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Driver's License and State ID - Replacing/Correcting

Replacing a Lost of Stolen State ID Card - In State
Replacing a Lost or Stolen State ID Card - Out of State
Replacing a Lost or Stolen State ID Card - Outside the U.S.
Correcting a State ID Card
Fees

Replacing a Lost or Stolen State ID Card - In State

Online
You have the option of replacing a lost, damaged or stolen standard state ID card online through ExpressSOS. You must be a U.S. citizen with a valid Social Security number.  Replacement ID cards can only be mailed to your residence address. Online replacement is not yet available for enhanced ID cards.

For more information, select "Replace State ID Card" from the ExpressSOS home page.

At a Secretary of State Office
If your standard or enhanced state ID card is lost or stolen, you may visit any Secretary of State office to apply for a replacement. You will need to present identification to substantiate your identity. A new photograph will be taken. A lost or stolen enhanced ID card is immediately canceled and cannot be used to cross the border. Your replacement ID card will be valid for up to four years and expires on your birthday in the year shown under the expiration date.

You will be required to provide proof of identity and your Social Security number. Acceptable identity documents for the standard and enhanced ID cards vary, but some of the documents that are accepted for either include a valid, unexpired passport; certified birth certificate with a raised seal issued by a U.S. or U.S. territory government office; federal or Michigan government issued photo ID card or a valid U.S. military photo ID card. More than one document may be required - faxes and photocopies are not accepted. All Social Security information will be verified. If you are replacing a standard ID card and are ineligible for a Social Security number, you must present a letter of ineligibility from the Social Security Administration and proof of legal presence. Please refer to the Applying for a License or ID form (standard ID) or the Applying for an Enhanced License or ID form (enhanced ID) for more information.

Fees for a duplicate ID differ depending on the type. Review the Standard and Enhanced State ID Card Fee chart for complete details.

Replacing a Lost or Stolen State ID Card - Out of State

Online
You have the option of replacing a lost, damaged or stolen standard ID card online through ExpressSOS. You must be a U.S. citizen with a valid Social Security number to replace an ID card online. Replacement ID cards will only be mailed to your residential address. Online replacement is not yet available for enhanced ID cards.

By Mail
If you are traveling in the U.S. and lose your standard or enhanced state ID card, contact the Department of State Out-of-State Resident Services Unit at (517) 322-1473 to request a replacement. You will need to fill out an application with your first, middle and last name, date of birth, state ID card number and out-of-state address. Return the application to:

Michigan Department of State
Out-of-State Resident Services Unit
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48918

Replacing a Lost or Stolen State ID Card - Outside of the U.S.
Standard ID Card: Contact the Out-of-State Resident Services Unit for assistance in obtaining a replacement ID card.
If you are a U.S. citizen with a valid Social Security number, you may be eligible to apply for a replacement ID card online through ExpressSOS. Replacing an ID card online is convenient and saves time. Replacement ID cards can only be mailed to your residential address and not to an out-of-state address.
Enhanced ID Card: Contact the U.S. Embassy in the country you are visiting or the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol when you arrive at your U.S. port. The enhanced ID card is one of the federally accepted travel documents for re-entering the U.S. by land or sea from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean.

Correcting a State ID Card

Change of Address
Standard State ID: A change of address may be submitted online through ExpressSOS, at a branch office, or by using a mail-in change-of-address form available on this website.
Enhanced State ID:
At any branch office or by mail when renewing.

Name and Date of Birth Changes
Standard State ID: At any branch office.
Enhanced State ID: At any branch office.

Name Changes
If you need to change your name on your valid state ID card you must present it with proof of the name change.  Proof of your name change must be established through an official record, such as a certified marriage license, divorce decree or a legal name change document. A fee will be charged to correct your name and a new photograph will be taken.

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Social Security Number Changes
Standard State ID: At any branch office
Enhanced State ID: At any branch office

Fees
Refer to the Standard and Enhanced State ID Card Fee Chart for the fees for replacing or correcting a state ID card.

Related Documents & Topics
> Replace State ID Card
> Enhanced and Standard State ID Card Fees
> Documents Required for an Enhanced License or ID  PDF icon
> Where to Apply for an Enhanced License or ID




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