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Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Virginia Driver's License or ID Card

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If your Virginia driver's license or identification card has been lost, stolen, or mutilated, you can apply for a replacement or duplicate license at your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Instructions for replacing a lost, stolen or mutilated Virginia driver's license or identification card:

You can choose to obtain a replacement driver's license (but not an identification card) online, using a PIN issued by the DMV. However, certain conditions can restrict you from obtaining a duplicate online. If the current photo on your license needs to be replaced, visit one of the DMV centers near you.

To apply in person, follow the instructions below:

  1. Locate the Virginia DMV office nearest you. Be sure to note the days and hours of operation.
  2. Download, complete and bring the Driver's License and Identification Card Application. You can also obtain the form at the DMV office.
  3. Bring proper identification. The State of Virginia requires that you present two pieces of primary ID. Persons under the age of 19 are only required to present one primary ID.
  4. Bring proof of legal presence in the US, unless previously provided by you and if it has not expired.
  5. Bring the correct fee. Normally, there is a $10 fee for replacing a lost, stolen, or mutilated license. Cash, checks, e-checks, money orders, check cards and major credit cards are accepted. Please contact your local DMV office to confirm the fee before applying in person, since fees may vary.

Instructions for Virginia residents who are temporarily out of state:

Virginia residents who are temporarily out of state and unable to apply in person may apply for a duplicate license or identification card online. But there are certain restrictions. Payment can be made via debit or credit card.
The duplicate license or identification card will be processed and mailed to you in approximately 5-10 business days.

Additional Information

Submitted by Mellyh on 7th Jan 2015

Can I use a faxed copy of my

Can I use a faxed copy of my Birth certificate and SS card to obtain a replacement license since I left them at my mothers house

Submitted by Strbrysur01 on 18th Jul 2013

I cant found my social

I cant found my social security card or brth certificate. 2 days ago my wallet get stolen so have would i get a new one. I get my old driver license that have expired

Submitted by twarrick on 30th May 2014

I lost my drivers license and

I lost my drivers license and I need a duplicate drivers license

Submitted by April Cook on 15th Feb 2015

I lost my drivers license and

I lost my drivers license and need to a duplicate license.

Submitted by gallant7 on 8th Sep 2014

I lost my license

I lost my license

Submitted by twarrick on 30th May 2014

Teresa Warrick I lost my

Teresa Warrick I lost my drivers license and I need a duplicate drivers license

Submitted by breakercore02 on 9th Mar 2013

I lost my student permit so

I lost my student permit so can I still get my actual license without my permit???can I still get it??

Submitted by trish4u on 2nd Aug 2012

My daughter went to the DMV

My daughter went to the DMV and paid the fees to receive her new License due to loosing it in an airport on a trip. We have not received it in the mail and this has been too long. How do we find out the location of her license.

Submitted by rhester on 16th Aug 2011

my daugher is at college in

my daugher is at college in another state and cannot locate her driver's license. How can I help her to get it replaced?

Submitted by keri on 14th Aug 2011

i lost my license and i

i lost my license and i recently moved i need a pin number my name is keri anne estes

Submitted by Iroldi on 26th May 2014

Hi

Hi

Submitted by canty on 12th Mar 2014

need to replace my licence it

need to replace my licence it is torn

Submitted by tcraft1973@aol.com on 23rd Sep 2011

my lincense got stolen and i

my lincense got stolen and i need a pin so i can get a new one

Submitted by Roberb01 on 18th May 2012

my wallet was stolen so i

my wallet was stolen so i need a new license

Submitted by Tiffanytt85 on 25th May 2011

HELP...my purse was stolen

HELP...my purse was stolen from my boyfriends mother and i even called the police on her because she riped it right out of my hands..but because they the police i mean didnt have the proof she did do it they said to try and make up with her and she would just return my belongs..it had everything my social sercuity card birth cert.and liscences..well she had yet to return it..i called the police office once again they tell me i gota get a civil suite on her that it would take some time and some money to go to court.well i get pulled over today and the officer who pulled me over asked me if i was giving him the wrong information about myself.that the address i gave him wasnt on the thingie in his car pulled up..i gave him my right t number..but i was liein to him about the color of my eyes and my hair..i explained to him what was going on an him told me to check with dmv..i am going by there tomorow but is there any other advice from anyone on what i should do..its a crazy mess..HELP???????????????

Submitted by msmary on 23rd Nov 2009

The information on this

The information on this website regarding peplacing a lost, stolen or mutilated Driver's License or ID card is INCORRECT.

You may order a REPLACEMENT Virginia ID or driver's license online; you cannot, however, RENEW an expired ID or DL.. that you must do at a DMV customer service center.

I'm glad I checked the official DMV website for Virginia, otherwise, I would have made any unnecessary trip to the DMV (which we all love doing)!

Submitted by marquiaw on 19th Dec 2011

I lost my wallet

I lost my wallet

Submitted by shondascott on 22nd May 2011

My purse got stolen it had my

My purse got stolen it had my life in it my id birth certicate

Submitted by Anonymous on 29th Apr 2011

I need to have a new

I need to have a new licessense iussued I have lost mine

Submitted by jrchinn on 20th Feb 2014

I misplaced my drivers

I misplaced my drivers license and need a new one

Submitted by valerie1 on 15th Feb 2012

i need to have a new

i need to have a new licessense issued i have lost mine

Submitted by Bernadine Reese on 20th Nov 2011

i need to have a new license

i need to have a new license issued i have lost mine

Submitted by anna batten on 17th Oct 2011

i need a new licessense

i need a new licessense issued i lost mine

Submitted by a_castro on 20th Aug 2009

My name is Hector Eliseo

My name is Hector Eliseo Moran Martinez, I need send my PIN identification to new address please ,13600 Grandview Ave. woodbridge VA. 22191. To online enter DMV. Tank you.

Submitted by Dmv99478 on 5th Oct 2009

I would like to apply pin

I would like to apply pin number & customer number you can mail to the address is 2304 Spencer road Richmond, VA 23230 or you can email me at williamphan888@yahoo.com

Submitted by christopher1 on 4th Aug 2009

I WENT TO THE DMV AND PAID

I WENT TO THE DMV AND PAID FOR A REPLACMENT DRIVERS LICENSE , SOMONE HAD STOLEN MINE AND I NEVER RECEIVED ANOUTHER ONE

Submitted by Cholpon Tichacek on 3rd Aug 2009

I received my temporary

I received my temporary driving permit on June 29, 2009. Two weeks ago my husband and I had to vacate our apartment. I am having all my mail forwarded to a temporary address until I can return to Virginia to a new place to live. I expected my drivers license to have been issued by now but it has not been forwarded to my temporary address. It is puzzling why I have not yet received my permanent license.

Can you assist me with this problem? I would like to be able to drive in the US with something more than a temporary permit.

Thanking you in advance, I am

Cholpon Tichacek Customer No. B69687341 CSC Location 696

Submitted by clbanks39 on 1st May 2009

my daughter has lost her va.

my daughter has lost her va. i.d. card and she is 18 years of age what does she need to get another one

Submitted by Anonymous on 5th May 2011

my son is 21 and needs to

my son is 21 and needs to have another id as his was lost wat do i need to do