when Obtaining OFM Issued Non-Driver Identification Card 

10/18/13  Diplomatic Note 13-965: Requirements for Non-Eligibility Letter 

05/21/12  Notice: Closure of the DC DMV Georgetown Service Center 

09/15/11  Notice: Announcing Launch Date and Procedures For OFM’s Newly-designed Driver’s Licenses 

05/26/11  Diplomatic Note 11-93: New Department of State Driver’s Licenses and Diplomatic Tax Exemption Cards 

07/15/08  Diplomatic Note 08-88: Requirements for Requesting Driver’s License Non-Eligibility Letter 

12/12/06  Diplomatic Note 06-270: Return of Driver Licenses 


Diplomatic License Plates

05/30/14  Diplomatic Note 14-978: Driver’s License Acquisition Policy with regard to Vehicle Registration 

10/01/07  Diplomatic Note 07-201: New License Plate Replacement Process

06/07/07  Diplomatic Note 07-125: Announcement of New License Plate Design 


Insurance Requirements

12/03/13  Diplomatic Note 13-1134: Enhanced Insurance Compliance Program 

12/18/12  Diplomatic Note 12-342: Changes in Insurance Notification 

04/27/09  Diplomatic Note 09-20: Insurance Requirements Update 

02/24/04  Diplomatic Note 04-37: Insurance Requirements for Rental Vehicles 

02/20/04  Diplomatic Note 04-21: Reporting Requirements for Aircraft and Vessel Insurance 

03/17/87  Diplomatic Note 87-75: Insurance Liability Requirement 


Law Enforcement Matters

01/24/18  Diplomatic Note 18-100: Law Enforcement Outreach Video 

12/12/16  Diplomatic Note 16-1971: Resolution of Motor Vehicle Law Violations 

09/15/15  Diplomatic Note 15-856: Driver’s License Point Enforcement System 

09/24/10  Diplomatic Note 10-181: Resolution of Motor Vehicle Law Violations 


Parking Tickets & Traffic Citations

08/27/15  Diplomatic Note 15-761: Aid Withholding 

04/05/13  Diplomatic Note 13-198: DC DMV Online Parking Ticket System Upgrade 

04/05/13  Diplomatic Note 13-199: DC Parking Ticket Registration Renewal Policy 

06/29/04  Diplomatic Note 04-127: Unpaid Parking Fines in Washington D.C. and New York City 

12/16/94  Diplomatic Note 94-333: Parking Ticket Payment Policy Update 

12/22/93  Diplomatic Note 93-555: Notification of New Parking Ticket Payment Policy 


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