How To Replace Your Connecticut Drivers License
If your Connecticut drivers license has been lost, stolen, or destroyed, you'll need to get it replaced immediately to avoid getting a ticket or risking suspension. We offer links to resources that will save you time and get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.
Online application assistance can simplify the process for many DMV related services, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the DMV offices or websites, you will receive a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your DMV forms and/or provide links to DMV online services. Via our partners at Road America, you will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of a free membership to DMV Advisors, a state-specific help desk prepared to answer any driver-related questions or concerns you may have. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.
2: By mail, if eligible (read below for instructions)
Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.
3: Via a local DMV office
If you prefer to access DMV services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical DMV office location. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your local DMV allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.
Procedure To Get The Connecticut Drivers License Replacement
If a drivers license is lost or stolen, an applicant that needs to find a Connecticut replacement can get the task done by following these procedures:
- Visit the nearest available DMV office.
- While at the DMV office, the driver will be required to fill out a form requesting a duplicate for the current driver's license or a permit. The form is known as 1-B.
- Along with the Connecticut driver's license replacement request, the individual will also be required to submit a copy of specified documents as a proof.
- The applicants requesting replacement of their Connecticut license will nee to pay $30.
- The department will not require submission of a photograph as the Connecticut DMV will print the duplicate using the photos it has stored within its own system.
- If you do not have a record on file with the DMV, you will have to submit two types of identification, one belonging to one of the the primary forms of identification listed below and the second belonging to the secondary forms of identification listed below.
- Once your identity has been confirmed your photograph will be taken.
- If you are unable to prove your identity, the Department of Motor Vehicles will issue you a temporary license that will be valid for 10 days.
Proof of Identification
You can print a complete checklist of the required and acceptable documentation to help save time at the DMV.
Some of the documentation required by the DMV includes:
- Birth certificate
- Valid Passport
- Permanent resident card
- Documentation of citizenship
- Utility bills, bank statements and so on that have been generated using computers
- Medicare benefit report
- School documents displaying an official admission within a school in Connecticut
- Voter registration identification card issued by the authorities in Connecticut
- Social Security Number
- Current w-2 form
- Social Security Card
- Name change document
- Legal presence in U.S.
- Employment permission identification card
In the absence of these documents, it will be difficult to replace your Connecticut drivers license with a duplicate.
What is an Adult Drivers License?
In some states, the layout of your drivers license may change when you reach a certain age. It is possible for your license to switch from a vertical design to a horizontal card once you turn 21. You may want to seek out a duplicate or replacement adult drivers license when you reach the age of 21.
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