How to Quickly Obtain A Duplicate Driver's License or ID Card
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The following items are required to request a duplicate credential:
A valid Louisiana Driver's License or ID Card on file with the OMV
Valid credit card backed by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express
The following conditions may prevent you from receiving or being eligible for a duplicate credential:
If your mailing address is different than what appears on the face of your license, you are not eligible to request a duplicate online. Louisiana law requires current address on licenses; this is where the duplicate credential will be sent.
Changes in personal information, including address, cannot be completed online. If you require any changes, you must visit your local Office of Motor Vehicles for issuance of a new driver's license.
If you are temporarily out of state, review the policy here to see if you qualify and then call the Office of Motor Vehicles at 225-925-4195.
NOTICE: Louisiana Law requires that all vehicles you have registered be currently covered with the required limits of liability insurance or other security as provided under R.S. 32:861 et al. The law is enforced by civil and criminal penalty.
NOTICE: It can take up to 30 days for a customer to receive a duplicate credential. If the duplicate credential is not received 30 days from the date of application, the customer must visit a field office within sixty (60) days of application to be eligible for a replacement credential at no charge.
NOTICE: On October 3, 2016, Louisiana began issuing Real ID compliant credentials. In order to obtain a credential with a Real ID indicator, you must visit a motor vehicle office. If requesting a duplicate of credential that is not currently Real ID compliant, the credential you receive will display the verbiage "Not for Federal Identification". Please visit www.expresslane.org for information on Real ID requirements.