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How to Apply for a Louisiana Identification Card

The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) issues non-driver identification cards to State residents of any age, who don't have a valid ID card or instruction permit from the State or any other jurisdiction. Also, you can have a Driver's license and still apply for an ID card. 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.

APPLYING FOR A LOUISIANA ID CARD

  1. Locate the Office of Motor Vehicles nearest you.
  2. You will be asked to either present one primary and two secondary documents or two primary documents. If you have a Driver's license with photo and Social Security Number identification documents are not required. Please see list of identification documents.
  3. In case you are 17 or under, picture identification must be provided by parent/guardian. The signature of the parent/guardian is also required. In case of joint custody, domiciliary parent should sign.
  4. You must also provide proof of your social security number (SSN).
  5. Pay the ID card application fee, currently $21.00 (might vary at the local office) by cash. Free for people over 60. Confirm the exact fee with your local DMV Office.

RENEWING A LOUISIANA ID CARD

An invitation for renewal is mailed to your address. The renewal can be obtained either in person, via mail, Interactive Voice Response (IVR) phone or the Internet. The picture ID card and the mail-in renewal invitation, is required to renew by mail, internet, or IVR. There is no delinquent fee in case the ID card has expired. The fee is $10 + $8 for handling.
  1. Locate the Office of Motor Vehicles nearest you. Carry along the ID card. If you wish to renew the ID card in person only cash is accepted at field offices. If you are eligible for a free ID card, the renewal must be completed at the field offices.
  2. When renewing over phone the fee is $10 + $8 for handling. The number for touchtone telephone is 1-888-956-5111. Procedure is listed on the invitation for renewal. MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover Card can be used.
  3. With some exceptions, ID renewal can be done through mail. The application must be signed by the applicant and mailed to the OMV with the correct fee in the form of a personal check, money order, cashier's check or certified check, payable to Office of Motor Vehicles.
  4. Internet renewal can be done here. Procedure is listed on the invitation for renewal. It is a 5-step process of entering your record, confirming your details, seeing the fee structure payment, authorizing payment of fee, viewing and printing the receipt, paying feedback (which is optional). MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover Card, or other credit card approved by the department can be used.
  5. You must also provide proof of your social security number (SSN).
  6. For more information on renewing your ID card if you are temporarily out of state, go here.
  7. For more information on getting a duplicate ID card if you are temporarily out of state, go here.

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.
  1. Locate the Office of Motor Vehicles nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person.
  2. One primary and one secondary identification document or three secondary identification documents are required to be carried - acceptable documents.
  3. You must also provide proof of your social security number (SSN).
  4. In case you are 17 or under carry your certified birth certificate, one secondary identification document and a legal guardian or custodial parent carrying picture identification. In case of joint custody, domiciliary parent should sign. This is not processed online.
  5. Pay the ID card replacement fee, currently $16.00, by cash. As the fee might vary at the local office, please confirm the exact fee with your local DMV Office.

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