Effective January 1, 2014, your duplicate Identification Card, or duplicate GLS Learner's Permit, will be mailed to your Maryland residential address on file.
You may obtain a duplicate of any of the following products:
- Noncommercial learner’s permit
- Commercial learner’s permit
- Provisional driver’s license
- Full noncommercial driver’s license
- Commercial driver’s license (CDL)
- Temporary noncommercial license
- Moped permit
- Identification (ID) card
A duplicate product can be issued when your original product has been lost, stolen or mutilated. It contains exactly the same information that appeared on the original product, including its expiration date.
If you are temporarily outside of Maryland and cannot come into an MVA office, you may still be able to obtain a duplicate of the above listed products except for a noncommercial learner’s permit. For more information, see Obtaining a License, Permit or ID Card When Absent from Maryland.
If changes or corrections to the information on these products are needed, see Changing or Correcting a License, Permit or Identification Card.
How do I obtain a duplicate product?
First, gather the documents that you will need to present to the MVA:
- The same proofs of identity that you presented to obtain the original product.
- Original product if you still have it (i.e., mutilated product).
- Medical Examiner’s Certificate (DOT card) and an exemption/waiver (if required), if you need a duplicate of a commercial learner’s permit, or a commercial driver’s license (CDL).
- If you have a new address, two proofs of your current residence.
Note: If you are less than 18 years old, your parent or legal guardian must accompany you.
Second, visit any MVA office. When you arrive, the MVA employee will:
- Take your photograph. See note regarding MVA Photo Guidelines;
- Review the documents you brought with you; and
- Ask you various questions to verify that you are eligible to receive the duplicate product.Note: MVA Photo Guidelines: Because of the ever increasing need to use a photo driver’s license, learner’s permit or moped permit as proof of personal identification (i.e.: MVA, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, etc.) in addition to its role as a licensing document, the Maryland MVA is required to follow and enforce certain guidelines concerning approving and using an acceptable digital image/photograph on these license products. The same guidelines would also follow for the issuance of a Maryland Photo Identification Card.The MVA will not permit an applicant to significantly alter, hide or enhance their face or facial features by the use or excessive use of:1 ). Face Paint2). Cosmetics3). Cosmetic Contacts4). Facial Contortions5). Hats/Scarves/Other Clothing6). Hands, etc.If a supervisor deems it necessary, the customer will be required to remove the unacceptable face paint, cosmetics, etc. before a photo is taken.If a photo image is taken and it is determined to be unacceptable by an MVA supervisor due to any of the above reasons or otherwise, the MVA reserves the right to require that the customer either sits for another image or is refused the issuance of the MVA product.References:
- Issuance of license: TR, 16-111.1(d)(2-iv): A color photograph of the applicant that is taken in accordance with a procedure that the Administration requires.
- Form and contents of an Identification Card: TR, 12-301(g)(2v): A color photograph of the applicant taken by the procedure that the Administration requires.
When you are finished, the MVA employee will collect the fee owed and then hand you the duplicate product. The only exception is a duplicate identification (ID) card which will be mailed to you, unless you submit:
- Your mutilated ID card;
- Proof of your travel reservations outside of Maryland (airline tickets, cruise tickets, motel/hotel reservations, etc.) for a date less than 20 days in the future; or
- A testing notice (i.e., GED, SAT, drug testing, etc.) for a date less than 20 days in the future.
- There is a fee for each duplicate product.
Driver Services Division
6601 Ritchie Highway, NE
Glen Burnie, MD 21062
For telephone questions:
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