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How to Apply for a Minnesota Identification Card

The Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) 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.

APPLYING FOR A MINNESOTA ID CARD

  1. Locate the DVS 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 do not have an expired or current ID card, you can produce one primary and one secondary document.
  3. ID card fees vary according to the applicant's age as follows:
    Persons below age 65$18:00
    

    Persons aged 65 and older $11.00

    Persons with disability or mental illness$0.50

    Confirm the exact fee with your local DVS Office.

  4. You must also surrender any valid driver license or instruction permit issued by the state of Minnesota or any other jurisdiction.

RENEWING A MINNESOTA ID CARD

  1. Locate the DVS Office nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Bring proper identification. You can present one primary identification and one secondary identification, if you do not have your current or expired ID card.
  3. You must complete an application at the DVS office.
  4. You must also provide proof of your social security number (SSN). If you have never been issued a SSN, you should check the appropriate box on the renewal application.

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  1. Provide proof of Minnesota residence, in the event that your address has changed. You should provide proof of temporary residency and lawful presence if you are not a US citizen.
  2. If your name has changed, you must provide proof of name change such as marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order specifying a name change.
  3. Pay the ID card renewal fee as given below by cash or check. The Minnesota DMV does not accept payments by credit or debit card. Confirm the exact fee with your local DVS Office.
    Persons below age 65$18:00
    

    Persons aged 65 and older $11.00

    Persons with disability or mental illness$0.50

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 DVS Office nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Bring proper identification. You can present one primary identification and one secondary identification if you do not have your current or expired ID card.
  3. You must also provide proof of your social security number (SSN). If you have never been issued a SSN, you should check the appropriate box on the renewal application
  4. Provide proof of Minnesota residence, in the event that your address has changed. You should provide proof of temporary residency and lawful presence if you are not a US citizen.
  5. If your name has changed, you must provide proof of name change such as marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order specifying a name change.
  6. Pay the ID card renewal fee as given below by cash or check. The Minnesota DMV does not accept payments by credit or debit card. Confirm the exact fee with your local DVS Office.
    Persons below age 65$18:00
    

    Persons aged 65 and older $11.00

    Persons with disability or mental illness$0.50

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Former State residents moving back to Minnesota may be eligible to apply for a renewal or replacement ID card, depending on the validity of their original identification card. Those whose Minnesota ID cards expired more than one year ago must apply for an original ID card.
  • See also Applying for a New License.
  • See also Change of Address.
 

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