If your driver privilege card or learner's permit has lost, stolen or damaged, you will need to get a replacement. You may also choose to replace your driver privilege card or permit to change your address, change your sex designation or update your photograph.
How Long Your Driver Privilege Card Lasts
Your replacement driver privilege card will display the same expiration date as the card you are replacing.
Your first driver privilege card will expire on your birthday in the second year of the driver privilege card validity. All subsequent renewals will be valid for two years from the date of issuance.
Get a Replacement Driver Privilege Card Online
You may get a replacement driver privilege card or learner's permit online unless one or more of the following apply:
- Your credential is expired, cancelled, suspended or revoked
- You need to change or correct the name on your credential
- You owe money to DMV for a prior transaction
- You are under the age of 18
- You need a new photo
- You have surrendered your credential to another state
- You have already requested a replacement credential online today
If you get a replacement driver privilege card or learner's permit online, DMV will use the photograph on your existing credential. If you would like a new photograph, make an appointment and visit a customer service center.
Get a Replacement Driver Privilege Card or Learner's Permit at a Customer Service Center
To get a replacement driver privilege card or learner's permit at a customer service center, you must:
- Make an appointment at a DMV customer service center.
- Complete the application for a driver privilege card or learner's permit (DL10). You may complete the form before or after coming to a DMV office. For your convenience, notify DMV of a change of address or name when you complete the application form.
- Present one List A identification document. For more information on acceptable identification documents, refer to "Acceptable Documents for Obtaining a Driver Privilege Card" (DMV 309). En español
A new photo will be required.
The cost for a replacement driver privilege card is $20.
The cost for a replacement learner’s permit is $2.
Removing the Vision Restriction
If you must wear glasses or contact lenses when you drive, your driver privilege card or learners permit will show a vision restriction. To have the vision restriction removed after having LASIK surgery to correct your vision, you must either:
- Visit a DMV customer service center and get a replacement driver privilege card or learner's permit by passing the vision screening without wearing glasses or contact lenses, or
- Submit the following by mail:
- A completed Driver Privilege Card Application (DL10)
- A Vision Screening Report (MED 4) that has been signed by an ophthalmologist or optometrist within the last three months. The MED 4 must show that you meet the minimum visual requirements without wearing glasses or contact lenses.
- A $20 payment for the replacement driver privilege card/$2 for replacement learner's permit. We accept check or money order.
- Mail these items to:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Driver's License and ID Card Work Center
P. O. Box 27412
Richmond, VA 23269-0001
DMV will process your request and send your updated driver privilege card or learner's permit by mail with the vision restriction removed.