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Lost or Stolen License

When you drive a motor vehicle in New Hampshire, you are required by law to have a driver license with you. If your license is lost, stolen or destroyed you must apply for a duplicate license.

Apply for a Duplicate License or Non-Driver Identification

To apply for a duplicate driver license or non-driver identification card, you may either utilize our online service or our Drop Box service.

Your permanent license or non-driver identification card will be mailed to your New Hampshire mailing address.

If you wish to have more information regarding REAL ID compliant driver licenses, please visit our REAL ID webpage.

Temporary Duplicate License by Mail

If you are temporarily away from New Hampshire and your license is lost or stolen, you may apply for a temporary duplicate license by mail. If your image is not on file at the DMV, you will be unable to get a duplicate license by mail. To apply, please send the following documents:

Please mail your application, fee and Temporariliy Away form form to:

NH Dept. of Safety
DMV - Driver Licensing
23 Hazen Drive
Concord NH 03305

The DMV will mail a temporary duplicate license which will be valid for six (6) months to your out-of-state address. Once you return to New Hampshire, you are required to submit a new Duplicate Driver LicenseAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol form through our Drop Box services, along with a note explaining that you have returned to the State and a photocopy of your temporary license, and a permanent license will be mailed to you.

Proof of Identification

You are required to provide positive proof of identification for every driver licensing transaction. If your image is on file at the DMV, in most cases, you may use that as positive proof of identification. If you previously requested to have your image removed from the DMV computer system, you will be required to provide positive proof of identification and NH residency to get a duplicate license or to renew a license for the type of license you hold (REAL ID compliantAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbolor non-compliantAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol).

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