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How to Apply for an Idaho Identification Card

The Idaho Division of Motor Services (DMV) 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. If you are between the ages of 21-62, you can opt for a card that is valid for eight years. You must apply for an ID card within 90 days of arriving in the State.

APPLYING FOR AN IDAHO ID CARD

  1. Locate the Driver Licensing Office nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Complete the Driver License/Identification Card form.
  3. Bring proper identification. If you are unable to provide the identification asked for, you will then be asked to present a combination of primary and secondary identification to confirm your identity. If your document is not in English, please bring a certified translated copy of the same.
  4. You must also bring your Social Security card with you. If you have never been issued a Social Security Number, you may be required to obtain one, or else present a letter from the Social Security Administration stating that a number has not been assigned to you. If this is the case, you will need to present proof of legal presence in the United States.
  5. Provide proof of Idaho residence.
  6. Pay the ID card application fees - given below
    For those under the age of 18 $6.50
    Ages 18 -21$6.50
    Ages 21 and over (valid for four years)$7.50    
    Ages 21 and over (valid for eight years)$15.00
    Fees can be paid by cash or check.    
  7. You must also surrender any valid driver license or instruction permit issued by the state of Idaho or any other jurisdiction.
  8. If you are under 18, parental/guardian consent is required. You will also need to provide proof of attendance in a high school or a high school diploma or a certificate equivalent to the same.

RENEWING AN IDAHO ID CARD

  1. Locate the Driver Licensing Office nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online. You can renew by mail by sending back the postcard you received informing you of the renewal, along with the fee. The amount should include $1 for administrative costs.
  2. Bring proper identification. If you are unable to provide the identification asked for, you will then be asked to present a combination of primary and secondary identification to confirm your identity.
  3. You must also bring your Social Security card with you. If you have never been issued a Social Security Number, you may be required to obtain one, or else present a letter from the Social Security Administration stating that a number has not been assigned to you. If this is the case, you will need to present proof of legal presence in the United States.
  4. Provide proof of Idaho residence, in the event that your address has changed.
  5. Pay the ID card renewal fees - given below
    For those under the age of 18 $6.50
    Ages 18 -21$6.50
    Ages 21 and over (valid for four years)$7.50    
    Ages 21 and over (valid for eight years)$15.00
    Fees can be paid by cash or check.    

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 Licensing Office nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Bring proper identification. If you are unable to provide the identification asked for, you will then be asked to present a combination of primary and secondary identification to confirm your identity.
  3. You must also bring your Social Security card with you. If you have never been issued a Social Security Number, you may be required to obtain one, or else present a letter from the Social Security Administration stating that a number has not been assigned to you. If this is the case, you will need to present proof of legal presence in the United States
  4. Provide proof of Idaho residence, in the event that your address has changed.
  5. If your name has changed, you must provide proof of name change.
  6. Pay the ID card replacement fees - given below:
    For those under the age of 18 $6.50
    Ages 18 -21$6.50
    Ages 21 and over (valid for four years)$7.50    
    Ages 21 and over (valid for eight years)$15.00
    Fees can be paid by cash or check.    

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

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