I need a certified copy of my driver’s license. Where do I get one?
A) You can get a certified copy of your driver’s license from the following places:
- Online: You can order a certified copy of your driver’s license online through the website of your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You will need to provide your name, date of birth, driver’s license number, and the last four digits of your Social Security number. You will also need to pay a fee.
- By mail: You can also order a certified copy of your driver’s license by mail. You will need to complete a driver’s license record request form and mail it to your state’s DMV along with a fee.
- In person: You can also get a certified copy of your driver’s license in person at your state’s DMV office. You will need to bring your driver’s license and proof of identity to the office. You will also need to pay a fee.
NOTE: A certified copy of your driver’s license is a photocopy of the original document fixed to a notary certificate that confirms the copy is authentic. The process of getting a certified copy may vary depending on your state and the purpose of the request. For example, in Georgia, you can obtain an individual driving history report (MVR) online, in person, or by mail, but you also need to provide proof of identity and lawful status with other documents. In Arizona, you can get an uncertified or certified MVR by mail or at any MVD or authorized third-party office, but your signature on the form must be notarized or witnessed by an MVD agent. You may want to check the specific requirements for your state and the agency that needs the certified copy before you proceed.
The cost of getting a certified copy of your driver’s license varies from state to state. In general, you can expect to pay between $5 and $20 for a certified copy.
Once you have your certified copy of your driver’s license, you can use it for a variety of purposes, such as applying for a job, renting an apartment, or getting a loan.