Driver License or Identification Card Duplicate

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If your driver license (DL), identification (ID) card, or commercial driver license (CDL) has been lost, stolen, or damaged, you may request a duplicate.

How to Request a Duplicate DL/ID

  1. Complete a new DL/ID application

    Use our online DL/ID application to apply for a duplicate driver license, ID card, or commercial driver license. If you would like to take this opportunity to convert to a REAL ID DL/ID card or CDL, you will be able to select REAL ID in the application.

    Minors applying for a duplicate DL must have parents’ or guardians’ signatures on the application.

  2. Gather the required proof documents to show DMV

    If you do take this opportunity to convert to a REAL ID for the first time, you will need to provide 1.) proof of identity, 2.) proof of social security number (SSN), and 3.) two proofs of California residency.

    See acceptable documents list

    If your duplicate will not be a REAL ID, you do not need to provide any proof documents. 

  3. Visit a DMV office to complete the process

    Your duplicate request isn’t complete until you come into a field office! You may either make an appointment, or check the current walk-in wait list time for your local office – wait times are often shorter than you would think at certain locations!

    Be prepared to pay the appropriate duplicate licensing fee, have your photograph validated buy DMV, and scan your thumbprint (to protect against identity theft). If applying for a REAL ID for the first time, bring your proof documents with you.

    What to expect:
    If you applied for a duplicate driver license or commercial driver license, you will be given a temporary license valid for 60 days. If you applied for an ID card, you will be given a receipt as proof of application.

    You should receive your new DL or ID card in the mail within three to four weeks. If you have not received your DL and/or ID card after 60 days, call 1-800-777-0133 to check the status.


Online Duplicate Driver License Request

You can also log into or create a DMV account to request a duplicate DL online.