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How to Apply for a Maine Identification Card

The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles issues non-driver identification cards to State residents who don't have a valid ID card, driver license or instruction permits 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 six years, and expires on your birthday six years after it was issued.

APPLYING FOR A MAINE ID CARD

  1. Locate the BMV office nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Complete the Identification Card form.
  3. Bring proper identification. You will be asked to present two pieces of identification. One must show your date of birth and the other must bear your signature.
  4. Bring proof of Maine residency.
  5. Pay the ID card application fee, currently $5.
  6. You must also produce any valid driver license or instruction permit issued by the state of Maine or any other jurisdiction.

RENEWING A MAINE ID CARD

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  1. You can apply online for renewal of your ID card if you have a digital card. Also, if you are below 23 years of age then locate the nearest BMV office as you will have to apply in person.
  2. You will need your Social Security Number, credit card (Visa or Mastercard) and a printer.
  3. Pay the ID card renewal fee, currently $5 by cash or credit card whichever is applicable.

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 BMV office nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person if you do not have a digital photograph on file. Otherwise you can apply online.
  2. Bring proper identification. You will be asked to present two pieces of identification from the specified list.
  3. Provide proof of Maine residence, in the event that your address has changed.
  4. Pay the ID card replacement fee, currently $5, by cash or credit card whichever is applicable.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

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