We explain in three simple steps the process of how to request a duplicate driving license in case of theft, loss or deterioration
In life you never know what can happen and you have to be prepared for absolutely everything. That is why if, for example, we lose our wallet, we must know how to proceed to try to act ‘as if nothing had happened’. And in addition to numerous calls to cancel credit cards… you will also have to solve, among other things, the loss of your driving license.
That is why if you have lost or had your driving license stolen and you need a duplicate as soon as possible, in this article we are going to teach you how to do it. Through a process explained step by step We will explain, in the simplest way possible, how to request a duplicate of your driver’s license online.
Step by step process
As we stated in the previous paragraph, we are going to explain point by point how to request onlineOr what is the same, through the official website of the General Directorate of Traffica duplicate of your driving license in case it has been lost, misplaced or damaged.
This process consists of three easy steps composed of: paying the corresponding fees, processing the request in question and justifying the payment.
Before starting with the explanation we must be clear about the three following premises:
-In order to request a duplicate driving license, this must be in forcesince otherwise it will be necessary to request a renewal of the permit.
-Although the issuance of the duplicate counts as a new document, it does not change the validity dates, so The duplicate will expire on the same dates as the original..
–In order to carry out the online process we must have a digital certificatesince otherwise, we will have to attend in person.
In addition, all these documents related to road documentation (such as the driving license, the international driving license, the circulation permit for our vehicle and similar) can be located in the ‘miDGT’ mobile phone application, where we can locate the documents cited above beyond carrying them physically in our portfolio.
Pay the fee to the DGT
First of all we must access the DGT payment platform and select the rate 4.4 which refers to the ‘duplicate circulation permit and licenses’ and which tells us it will cost 20.81 euros.
Once we have registered with our Cl@ve, signature or digital certificate is when we can select said rate. Once selected, a drop-down menu will appear on the right side of the screen. That’s when We will click on the option that appears as ‘pay’ and we will proceed to pay it.
Immediately afterwards we will be redirected to a new section, where We must enter our phone number, our email and our IBAN or account number so that the DGT can proceed with the payment. Once it is done and confirmed, we can continue with the application process but be careful, A receipt number will appear which we must savesince we will need it later.
Process the duplicate request
With the payment of the fee made, we must go back to the electronic headquarters of the DGTbut in this case to the ‘duplicates’ section and click on the ‘duplicate due to deterioration, loss or theft’ option.
We will automatically be redirected to a new page where we will have to log in again with Cl@ve, signature or digital certificate that will serve as personal identification.
Once we have done this, we will appear on a page in which we will have to indicate our personal data again: name and surname, date of birth, etc. Furthermore, we must be especially careful with the tax domicile (or address where we live) that we are going to enter, since it must coincide with that of the stolen, damaged or lost driving license, since the duplicate will arrive at this address.
That is why, if we have moved or reside in another place, we first change the address in the DGT’s own electronic headquarters. Finally, before finishing with the entire personal data section (which must match those that Tráfico has in its record to corroborate that it is us) We must detail the reason why the duplicate is requested.
When we have done all this, we will only have copy the receipt number that was issued to us once we paid the corresponding fees (previous point) and, when we do so, accept the request.
Accept the affidavit
When we finish the process we will reach the last point of the process: accept the sworn statement. In this sworn statement, the individual (we) We undertake that the reasons for issuing the duplicate are totally real and true.in the same way as If the original driving license is found or appears, we will undertake to return the duplicate.
With the sworn statement accepted, we will only have to wait for the new driving license to arrive at our home, something that usually takes a few months. Even so, At the same time we complete the process we will be granted a document that will enable us to drive; that is to say, a temporary permit. This permission It will be sent to us in PDF format and we can save it as any file on our mobile phone or print it to have it physically.
As we usually do in these articles, we reserve this last section for all those doubts that may appear when reading its content, so below we are going to try to answer all those concerns that may arise about how to request a duplicate driving license.
Will I need to undergo a medical examination again?
No. Since this is the issuance of a duplicate, it will not be necessary to undergo a medical check-up or examination again, so we will not have to present it.
Can someone do it for me or should I be the one to do it?
You or any other authorized person can do it.. If it is done online, it will not matter who the person carrying out the procedure is, but if it is done in person, any authorized person can do it. Instead, If you opt for the telephone process, we must be the ones on the other end of the call.; No representative will be able to do so.
How long will I be able to drive with the provisional license?
The provisional permit, which will be granted to us at the time at the window or through a PDF our email It is valid for three months. Of course, it will only help us to drive in Spain, so if we want to do it outside the country, we will have to request an international driving license.
What if I don’t get the new card?
The duplicate It may take a month and a half or two months. to arrive at the address indicated in the application but, if it does not reach us within that period of time, we must notify the DGT. (as long as a reasonable amount of time has passed) so that they can take care of solving the problem and send it back, since it may have been lost along the way.