Replace (get duplicate) ID, driver license or instruction permit

​​​​​Select the card you need to replace and learn about the easy online, in person or by mail options.

 
 
 
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What is an ID card​​​​:

  • ​Cannot be used for driving
  • Can be used as photo identification
  • Can be used for voting​​​

​​Apply online

  • ​​Customers​ who wish to surrender their driver license can use this online service to surrender their license and apply for an ID card at the same time.
    • If you surrender your driver license it will make you ineligible to operate a motor vehicle in all states
  • You can replace an ID card that has been lost or stolen (this online service will order a duplicate ID)
  • You can make address updates and obtain a replacement ID card
  • You will be asked to verify or change your residence and/or mailing address within the online application
  • If the ID card is expiring within the next year, you will be given the option of getting a duplicate or renewing the ID card

You MUST ​apply in person if:

  • ​You need to apply for an original (first time) REAL ID-compliant ID card​

  • Your ID card
    • has been expired for more than two years
    • is currently canceled
    • was previously renewed online
    • needs to be mailed to an out-of-state address
  • You are changing your
    • personal identifier (e.g., weight or hair color)
    • name (must show proof of name change)
    • gender (must show proof by court order or physician’s note)
    • status of an invisible disability
    • picture on your identification card​
  • You have to show additional documentation​
  • Your photo is not on file at Wisconsin DMV, or your photo on file does not meet current DMV photo standards
  • You are receiving an error message on the online application that stops you from completing your request

Have these ready:

The online application will ask you for the following information:

  • Your Wisconsin Driver License or ID Card number
  • The last 4 digits of your Social Security number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your zip code

OR

  • Your first name, middle initial, and last name
  • Your complete Social Security number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your zip code

AND

  • A printer with standard white 8.5 x 11-inch paper to print your ID receipt
  • A valid email address
  • Valid debit or credit card

What happens next?

  • Receipt: A receipt, including your photo, will be emailed to you upon successful completion of this online transaction. This receipt is acceptable photo identification for voting and serves as your identification card until your card arrives in the mail.

  • Timing: Your identification card will be processed and mailed to you through the USPS using first class mail. You will receive it within 10 business days.

Click the ‘START NOW’ button below to apply online for your replacement​ ID card.

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Once the online transaction is completed, you cannot cancel it or receive a refund. Verify that you have entered the information correctly before completing payment information.

Note: This online service is not available from 2 a.m. - 3 a.m. each day due to system updates.
This service may not be available on Sundays from 6 a.m.–9 a.m. due to regular system maintenance.

Apply in person

For faster in-person service

  • Complete the application online and submit electronically, or print and bring it with you. Depending on your eligibility, you may also be able to schedule an appointment with this online service.
Click the “Start Now” button to begin this online application

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OR

  • Complete the Wisconsin Identification Card (ID) Application (form MV3004) and bring it with you.

When you visit the DMV service center

Apply by mail

  • U.S. citizens may apply for a duplicate (replacement) ID card one time by mail. Future applications will require you to visit a DMV to have an updated photo taken.
  • Complete the Wisconsin Identification (ID) card application (form MV3004)
  • Pay the fee.
    • Note: ID cards needed for voting purposes are free. If you are a U.S. citizen, will be at least 18 years of age by the next election, and require a Wisconsin ID card for voting purposes, check the ID for FREE box on the application.
  • Do not send cash. Make check or money order payable to: Registration Fee Trust
  • Send to:
    WisDOT - Division of Motor Vehicles
    P.O. Box 7995
    Madison, WI 53707-7995
  • For overnight requests send to:
    WisDOT - Division of Motor Vehicles
    Driver Eligibility Unit - Room 225
    4822 Madison Yards Way
    Madison, WI 53705

Once processed, your duplicate driver license or ID card will be sent to you by first class mail delivery to the address indicated on your application.

