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Procedure for Applying for Driver License Reissue

If you lose your driver license or have it stolen, or if the information on the license becomes difficult to read due to dirt or stains, or physical damage,or if IC chip is broken and cannot read any longer you can apply to have the license reissued.

In case of driving without carrying a driver’s license, you will be subject to penalty for failing to carry a proper driver license.

Place of application and registration times

At the Kyoto Prefectural Police Driver's License Examination Center,Main Building 2F,Window 8

Anyone who is resident in Kyoto prefecture can perform this procedure here.

Registration times

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Monday to Friday (Except public holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays)

Issuance

The fresh license is issued on the same day as the application is made

At the Kyoto Driver's License Renewal Center,Window A

 Registration times

9:30a.m. to 11:00a.m. and 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.

Monday to Friday (Except public holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays)

 Issuance

The fresh license is issued on the same day as the application is made

At the police station responsible for your area of residence

Registration times

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Monday to Friday (Except public holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays)

Issuance

Normally three weeks after the day of application

Necessary documents

  • One photo
    3×2.4 cm (H×W), front-view of upper body (chest up), without a hat, plain background, taken not more than 6 months ago, with your name and date photo was taken on the back
    ※Not valid with colored eye contact lens
  • Family seal (unregistered seal is OK)
  • Driver license (if dirtied or damaged)

When changing any information at the same time as the reissue:

To change your nationality etc., name 

Certificate of Residence showing your nationality,etc.(Photocopies are not allowed. Documents which were issued within the past 6 months are needed.)

※ Persons who have foreign nationality need to bring a certificate of residence which is printed your nationality, the status of residence and the term of residence. If the status of residence and the term of residence are not printed on your certificate of residence, bring your residence card with them.
※ Persons who aren't applied on Residential Basic Book Act need to inquire to the Kyoto Prefectural Police Driver's License Examination Center.

If only changing address

  • Certificate of Residence (Photocopies are not allowed. Documents which were issued within the past 6 months are needed.
    ※ Persons who have foreign nationality need to bring a certificate of residence which is printed your nationality, the status of residence and the term of residence. If the status of residence and the term of residence are not printed on your certificate of residence, bring your residence card with them.
    ・Persons who can't prepare a certificate of residence need to bring any of the following.
  • Your health insurance card
  • Public utility receipts, e.g., for electricity, gas, water
  • Stamped postal mail (forwarded mail is not allowed)

Note that documents must accurately show your address and name (real name).
※ For persons who have foreign nationality. If you can't prepare the certificate of residence, please bring the residence card or the special permanent resident certificate.
※ Persons who aren't applied on Residential Basic Book Act need to inquire to the Kyoto Prefectural Police Driver's License Examination Center.

Fee

3,500 yen

Other points

If you wish to change your address to Kyoto from another prefecture, please bring an extract of your certificate of residence showing your family registration address (if possible), because for this procedure it is necessary to verify the official characters of your name and your family registration details.

お問い合わせ

(For Inquiries)
Kyoto Prefectural police Headquarters Driver's License Examination Center Driver's License Section
647, Furukawa-cho, Hazukashi, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto city
Telephone:075-631-5181