I had to renew my Driver’s license this year. Went into the RMV (which thankfully has offices open on the weekend so I didn’t need to take time off) waited maybe 2 hours, gave them ONE page of paperwork, got my picture taken, and was given a paper license that was good for one month after my old one expires.
didn’t need it, it took two weeks to get the new one.
Now last year I needed to renew my Mass LTC. I had to take time off of work and submit 3 pages of paperwork. According to law my old permit was good for 90 days after expiration if I was in the renewal process…but all I had to show was an expired permit. I needed almost all of those 90 days as it took SIX MONTHS to get my permit back.