Replacing a Lost License in Nevada
If you have found that you have either lost, or had your Nevada driver license stolen, it is important to get a replacement as soon as possible. Luckily, Nevada makes it very easy to apply for a duplicate license.
How and When to Apply for a Replacement Drivers License
Once you realize your license is unreadable, lost or stolen, it is important that you apply for a duplicate license as quickly as possible. You may apply for a duplicate license online, in person at a local DMV office, at a kiosk, or by mail. You will be asked for personal information such as your date of birth and Social Security number to verify your identity.
You may order a duplicate of a non-commercial license, driver authorization card, instruction permit or ID card online. You will receive a new card in the mail with your existing photo.
There are some restrictions for applying online:
- The license must not be suspended or revoked
- There is no change of address since the license was last issued
- The license, ID card or Instruction Permit must not expire within the next 60 days
Convenient self-service kiosks are available throughout Nevada. You can find them in DMV offices, some grocery stores, and other private locations throughout the state. Find a DMV kiosk near you here When applying for a duplicate license at a kiosk note that there is an extra processing fee. You may not apply for a duplicate at the kiosk if you have one of the restrictions mentioned above.
If you have a commercial license or fall under one of the restrictions listed above, you must order in person at a DMV office. They will use your existing photograph to help verify your identity.
Nevada uses a central issuance licensing system. You will be given a paper interim document and your permanent license or ID will be mailed to you.
What If You’re Out of State or Country?
If you are outside of the state of Nevada, you can apply for a duplicate license via mail. You will need to submit an Application for Nevada Driver License By Mail (Form DMV 204). Some duplicates issued to out-of-state Nevada residents may not have your photo. You are required to surrender this “valid without photo” document for a photo license within 24 days of returning to Nevada.
If you are a member of the military that has lost a drivers license in Nevada had your license stolen you need to apply by mail.
Your license or driving privilege must not be expired, suspended, revoked, canceled or denied in any state. To apply by mail, you will need to send the Nevada DMV the following documents:
- Application for Nevada Driver License by Mail (Form DMV 204)
- Check, Money Order or Credit Card Authorization (Form VP 205)
- Change of Address Notification by Mail (Form DMV 22) if needed
Use this to update your vehicle registration records, handicapped placards, and records of other Nevada-licensed drivers in your household.