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Old Nov 15, 10, 12:10 pm   #1
 
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How do I add a 2nd driver on the reservation

I want to add a second driver on the reservation to pick up the car with me. Can I do this. The reason is I lost, as in I can't find - not that it was taken away by the DMV, my license and want to drive home to my home state to pick up a new license at the local DMV to my parents. However I realized that I can not rent a car without a physical license or can I?

any thoughts or ideas?

its too cost prohibitive at this time to fly
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Old Nov 15, 10, 8:53 pm   #2
 
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I want to add a second driver on the reservation to pick up the car with me. Can I do this. The reason is I lost, as in I can't find - not that it was taken away by the DMV, my license and want to drive home to my home state to pick up a new license at the local DMV to my parents. However I realized that I can not rent a car without a physical license or can I?

any thoughts or ideas?

its too cost prohibitive at this time to fly
Unfortunately, you can neither rent a car nor be added on as an additional driver on an existing rental without presenting a valid drivers license (well, unless you find a rep willing to risk their job for you).

Are you a student? Can you just transfer residency to the state in which you currently reside and get a license through their DMV? Can you request a replacement (or at least a temporary replacement) from your home DMV via mail?

The other option would be for a friend to rent a car, drive you home, you get a new license, get added on to the contract, drive back and pay for the rental yourself at return. Have to be a pretty good friend though, depending on distance, lol.
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Old Nov 19, 10, 12:58 am   #3
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I want to add a second driver on the reservation to pick up the car with me. Can I do this.
You can't add an additional driver on your reservation in advance of picking up the car. Additional drivers can only be added at the time or rental--when you're at the rental counter picking up the car.

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Are you a student? Can you just transfer residency to the state in which you currently reside and get a license through their DMV? Can you request a replacement (or at least a temporary replacement) from your home DMV via mail?
If it's an urgent need, many states will fax you a temporary driver's license that most rental agencies will accept as valid. Otherwise, I think most--if not all--will mail a temporary paper license. Check with your home state's DMV office.
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Old Nov 19, 10, 1:04 am   #4
 
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Are you saying that you will be the additional driver? All drivers on the agreement must present a license.

Do you not know enough information to get a new license issued via mail or have you maxed your mail reissues and need to go in person now?
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Old Nov 19, 10, 10:44 pm   #5
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I know that with PA, I mailed in a form for a second/copy license and the small fee ($25?) and they mailed the license to my house with the picture on file from the original license. Any chance of this for you? Have you called your DMV?
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