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How to Apply for a Montana Identification Card

The Montana Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division (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 eight years, and expires on your birthday eight years after it was issued.

APPLYING FOR A MONTANA ID CARD

  1. Locate the Office of Motor Vehicles 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. Bring proper identification. You will be asked to present two pieces of proper identification and one piece of secondary identification.
  3. You must also provide proof of authorized presence.
  4. Provide residency.
  5. Pay the ID card application fee, currently $ 8, by cash.
  6. You must also surrender any valid driver license or instruction permit issued by the state of Montana or any other jurisdiction.

RENEWING A MONTANA ID CARD

  1. Locate the Office of Motor Vehicles nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Bring proper identification. You will be asked to present two pieces of proper identification and one piece of secondary identification.
  3. You must also provide presence.
  4. Provide residency, in the event that your address has changed.
  5. Pay the ID card renewal fee, currently $8, by cash.

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 Office of Motor Vehicles nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Bring proper identification. You will be asked to present two pieces of proper identification and one piece of secondary identification.
  3. You must also provide presence.
  4. Provide residency, in the event that your address has changed.
  5. If your name has changed, you must provide Name change documentation.
  6. Pay the ID card replacement fee, currently $8 by cash.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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