Replacing a Lost License in Nevada
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The Nevada DMV has made it fairly easy to obtain a duplicate driver license or ID card. If yours has been lost, stolen, or destroyed, don't worry. All it takes is a $17 fee (for most licenses) and a visit to the DMV. You will receive a temporary card or license at the time of application, and the DMV will mail your official card or license within 10 days.
Simply bring proof of your identity to a full-service or Express DMV office. The most common form of identity documents are a certified birth certificate, U.S. passport, or military ID, along with your Social Security card.
When you request a duplicate card and have established your identity, the DMV examiner will check your record on the database. If your record is free from existing problems (such as a suspension or revocation), you'll receive a temporary license, and the official license by mail within 10 days. The expiration date will remain the same as the original, and you can also opt to renew your license at that time.
If you're temporarily out of state or out of the country, have lost your license, and need a duplicate, you'll have to fill out an Application for Nevada Driver License by Mail. Send it to the address listed on the form, and within a couple weeks you'll receive a new license marked "Valid Without Photo."
As soon as you're back in Nevada, you have 24 days to surrender the pictureless license and replace it with a proper license with your photo.
You may qualify for a one-time fee waiver for a duplicate license if you're homeless. Fill out the Declaration of Homeless Status form and bring it to a full-service DMV office, along with a driver license application and proof of identity.
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