Replacing a Lost License in West Virginia
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Replacing a lost license in West Virginia isn't a difficult process. You don't need to report a lost license to the West Virginia State Police or your local police department. Simply go to your local Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office and present one proof of identity, proof of Social Security number, two proofs of residency and, if applicable, proof of name change. These are the same forms used when applying for your driver's license.
Also, if your Social Security number is absent from, or incorrectly recorded in, the DMV records, you'll need to provide your Social Security card.
The fee for replacing a lost license is $5.
We've outlined the steps to make replacing your WV license more convenient.
If you're a teenager younger than 18 and need to replace your license, you must present a current school enrollment form (also known as a Driver Eligibility form). You can obtain this form from your school or at any DMV office.
Out of State
If you need to replace your license and are currently out of the state or country, contact the Charleston DMV at (304) 558-3900 or (304) 558-3900. The DMV will either require you to complete an application for a duplicate license or go ahead and apply for a renewal.
The DMV will most likely send you a copy of your certified driving record to hold until you can get home. You can then have a new license with a photo made.
If you're not a United States citizen and need to replace your license, you must present the specific documents to verify your legal status in the United States as required by the DMV, as well as proofs of identity and residency.
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