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    Discovering that your driver's license has been lost or stolen can be a frightening experience. Fortunately, the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has streamlined the process of obtaining a duplicate license.

    If you're a current Nebraska resident, you can request a new license by presenting proof of identification at the office of your nearest county official. You'll need one form of identification that shows your full legal name and birth date, and two forms that prove your principal address. Only original documents will be accepted; no faxes or photocopies are allowed. Duplicate licenses cost $13.50.

    Your driver's license or ID will be mailed to you within 14 business days. If you do not receive your license or ID within 20 days, contact the DMV at (402) 471-3861.

    Order Online

    You can expedite the process by ordering a duplicate license online. You can only use this option if:

    • You have not changed your name or address since the issuance of your last license.
    • Your appearance has not significantly changed since your ID photo was taken.
    • You do not have BOTH a valid driver's license AND an ID card.
    • You hold a valid credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover).

    When applying online you must provide a telephone number and e-mail address. Allow 20 days for your new license to arrive by mail.

    Out of State

    College students and other Nebraska residents who are temporarily living outside the state will need to complete an Out-of-State License Renewal, Duplicates and Replacements (Form TSIRDT) form to receive a duplicate license. Mail the completed form with your notarized signature and proof of identification to the following address:

    • Department of Motor Vehicles
    • Examining Division
    • P.O. Box 94789
    • Lincoln, NE 68509

    Replacement licenses cost $13.50.

    Traveling the World?

    If you're in another country when you lose your license, you need to call your DMV exam station. The DMV will take your information, pull up your driving record, and send you the appropriate forms.

    The DMV will also provide you with specific instructions on how to complete and submit the forms; however, know that you'll still be required to send a notarized copy of some form of photo identification.

    Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

    Identity theft is a crime that should be taken seriously. If someone is misusing your identity, you could have your credit rating destroyed and your driving privileges suspended. You could even be held criminally liable for the actions of the perpetrator.

    To protect against identity theft, it is recommended that you report your lost or stolen driver license to local law enforcement officials. After you've reported your missing license, you may also wish to place a "fraud alert" on your credit report to stop additional accounts from being opened without your permission

    The Nebraska DMV is committed to assisting victims of identity theft. If you have questions about identity theft related to the misuse of your driver license―or think you are a victim of identity theft―please call the Driver & Vehicle Records Division, Fraud Investigation Section at (402) 471-3790.

    The DMV has also prepared a downloadable Identity Theft Complaint Packet with the information and documents you may need.

    Find more license-related information at Applying for a New License and Renewing Your License on this site.

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