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How to Apply for a Mississippi Identification Card

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) issues non-driver identification cards to State residents six years and older, 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 the last day of your birthday month. For legally blind people, the card is valid for 10 years.

APPLYING FOR A MISSISSIPPI ID CARD

  1. Locate the driver's license office nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Complete the application form.
  3. Bring your Birth certificate and a proper proof of residency. These can include a utility bill, mortgage documents or a bank statement.
  4. You must also bring your social security card. If you have never been issued a SSN, you may be required to obtain one, or else sign a Statement of Not Eligible for Social Security Number form.
  5. Pay the ID card application fee, currently $13 for the first ID card, by cash. The Mississippi DPS does not accept payments by check, credit or debit card.

RENEWING A MISSISSIPPI ID CARD

You can renew your ID card online or in person by locating the Mississippi Highway Patrol office nearest you.

To renew in person:

  1. Bring proper proof of residency. These can include a utility bill, mortgage documents or a bank statement.
  2. You must also provide your social security card. If you have never been issued a SSN, you may be required to obtain one, or else sign a Statement of Not Eligible for Social Security Number form.
  3. Pay the ID card renewal fee, currently $11 by cash only. In some cases, there might also be an additional photograph fee. The Mississippi DPS does not accept payments by check, credit or debit card.

    To renew online:

    Go to the Mississippi DPS's online renewal website to renew your ID card. This option is available only to individuals who hold a valid ID card and have not changed their address since they received their initial card.

    You will need:

  4. A valid ID card.
  5. A valid Visa, Mastercard or a debit card.

    Note that if your photograph is not transferable as deemed by the office, you will be sent a letter asking you to visit the nearest district office to receive your new ID card. You may renew your ID card upto six months before it expires.

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. You can apply for a duplicate ID in person or online.

To renew in person:

Locate the Mississippi Highway Patrol office nearest you.

  1. Bring proper proof of residency. These can include a utility bill, mortgage documents or a bank statement.
  2. You must also provide your social security card. If you have never been issued a SSN, you may be required to obtain one, or else sign a Statement of Not Eligible for Social Security Number form.
  3. Pay the ID card renewal fee, currently $5 by cash only. The Mississippi DPS does not accept payments by check, credit or debit card at its offices.

    To renew online:

    Go to the Mississippi DPS's Request Duplicate form to ask for a duplicate ID card. This option is available only to individuals who hold a valid ID card and have not changed their address since they received their initial card. You will also be asked to pay an additional convenience fee.

    You will need:

  4. A valid ID card.
  5. A valid Visa, Mastercard or a debit card.

    Note that if your photograph is not transferable as deemed by the office, you will be sent a letter asking you to visit the nearest district office to receive your new ID card.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Former State residents moving back to Mississippi may be eligible to apply for a renewal or replacement ID card, depending on the validity of their original identification card. Those whose Mississippi 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.

Reviews of How to Apply for a Mississippi Identification Card

I also took my 89 year old grandmother in to get an ID because she has moved in with us from MO. She has no bills in her name such as mortgage, water, electric etc. We had her SS card, birth certificate, voters registration card, and her MO state ID and other documents showing our MS address such as her medicaid and medicare cards. When the clerk at the Nesbit office saw us, she asked if she was married. I told her she was a widow so technically she is no longer married. The lady told me she needed a copy of her marriage license. SERIOUSLY!! My grandmother can not remember the date she was married and the courthouse can't find their marriage. Why in the world do you need a marriage certificate for a person that has all other proofs of id for themselves. What purpose does that serve??

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Hi, I'm Puerto Rican and I live in Pascagoula, MS and I have been trying to get an ID because I need it for work and in the Pascagoula and Diberville office people who work there told me that I need an ID with picture from Puerto Rico, or a certification card that said that I have an Official Id or not. I call to Puerto Rico and they told me that they can't give me a new ID or a certification card. So right now I don't know what to do. Why in the Mississipi office are asking me for the ID if in the requirement to have the MS ID don't said that I need it. I just need: birth certificate, social security card and an evidence of resident. Please help me or tell me what should I do. I need to work because I've been kick out of my house an I'm 18 years old. Thanks.

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The process on this web site was followed. Here is the story. My first trip to the Batesville DMV in an attempt to get my 89 year old mother a state ID. She has never driven and with the exception of two years (1943-44) have resided in the same city locale in MS her whole lifetime. I took with me certificed birth certificate, household bills in her name, Social Security Card, Voters' Registration card and a copy of her PERS check and Social Security check. We were refused and was told that since her name had changed (marriage) in the 1950's she would have to have a copy of her marriage licenses as well. We returned for a second visit with previous documentation plus marriage licenses in hand along with homestead tax papers. Again this same agent reviewed the paperwork and said that birthcertifacate father's name matched but b/c marraiage licenses bore the name of first marriage in the early 1940s, my mother would have to provide the 1st marriage licenses; we informed her that the 1st husband diedin the 80s and had remarried several times. With all the documentation and two visits we were unable to attain a non-driver state ID for my mother who has been a lifelong tax-paying citizen of MS. I have written to the IL vital records for a copy of the marriage and death records of the first husband. To date they say that I must provide a purpose of and entitlement to these records. Should it be this hard to attain an official photo ID in MS? I wonder how many other seniors will have this problem. Just as voting will require a official photo ID many other state agencies that provide aid and assistance to the elder require IDs. What should I do? Allow my mother to become disenfranchised or is there some other way I could attain her a valid photo ID?

This particular agent should be reprimanded and suspended without pay. This incident should be brought to a. DOJ and b. Both pro and Con State Legislatures. Also all State laws should be Grand Fathered for person who live under the sort of circumstances as this one. As previously stated the Agent in question here should be dealt with for surely their job performance is without merit.

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