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Fillable Form DMV West Virginia Driver's License Replacement

To legally drive in West Virginia, the state requires the new residents, first-time drivers, and non-US citizens to fill out this DS 23P form for the replacement of a driver’s license and state identification card.

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What is the West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form?

The West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form is for West Virginia drivers and motorists to obtain a replacement copy of their original driver’s license in the event that their original driver’s license has been stolen, lost, or damaged to the point of it being illegible.

Drivers and motorists who are out-of-state also need to file the West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form if their original driver’s license is stolen, lost, or damaged; this is because a driver’s license is a form of an identification card and would provide evidence of the driver/motorist’s identity and residence. With that, in the event that a driver’s license is stolen, the driver/motorist should immediately inform the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) of the burglary to avoid any issues involving identity theft.

What is the purpose of the West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form?

The purpose of the West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form is for West Virginia drivers and motorists to obtain a new driver’s license after having their original one lost, stolen, or damaged. People who also have outdated photos on their driver’s license should file the West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form, as well as those who have outdated information or want to update their information on their original driver’s license.

Who files the West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form?

West Virginia drivers and motorists should file the West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form in the event that their original driver’s license is lost, stolen, damaged, have an outdated photo or information.

Where should you file and submit the West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form?

You may file for the West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form electronically. Depending on certain circumstances, you may need to file the form personally at your local DMV office. For example, if you are filing the West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form due to the need of having some information changed on your license, then you will need to visit a DMV office personally to submit the necessary documents for that purpose. Another case wherein you’ll have to visit your local DMV personally is if the system does not approve of your driver’s license replacement credentials online.

When should you file and submit the West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form?

You should file the West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form once your original driver’s license is lost, stolen, or damaged to the point of being illegible. You should also file the form once the information or the photo on your driver’s license is outdated. This is to avoid any problems with law enforcement if, in case, you ever get pulled over while driving.

You should opt to file for a replacement driver’s license when needed because it is illegal to operate a vehicle without one and you can be fined and penalized for illegal driving.

If January 3, 2012 was the last time you filed for license renewal in West Virginia, then - to replace your driver’s license - all you need is to supply even just one document to provide evidence of your residency that contains your name and your address.

On the other hand, people who are filing the West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form due to wanting to amend any information on their original license may have to present some other necessary documents. For example, if you are filing the form due to wanting to change the address on the license, you’ll be needing additional documents providing evidence that you are a resident of West Virginia.

Moreover, if you are filing the West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form because you want to change the name written on your original license, provide a marriage license or divorce decree. If you are applying for a REAL ID or a Federal ID, provide the following documents:

  • A document providing proof of your identity
  • Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Two (2) documents that provide evidence that you are a resident of West Virginia; the documents should include your name and address
  • Document/s that provide evidence that you have had your name legally changed (if applicable)

Once you have submitted a copy of the West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form and are cleared and approved for getting a new driver’s license, a replacement license order confirmation will be sent to you and you will receive your new driver’s license via mail in approximately two (2) weeks.

How do you fill out the West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form?

Using our PDF Editor Software, you may choose to fill out the West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form. Filling out the West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form is straightforward. To accomplish the first section of the form, provide accurately and honestly the information being asked on the corresponding lines and spaces provided.

The West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form is composed of two (2) pages that need to be completed. All requested information is mandatory unless otherwise noted.

To start filling out the form, using the LAST, FIRST, MIDDLE name format, provide your full name.

Next, state your former names if you have. Please note that it is required by law for you to provide supporting legal documents.

Then, state your complete residential address. If your mailing address is different from your residential address, please state your mailing address in the line provided for it. Include your City, State, and Zip Code.

Following that, you must then indicate your SSN.

After, report your WV License Number.

Then, using the mm/dd/yyyy format, indicate your birth date.

Then, indicate your gender, weight, and height in feet and inches.

After, state the color of your eyes and whether or not you are wearing any corrective lenses.

The next set of questions are only optional for you to fill out:

  • Daytime Phone
  • Cellphone Number
  • Email address

For the next section of the West Virginia Driver’s License Replacement form, read thoroughly the questions being asked and mark between the ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ boxes your corresponding answers.

1. Has your address changed since your last License/ID issuance? If yes, please provide the previous address.

2. Are you a U.S. Citizen? If not, list your Alien Registration Number.

3. Have you been issued a license/ID in another jurisdiction in the last 10 years? If yes, list down the jurisdiction and License/ID #(s).

4. Do you have a suspended/revoked license on a pending license suspension/ revocation in ANY jurisdiction within the previous five years? If yes, you are required to provide a letter of explanation including the date of the incident.

5. Have you been refused a license by any jurisdiction within the previous five years? If yes, you are required to provide a letter of explanation including the date of the incident.

For questions 6 and 7, only answer if you owe child support obligations.

6. Do you owe an obligation that is more than six months in arrears?

7. Are you subject of a child support-related warrant, subpoena, or court order?

For question 8, only answer if you are a level 2 GDL applicant.

8. Have you been convicted of a traffic violation in the past six months?

For question 9, only answer if you are a level 3 GDL applicant.

9. Have you been convicted of a traffic violation in the past twelve months?

10. Do you have any visual/medical condition(s) affecting your ability to drive safely? If yes, you are required to provide a letter of explanation.

11. Do you wish to be designated on your license as an organ donor? By checking yes, you agree that the DMV may furnish your personal information to designated organ donation groups.

12. Do you wish to be designated on your license as diabetic? If yes, a licensed physician must certify your condition by completing the medical endorsement section on side two of this application.

13. Do you wish to be designated on your license as hearing impaired? If yes, a licensed physician must certify your condition by completing the medical endorsement section on side two of this application.

For question 14, only answer if you are a veteran of the United States Military.

14. Do you wish to have the United States Veterans designation on your license?

15. Have you ever experienced seizures or loss of consciousness, emotional or mental illness, alcohol or drug problems, or any physical condition that requires you to use special equipment to drive? If yes, you are required to provide a letter of explanation.

For questions 16 through 18, only answer if you are ages 18 and up.

16. Do you wish to register to vote?

17. Do you wish to make a contribution to the West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory Fund? If yes, specify the contribution amount.

18. Do you wish to make a contribution to the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance? If yes, choose a contribution amount.

For the next section of the form, mark the box that corresponds to your type of license or the ID you wish to obtain.

In the next section following the type of license or ID you wish to obtain, if you are diabetic, deaf, or hard of hearing, you must have your physician and/or audiologist affix their signature along with their medical number, state, address, and business phone number to certify.

Lastly, for the last section of the West Virginia Driver's License Replacement form, have your homeowner state your full name, street address including City, State, and Zip Code to affirm your West Virginia residency. The homeowner must then affix their signature, driver’s license number, and the date of signing.

After, you - the applicant - must then affix your own signature, the date of signing, and your parent/s or guardian/s’ signatures (if you are below 18 years) to certify that all the information you have stated and reported in the form is true and accurate.

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