Duplicate / Replacement / Reconstructed Cards

Duplicate License / ID Card

A duplicate license or identification card may be issued when a license or identification card has been lost, stolen, or mutilated.

Requirements

Proper identification must be presented unless the applicant can be identified through the Department’s Photo Retrieve program.

  • if the license will expire within 90 days, the transaction must be processed as a renewal.
  • If the license will expire within 180 days, the applicant has the option to renew.

Exceptions

  • If an applicant eighteen years of age or over applies for a duplicate Louisiana driver's license or identification card and a photo image exists under the Photo Retrieve Program and the applicant is clearly identified, no other identification is required.
  • If an applicant under the age of eighteen applies for a duplicate Louisiana driver's license and a photo image exists under the Photo Retrieve Program and the applicant is clearly identified, the signature of the custodial parent or legal guardian is required prior to issuance.
  • If an applicant seventeen years of age applies for a duplicate Louisiana Identification card and a photo image exists under the Photo Retrieve Program and the applicant is clearly identified, the credential can be issued without the custodial parent/guardian's signature.

Reconstructed Licenses

A reconstructed license establishes procedures for a Louisiana resident, who is temporarily out of the state/country and unable to return to Louisiana, to apply for a copy of their Louisiana driver’s license or identification card.

Requirements

  • Application for Reconstructed DL/ID for Temp OOS residents (DPSMV2013)
  • Proof of Louisiana residency.
  • Applicable fees in the form of money order, certified check or cashier’s check made payable to Office of Motor Vehicles.
  • In addition to the items listed above the following documents must be provided, if applicable:
    • Active Duty Military - a copy of the active duty orders, LES or a letter from the applicants commanding officer indicating the applicant is currently active duty military.
    • Dependents of the active-duty military - a copy of active duty orders or a letter from a commanding officer listing the applicant as a dependent of an enlisted individual currently on active duty.
    • Students attending school out of state - A current copy of the student ID card or school transcript indicating that the applicant is enrolled at the time of application
    • Commercial driver’s license (duplicate only)
      • Medical Examiner’s Certificate (Form MSCA-5876)
      • CDL Supplemental Form (Form DPSMV2211), if applicable
    • Applicant’s seventy years of age or old or older with a disability that precludes person from renewing in person
      • A sworn affidavit by a physician certifying that the applicant possesses all cognitive functions necessary to be a prudent driver.

Restrictions
The following do not qualify for issuance of a reconstructed driver’s license or identification card:

  • First-time issuance of a REAL ID
  • A driver’s license currently under suspension or revocation
  • A driver’s license or identification card that has been expired for twelve (12) months or more
  • A driver’ license or identification card that was renewed by mail or electronic commerce at the last occurrence of its expiration
  • Driver’s license or identification cards issued to the alien student or non-resident aliens

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION


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