Replace a lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed driving licence

Replace a lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed driving licence

Replace a lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed driving licence

Replace a lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed driving licence

Get a replacement provisional or full driving licence online with DVLA if yours gets lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.

You should contact the police if your driving licence is stolen.

To replace your licence you’ll need to:

  • be a resident of Great Britain (there’s a different service in Northern Ireland)
  • not be disqualified from driving for any reason
  • pay £20 by MasterCard, Visa, Electron or Delta debit or credit card
  • provide addresses where you’ve lived for the last 3 years

Provide your driving licence number, National Insurance number and passport number if you know them.

Your photo

DVLA will use your passport photo for your new licence if all the following are true:

  • your driving licence is due to expire within 2 years
  • you have a valid UK passport – you’ll need to provide your passport number
  • you give permission for DVLA to use your photo

Furthermore, DVLA will tell you if a suitable electronic photo is not available. They’ll send you a form so you can give them a new photo.

In addition, you can make sure the photo on your licence is updated by using the photo driving licence renewal service.

What to do if you find your old licence later

You must return your old licence to DVLA explaining what’s happened if you find it after applying for or receiving a replacement.

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