vshun -- our DS got a car in Virginia in May, right after becoming C2C. He did 2 year license. The inspection lapsed as the car was in CO and that was okay, he just had to get it inspected as soon as he had it back in the state. When it came time to renew his registration he was not going to be back in VA before it expired so he called DMV and they had him email them the specifics of his situation and they waived the inspection & emissions and let him register it for one year. He kept all the email info so that when he got into the state if he was stopped for expired inspection he would be okay. Kept his VA driver's license until he got to FL for first duty station and became FL resident then.