Obtaining a duplicate of the driving license. Copy of the complaint lodged at the police within 6 months of the loss of driving license. National Identity Card or the valid passport with the national identity card number. The distorted / defaced driving license, if available.

Procedure

Apply in Person
If your driver license is lost or stolen, you would have to approach the local police station in your area and file a complaint about you lost or stolen driver license.

  • Obtain the application form: Form
  • District secretarial offices (normal service)
  • Main office in Verahere – Colombo (one day service – priority)
  • Submits the filled form directed to Commissioner, along with required documents to:
  • District secretarial offices (normal service)
  • Main office in Colombo (one day service – priority)
  • The department will verify the details of the documents you have provided to check if it is accurate.
  • It will then send the order for assistant commissioner for issuing of the duplicate license
  • Department issues the duplicate license.

Note: 
If Relevant Documents Submitted by Applicant are Found Inaccurate:
The Department Rejects Request for Duplicate License and Applicant should Re-submit all relevant documents.
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Required Documents

  • Two copies of black and white photos of size: 2*2 ”, with certification of Grama Niladhari at the back of one of the photos
  • A certified copy of the police entry stating the loss of the license, This copy should be issued within the period of last 6 months
  • National Identity Card / Original and a photocopy of a valid Passport, containing NIC number
  • Current license of the applicant – If the license is damaged

When applying for the One day service, applicant should provide with a letter from the Grama Niladhari or Regional Secretary certifying the accuracy of his residency

Office Locations & Contacts

Commissioner – Department of Motor Traffic,
P.O Box 533, 581-341, Elvitigala Mawatha,
Colombo 5.

Department of Motor Traffic
No: 581-341, Elvitigala Mavatha, Narahenpita, Colombo 05.
Mr. Upul Priyantha de Silva
Telephones: +94-11-2698717
Fax Nos: +94-11-2694338
Email:e.dmts@sltnet.lk
Website: Department of Motor TrafficAds by Google

Eligibility

  • Applicants can apply for this Service under Following Circumstances:
  • At situations of a license being damaged
  • At the loss of a driving license

In Order to be qualified to obtain this Service an Applicant must meet with Following Conditions:

  • Being an owner of a driving license
  • Information of the license provided by the applicant existing within the
  • Department system (license being issues after 1996)
  • Manual files (license being issued before 1996)
  • Provide with all the documents required within the process (please refer to the section: “Documents Required)

Note: Any applicant who is not able to meet with above conditions will be considered disqualified from obtaining the service.

Fees

Type of RequestNormal ServicePriority Service
For a lost licenseRs. 520.00Rs. 770.00
For a damaged licenseRs. 520.00Rs. 770.00
For a lost license with 3 year renewalRs. 820.00Rs. 1120.00
For a lost license with 5 year renewalRs. 1120.00Rs. 1470.00
For a lost license with 9 year renewalRs. 1420.00Rs. 2270.00


NOTE:

  • No penalties involved in this process
  • There are no additional costs involved in the process of obtaining these services

Validity

  • Validity of the application exists until the process is concluded and duplicate license is being issued

Documents to Use

Application Form that can be used : MTA 42

Processing Time

  • Applied for one day priority service: License is issued within one day
  • Applied for normal services: License is issued within three months

Note: One Day Processing Applicants can obtain their Duplicate License after 3:30 pm, within the same say of submitting forms.

Instructions

All the applications should be directed to the commissioner of the Licensing Division
Commissioner – Department of Motor Traffic,
P.O Box 533, 581-341, Elvitigala Mawatha,
Colombo 5.

Note: Applicants are given the facility of obtaining licenses through:

  • All district secretarial offices (normal service)
  • Main office in Verahera – Colombo (one day service – priority)

Need for the Document

  • Driving without a valid driver’s license is an offence punishable by law and one need to acquire a new one in case of loss or damage of the driver’s license.

Information which might help

Submission timeline

  • Working days are Monday to Friday
  • Counter open hours are 9:30am to 3:30pm (Normal) and 9:30am to 12:30pm (priority)

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

  • Driver’s license can be used as an identity document

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