What is a driver license or instruction permit (temps):

  • Can be used for driving
  • Can be used as photo identification
  • Can be used for voting​​​​

Use the online process to:

  • Replace a driver license (including CDL) or instruction permit that has been lost or stolen
    • This online service will order a duplicate driver license or duplicate instruction permit
  • Verify or change your residence and/or mailing address
    • CDL holders are required to get a replacement driver license within 10 days of their address change
  • Have your license or permit mailed to your temporary out-of-state address if you are a Wisconsin resident temporarily living out of Wisconsin​​
  • Surrender your driver license (no longer driving) and replace it with a Wisconsin ID card ()
  • Note: If you are under the age of 18, adult sponsorship will be required (provide sponsor's driver license or ID card number)

You MUST ​apply in person if:

  • Your driver license or instruction permit (temps) is expired or will be expiring within 30 days (but you may be able to renew online)
  • You changed your
    • eyeglass or contact lens restriction
    • personal identifier (e.g., weight or hair color)
    • name must show proof of name change
    • gender (must show proof by court order or physician’s note)
    • status of an invisible disability
    • picture on your driver license or instruction permit
  • You are applying for an original (first time) REAL-ID compliant driver license
  • You are not a U.S. citizen and/or do not have a verifiable Social Security number on record with DMV

Have these ready

The online application will ask you for the following information:

  • Valid debit or credit card
  • Your Wisconsin Driver License or ID Card number
  • The last 4 digits of your Social Security number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your zip code

OR

  • Valid debit or credit card
  • Your first name, middle initial, and last name
  • Your complete Social Security number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your zip code

​AND

  • A printer with standard white 8.5 x 11-inch paper to print your temporary paper driver license or instruction permit (temps)
  • A valid email address
  • Valid debit or credit card

What happens next?

  • Receipt: A receipt, including your photo, will be emailed to you upon successful completion of this online transaction. This receipt is acceptable photo identification for voting and serves as your driver license until your card arrives in the mail.
  • Timing. Your driver license will be processed and mailed to you through the USPS using first class mail. You will receive it within 10 business days.

Click the ‘START NOW’ button below to apply online for your replacement driver license or instruction permit.

Start Now

Once the online transaction is completed, you cannot cancel it or receive a refund. Verify that you have entered the information correctly before completing payment information.

Note: This online service is not available from 2-3 a.m. each day due to system updates.
This service may not be available on Sundays from 6–9 a.m. due to regular system maintenance.

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​Apply in per​son

For faster in-person service

  • Complete the application online and submit it electronically. Depending on your eligibility, you may also be able to schedule an appointment. You can also complete the online application, print and bring it with you.

Click the ‘START NOW’ button below to apply online for your replacement driver license or instruction permit.

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If you choose not to use the online application, download and print the Wisconsin Driver License Application (form MV3001) and bring it with you.

When you visit the DMV service center

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If you are under 18 years of age and applying for a duplicate driver license or duplicate instruction permit, you must also provide:

  • Sponsorship signature must be notarized or witnessed by DMV employee) by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Proof of driver education course completion (submitted electronically by your school) or proof of current enrollment in the behind-the-wheel portion of an approved driver education course.

Apply by mail

  • Note: Wisconsin residents can only apply by mail for a duplicate driver license when the Wisconsin resident is currently out of state. 
  • ​U.S. citizens may apply for a duplicate (replacement) driver license one time by mail. Future applications will require you to visit a DMV to have an updated photo taken.
  • Wisconsin Driver License Application (form MV3001)
  • Pay the fee.
  • Do not send cash. Make check or money order payable to: Registration Fee Trust
  • ​​Send to:
    WisDOT - Division of Motor Vehicles
    P.O. Box 7995​
    Madison, WI 53707-7995
  • For overnight requests send to:
    WisDOT - Division of Motor Vehicles
    Driver Eligibility Unit - Room 225
    4822 Madison Yards Way
    Madison, WI 53705

Once processed, your duplicate driver license or ID card will be sent to you by first class mail delivery to the address indicated on your application.

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If you have reason to believe your identity has been stolen, contact your local law enforcement agency immediately!

You can also ask the DMV to place a notation on your driving record:

  • The notation will say, “Verify identification documents.”
    • This will require DMV and law enforcement to require additional identification documents from you when you conduct business with them.
  • The following documents are acceptable to verify your identity:
  • If you want this statement added to your driver record, contact the DMV Qualifications and Issuance Section by email at dre.dmv@dot.wi.gov or (608) 264-7447.



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