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How to Apply for a Florida Identification Card

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) issues non-driver identification cards to State residents above 12 years of age 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 A FLORIDA ID CARD

  1. Locate the Office of Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles nearest you, if you want to apply for the ID card in person. You can make an Online Appointment Service and Information System (OASIS) before you go to the office.
  2. You can also apply online for an ID in Florida with GoRenew if you have a license already on file.
  3. Bring proof of legal presence of citizenship. You will be asked to present one piece of primary identification and one piece of secondary identification.
  4. You must also provide proof of your social security number (SSN). The name on the Social Security Card must be the same as the one desired on the ID card.
  5. Pay the ID card application fee, currently $3 for a new card. Confirm the exact fee with your local DMV Office.
  6. You must also surrender any valid driver license or instruction permit issued by the state of Florida or any other jurisdiction.

RENEWING A FLORIDA ID CARD

  1. Locate the Office of Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles nearest you, if you want to apply for the ID card in person. You can make an Online Appointment Service and Information System (OASIS) before you go to the office.
  2. You can also apply online for a replacement ID in Florida with GoRenew.
  3. Bring proof of legal presence of citizenship. You will be asked to present one piece of primary identification and one piece of secondary identification.
  4. You must also provide proof of your social security number (SSN). The name on the Social Security Card must be the same as the one desired on the ID card.
  5. Pay the ID card application fee, currently $10 for renewal. Confirm the exact fee with your local DHSMV Office.
  6. In case the address has changed, you need to fill a Change of Address form at the time of renewal, which is to be done within 10 days of address change. You can either submit this at the nearby office or mail with a money order or check for $10 to:
    Bureau of Records
    P.O. Box 5775
    Tallahassee, FL 32314-5775    

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 Office of Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles nearest you, if you want to apply for the ID card in person. You can make an Online Appointment Service and Information System (OASIS) before you go to the office.
  2. You can also apply online for a replacement ID in Florida with GoRenew.
  3. Bring proof of legal presence of citizenship. You will be asked to present one piece of primary identification and one piece of secondary identification.
  4. You must also provide proof of your social security number (SSN). The name on the Social Security Card must be the same as the one desired on the ID card.
  5. Pay the ID card application fee, currently $10 for a replacement card. Confirm the exact fee with your local DHSMV Office.
  6. In case the address has changed, you need to fill a Change of Address form at the time of renewal, which is to be done within ten days. You can either submit this at the nearby office or mail with a money order or check for $10 to:
    Bureau of Records
    P.O. Box 5775
    Tallahassee, FL 32314-5775    
  7. If your name has changed, you must provide proof of name change at the time of getting a replacement card. The DHSMV should be notified of a name or address change within 10 days of the change.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Former State residents moving back to Florida may be eligible to apply for a renewal or replacement ID card, depending on the validity of their original identification card. Those whose Florida ID cards expired more than one year ago must apply for an original ID card.
  • If you are out of state and your card is about to renew, but you plan to return to Florida soon, then you can call GoRenew at 1-866-467-3639 or renew it via an online form. A 90-day extension is allowed, and you can renew it once you return to Florida.
  • Citizens with out-of-state licenses can also apply for an ID card in Florida.
  • Canadian citizens are not considered immigrants and can apply for an ID with one primary and one form of secondary identification.
  • Non-US citizens can need to provide proof of identity and legal presence when they are applying for an ID.
  • See also Applying for a New License.
  • See also Change of Address.

Reviews of How to Apply for a Florida Identification Card

Well then. It looks like I won't be starting school in the Fall. My ID expired on my birthday. We didn't have the money to renew it. Now I need a birth certificate to get the new ID. But my only certified copy of my birth certificate went to the Medicaid office. In order to get a new certified copy, I need a valid ID.

Without a valid ID, I can't apply for school. I would have put in my application when my ID was still valid, but I couldn't afford the application fee.

This is what we call a circular issue. Can someone please give me a little help here, and tell me if there are any other options? I have the following documents which can prove my identity:

Voter registration card (it has my previous address, but does prove my identity, and was sent to my current address. I never got around to changing it.)

A notarized letter from the person who I currently live with, who is the owner of the house (it was used to verify residency for school, because I do not have any utilities in my name, or bank accounts.)

A whole bunch of letters addressed to me at my current address, from DCF and Medicaid.

