How to reinstate a cancelled or surrendered license

​​What can you do if your license is canceled for medical reasons?

  • You always have the option of providing a new/updated Medical Examination Report MV3644 or the Certificate of Vision Examination by Competent Authority MV3030V​ ​if your condition improves. An improvement may help you meet medical standards and re-establish your ability to drive safely. If you send the DMV a new report, we will review it and send you a letter with the results.
  • You may appeal the decision to cancel by requesting a review by the Medical Review Board. ​Information about this process is mailed with every cancellation/denial notice.
  • Drivers whose license is canceled for failing an exam must demonstrate an ability to pass the exam before further licensing.

What can you do if you surrender your license for medical reasons?

  • If you temporarily surrendered you license due to a medical condition and that condition has now improved, submit a new Medical Examination Report MV3644 for review. Once the DMV receives a report, we will review it and send you a letter with the results. 
  • If you temporarily surrender your license due to a vision issue and the condition has now improved, submit a new Certificate of Vision Examination by Competent Authority MV3030V for review. Once the DMV receives a report, we will review it and send you a letter with the results. 
  • NOTE: If you surrendered your license for any other reason, you may be able to go to the DMV and request a new driver license, provided you are eligible. Generally, you will not be asked to take any tests to get your license back unless you haven’t held a license for over eight years.

What happens after you provide a medical examination report to the DMV?​

​​Medical Review & Fitness Unit
P.O. Box 7918
Madison WI 53707-7918

Email Wisconsin DMV email service​​
Phone (608) 266-2327
Fax (608) 267-0518