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How to Apply for a New Hampshire Identification Card

The New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issues non-driver identification cards to State residents who are above 16 years of age and 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 five years, and expires on your birthday five years after it has been issued.

Starting May 30, 2008, all DMV customers will be issued a temporary license or non-driver ID card while their permanent license or ID card is being processed and mailed. This is a new step taken by the state of New Hampshire to protect its citizens from identity theft. For details, check here.

APPLYING FOR A NEW HAMPSHIRE ID CARD

  1. Locate the Driving license substation nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. Those applying for the first time and those belonging to special categories must apply at :
    Department of Safety
    Division of Motor Vehicles
    23 Hazen Drive 
    Concord, NH 03305    
    You cannot apply online. Non-US Citizens must appear at the Concord office.
  2. Complete the Driver License/Identification Card form.
  3. Bring proper identification in person to the DMV Headquarters or the nearest substation. An original birth certificate, current driver license and one other form of identification, such as, your social security card or passport; along with proof of residency is required.
  4. Any of these are accepted as proof of a New Hampshire residence: a NH valid registration, a Town/City Clerk Approval of Residency Letter or a utility bill with postmarked date (i.e., Water, Electric, Oil/propane).
  5. Pay the ID card application fee, currently $10, by cash. Confirm methods of payment with your local DMV Office.
  6. You must also surrender any valid driver license or instruction permit issued by any other jurisdiction.
  7. If you are applying for a non-driver ID because of a suspended or revoked driver license and if your image is on file with the DMV, you need to complete the application and pay a $10.00 fee.

RENEWING A NEW HAMPSHIRE ID CARD

  1. Locate the Driving license substation nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. Complete the Driver License/Identification Card form. You cannot apply online. All VISA holders and EAD card holders must apply at the Concord Office for renewal. All Permanent Residents, Refugees, and Asylees issued a NH ID card prior to September1, 2001 must apply for renewals at the Concord office:

DOS DMV

23 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
Phone 603-271-2371    
Others may apply for renewals at any DMV substation.
  1. Bring proper identification in person to the DMV Headquarters or the nearest substation. An original birth certificate, current driver license and one other form of identification, such as, your social security card or passport; along with proof of residency is required.
  2. Any of these are accepted as proof of a New Hampshire residence: a NH valid registration, a Town/City Clerk Approval of Residency Letter or a utility bill with postmarked date (i.e., Water, Electric, Oil/propane).
  3. If your name and/or address have changed, you must provide a legal document as proof of name change.
  4. Pay the ID card renewal fee. Confirm the exact fee (its usually $10, in cash) and method of payment with your Driving license substation. Those out of the state at renewal time can submit the Driver License/Identification Card form along with the applicable fee and your out of state mailing address.

REPLACING A LOST, STOLEN, OR DESTROYED ID CARD

You may be issued a duplicate 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 Driving license substation 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.
  3. Bring proper identification in person to the DMV Headquarters or the nearest substation. An original birth certificate, current driver license and one other form of identification, such as, your social security card or passport; along with proof of residency is required.
  4. Any of these are accepted as proof of a New Hampshire residence: a NH valid registration, a Town/City Clerk Approval of Residency Letter or a utility bill with postmarked date (i.e., Water, Electric, Oil/propane).
  5. If your name and/or address have changed, you must provide a legal document as proof of name change.
  6. Pay the ID card replacement fee, currently $10. Confirm the method of payment with your Driving license substation.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • If you are new to New Hampshire, you must prove identification and residency. You must surrender your current driver license from the state from which you have moved.
  • Those under suspension/revocation in New Hampshire or any other state cannot apply. They must first contact the Bureau of Driver Licensing.
  • See also Applying for a New License.
  • See also Change of Address.

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