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How to Apply for an Iowa Identification Card

The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) 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 five years.

APPLYING FOR AN IOWA ID CARD

  1. Locate the Driver License Station nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Bring proof of identification. You will be asked to present proof of your age, identity and your social security number. Only original documents are permitted.
  3. Pay the ID card application fee, currently $5.

RENEWING AN IOWA ID CARD

  1. You will receive a reminder letter from the department a few days prior to the expiry date on your card. The ID card usually expires on your birth date, five years after being issued.
  2. Locate the Driver License Station nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  3. Bring your expired ID for identification.
  4. Pay the ID card renewal fee, currently $5.

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 Driver License Station nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Bring proof of identification. You will be asked to present proof of your age, identity and your social security number. Only original documents are permitted.
  3. Pay the ID card replacement fee, currently $3.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

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