Replacing a Lost License in Georgia
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Lost your Georgia driver's license? Or was it stolen? You can apply for a replacement license online or in person at your local Customer Service Center. The cost for a duplicate license, with no changes made, is $5.
If you apply online, there are several stipulations. You can only apply for three lost licenses per year; you must sign an affidavit of lost license; and you must live at the address shown on your license. Your license cannot be suspended or revoked, and the license must be valid for at least six months.
The process will require you to enter your driver's license number, so is you don't have it committed to memory, one way to get it is to call your insurance agent.
You can pay for the renewal with major credit cards. To apply for a replacement license online, you will need your driver's license number, Date of birth, Social Security number, and a major credit card.
If applying in person, you will need to furnish proof of identity in one of the following forms:
- Certified copy of birth certificate with raised or impressed seal
- Certified birth registration papers
- Certified copy of court records proving name change, adoption, or sex change
- Certified naturalization documents
- Immigration ID card
- Valid passport
- Non-U.S. citizens: valid passport with valid I-94 card
- Non-U.S. citizens: valid resident alien card (INS I-51 or I-551)
- Non-U.S. citizens: valid employment authorization card (INS I-688 or I-688A)
If you cannot provide one of the documents listed above, you may instead provide two of the following:
- Social Security card
- Certified marriage license
- Previous year's income tax return
- Current insurance policy (auto, life, home, or health―policy only; no cards accepted)
- Current auto registration
- Voter registration card
If your license was stolen, you will need to file a police report and bring a copy of that report with you to the driver's license office. With that report, your driver's license number can be changed to protect you and your identity.
Your Georgia driver's license number remains with you from year to year, renewal to renewal. There are only three circumstances when your number will be changed:
- Your Social Security number is being used as your driver's license number.
- You report your license stolen and provide the driver's license office with a copy of the police report.
- The License Fraud Unit of the Department of Driver Services has authorized in writing that the number be changed.
Guard your license carefully when you're traveling out of the state of Georgia. If you misplace your license, or if it is stolen, you don't have many options. You must either return to the state and apply in person at your local Customer Service Center for a replacement, or if you know your driver's license number, you can apply online.
The replacement license will be mailed to the address on the license only―the Department of Driver Services will not send the license to you in another state or country. The process takes approximately 30 days; the cost of a replacement is $5.
If you've lost your license and plan to fly, be sure to have your passport with you. Getting through security without a photo ID is impossible.
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