Staywell and Medicaid insurance cards.

My old state ID, which just expire in June.

My social security card.

Old credit and debit cards (accounts no longer open.)

Why is all of this not enough to verify who I am?!

Oh! And I also have my GED transcripts. From barely TWO months ago!

You can use your birth certificate to get your social and then use the social to get your ID. I had to go through the whole thing when my purse got stolen while job hunting so both were in my wallet at the time. It's a hassle, but better than going without.

If I am elderly and have a chronic illness and I can no longer drive so I do not have a driver's license but I do have a bank account. I need some form of identification to write checks for groceries, medicine, etc.Can I apply for a Florida ID card and use it as I would a drivers license to cash checks?

a little unusual case: I've had regular NY DL for past 8 years, which is still valid till 4/22/12 (although I have no SSN, just a recent 676 form by SSA that they haven't issued me SSN). I have Canada Citizen certificate as acceptable primary ID, and I'm moving from NY to FL on 4/9/12. How can I exchange my NY DL for FL DL, how long will my new FL DL be valid, and what are the fees?

I have owned property and paid taxes for the past 12 years here in Florida as a vacation home. I do not rent. I have a license in another State. How can I obtain Resident ID to take advantage of FL resident discounts without giving up my existing out of state drivers license. I am a US citizen and had ALL proper id but was told I could not have both an FL ID and keep my out of state License.

My name is Carmen Armenti, and I live in the state of Ohio. I have owned property in Florida for about 25 years. I would like to apply for a Florida state ID so that I may take advantage of discount rates at Florida parks and attractions.

how do i get a non resident identification card so i can get a job in florida without giving up my current drivers license for my home state.

how to get a id card without giving up my ct. liscence

how do I get a non resident id card so i can get a job in fl. without giving up my current drivers license for my home state?

what do i do if i don't remember my appointment time?

how long does it take to get your id? do they print it up there and you get it that same day or do you have to waite?

how long will it take for me to get my id . friday i did a renew for a id card.

It should be produced that day, Tha DHMS hs the equipment right there, provided you're not ugly enough to break the camera lens!

How do you apply for a photo id card

I don't plan to renew my drivers license, so I need a photo id for myself. How can I obtain one.

How do you apply for a photo id card

to whom it may consern i have a red flag on my id card and i cant get it back. i have never had a drivers licence ever i am not aloud to drive i have medical reasons. i have also talked to four lawyers and they say u can not take or put a red flag on my id card and that i have to have an id card etc so ican get a job. if u want money from me ever i would sugest giveing me my id card back or i will take u for everything u own i will sue the state of florida and then i will sue the people responsable for takening my id. the state of fla and who ever is responsable for takening my id wont be out of dept until there last great great grandchild is born. i am sick of the state of fla doing things like this expeualy when i am dislexic i have sizures border line diabetic my heart and my kindeys have problems as well. ur picking on someone who is always sick and disabled. i think you guys get ur jollys off picking o people like myself. i hope karma comes back on everyone in tal fla three folds good day and may the gods bless you. blessed be

There are several gods - just look at the comics! Norse gods, Greek gods, New gods...But all answer to the One God! 'Nuff said, true believer!

yah true enough that is messed up>>>but sweetie thers onlt ONE god

there is no god

oh yes there is a God, he sits high and looks low. I bet when you get in trouble or need something you call on him then. God is the reason you still have breath in your body and you can wake up every morning. You need to thank God for life, health , and strength.

You should thank the doctors that keep you alive, or the trees that provide the oxygen that you breathe, or even your parents for creating your life thru shamleless attempts of bumping uglies.

And you should thank God for creating the trees that take in Carbon dioxide and release Oxygen. You should thank God for creating the people and giving them knowledge. Trees didn't just pop up out of nowhere and science didn't invent itself. If you know just a little bit about how the world works, then you know that it is TOO perfect to be a mere coincidence in the universe. It was created by God whether you believe it or not. By the way, this is a DMV website your comment is extremely irrelevant and out of place.

accually there is no god

I THANK U NEED HELP AND U WONDER WHY UR LIFE IS................... AND HOW IN THE BLANK U THINK U GOT HERE DO US A FAVOR AND KICK BRICKS THE WORLD WOULD A LOT BETTER WITH OUT U HAVE FAITH AND ACCUALLY THEIRS IS NO U FOOL.

 

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