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How to Apply for an Arkansas Identification Card

The Department of Finance and Administration - Office of Driver Services (ODS) issues non-driver identification cards to State residents who don't have a valid ID card, driver license or instruction permit from the State or any other jurisdiction. The ID card can be used to prove your identity, age, and residence in a variety of situations. The identification card is valid for four years, and expires on your birthday four years after it was issued.

APPLYING FOR AN ARKANSAS ID CARD

  1. Locate the Arkansas revenue office nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Bring proper identification. You will be asked to present two pieces of primary identification or one piece of primary identification and one piece of secondary identification. You must also prove legal presence in the US.
  3. Pay the ID card application fee, currently $20. Confirm the exact fee with your local revenue office.
  4. You must also surrender any valid driver license or instruction permit issued by the state of Arkansas or any other jurisdiction.

RENEWING AN ARKANSAS ID CARD

You may apply for renewal of the ID card in person or via mail. You cannot apply online.

To apply by mail, call the ODS at (501) 682-7059 and have them mail the necessary paperwork and forms to you with specific instructions. These can then be completed and mailed back to the ODS along with the necessary documents and the $20 fee. The acceptable forms of payment will be mentioned in the paperwork and instructions sent to you.

To apply in person:

  1. Locate the Arkansas revenue office nearest you.
  2. Bring proper identification. You will be asked to present two pieces of fees or one piece of fees and one piece of secondary identification, and proof of legal presence.
  3. Pay the ID card renewal fee, currently $20. Confirm the exact fee with your local revenue office

REPLACING A LOST, STOLEN, OR DESTROYED ID CARD

You may be issued a replacement identification card if your original ID card has been lost, stolen or destroyed, or if you have had a name or address change.

  1. Locate the revenue Office nearest you.
  2. Bring proper identification. You will be asked to present two pieces of primary identification or one piece of primary identification and one piece of secondary identification. You must also prove legal presence in the US.
  3. If your name has changed, you must provide proof of financial responsibility. A Court order may be required in such cases.
  4. Pay the ID card replacement fee, currently $10. Confirm the exact fee with your local revenue office

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Former State residents moving back to Arkansas may be eligible to apply for a renewal or replacement ID card, depending on the validity of their original identification card.
  • See also Applying for a New License.
  • See also Change of Address.

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