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How to Apply for a Nebraska Identification Card

The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) 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 eight years, and expires on your birthday eight years after it was issued.

APPLYING FOR A NEBRASKA ID CARD

  1. Locate the County Treasurer's office 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 identification one of which must contain your name and date of birth.
  3. If you are under 18 years of age you must provide a certified birth certificate or a certified birth registration.
  4. Pay the appropriate ID card application fee. The fee depends upon the validity of the card, which can vary between one and five years. The fee must be paid at the local County Treasurer's office.

RENEWING A NEBRASKA ID CARD

The Department of Motor Vehicles sends a notice 90 days prior to the date your ID is due to expire.
  1. Locate the examining office nearest to 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 identification one of which must contain your name and date of birth.
  3. In the event of a change in your address, you must get your ID card updated by completing the procedure for a change of address in your license.
  4. Pay the appropriate ID card application fee. The fee depends upon the validity of the card, which can vary between one and five years. The fee must be paid at the local County Treasurer's office.

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 County Treasurer's 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 proper identification. You will be asked to present two pieces of identification one of which must contain your name and date of birth.
  4. If your name has changed, you must provide proof of name change.
  5. Pay the appropriate ID card application fee. The fee depends upon the validity of the card, which can vary between one and five years. The fee must be paid at the local County Treasurer's office.
  6. You can also complete the form and mail it to
    Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
    Driver License Examining Division
    PO Box 94726
    Lincoln, NE 68509    
If your photograph is not available, you will receive an ID that is valid without photo. Within 30 days of receipt of this ID you must contact the DMV.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

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