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CA Registration Renewal for Vehicle in Arizona with Smog Check Done Later

Please let me know what will be the process I need to follow to file REG 5103 for temporary smog exemption. My vehicle is in Arizona currently but it requires registration renewal in California.

It will be our pleasure to assist you with renewing your vehicle's California registration with a temporary out-of-state smog check exemption. Please submit your vehicle's registration renewal though our online DMV registration renewal system. Upon receiving our confirmation email, reply back with your completed REG 5103. We recommend having the REG 5103 ready to email us before you submit your registration renewal order. More information on how to properly complete a REG 5103 Temporary Smog Exemption and fee requirement here.

Once we receive your REG 5103 we will review it to make sure it is filled-in correctly before we process it. Your new registration card and sticker will be mailed to your address in Arizona on the same-day we receive your REG 5103.

If you've already paid your renewal fees through the DMV, for example you mailed your renewal fee and renewal notice to the DMV but have not received your new registration card and tag because of the smog check requirement, please contact us with your vehicle's license plate number, last 3 digits of the VIN, and daytime phone number so that we may assist you further. We highly recommend processing your smog exemption AND renewal payment through


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The VIN is a 17 digit identification number assigned to automobiles.

The VIN can also be found on your registration card or renewal notice.
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