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How to Apply for a New York Identification Card

The New York 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. If you are less than 62 years of age a short term identification card is valid for 4 to 5 years while a long term one is valid for 8 to 9 years. Those over 62 may apply or under 62 but receiving social security may apply for ID card that has a 10 year validity. Initially you will be issued a temporary card while the actual one gets processed. This is then mailed to your address with 5 weeks. Your ID card expires on your birthday.

APPLYING FOR A NEW YORK ID CARD

  1. Locate the DMV Office nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Complete the Form MV-44.
  3. Bring proper identification and proof of date of birth.
  4. You must also provide proof of your social security number (SSN). 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 $9 to $10 for the 4 to 5 year ID
    • $13 to $14 for the 8 to 9 year ID
    • $6.50 for the 10 year ID issued to seniors over 62 and for those under 62 but receiving social security.
  6. You must also surrender any valid driver license or instruction permit issued by the state of New York or any other jurisdiction.

RENEWING A NEW YORK ID CARD

  1. Locate the DMV Office nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Bring a duly completed application form - Form MV-44
  3. Bring proper identification.
  4. You must also provide proof of your social security number (SSN) or proof that you are not eligible for one.
  5. The renewal fee remains the same as when applying for a new ID card.

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 DMV Office nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Bring proper identification.
  3. You must also provide proof of your social security number (SSN). 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.
  4. Provide proof of New York residence, in the event that your address has changed.
  5. If your name has changed, you must provide proof of name change.
  6. The duplicate card fee is $8 for cards with a maximum of 8 year validity and $6.50 for a 10 year discounted card.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

How long does it take for the state ID card to process and is there any way to make it express?

Who long does it take to process the card and is there express service

Is there any way for a senior citizen to renew an expired non-drive ID WITHOUT going in person? My mother is not able to get there by herself, and there are no Saturday hours anymore.

I live in East 6th Street, Manhattan. I'd like to apply for the ID Card of NewYork. I'd appreciate if you tell me the address to apply. Thanks!

my wife and I went to get our ID's had our Picture taken, paid 10 dollar back in August and I still hav n't recieved it yet.my Wife recieved hers but I

didn't get mine's yet.

I had recently moved from IL and I am awaiting my drivers license by mail.I also am in need to find work.I cannot start my search without a picture id.All I had was my old license that had been confiscated at the dmv.What could I do for an almost instant picture Id.Thanks in advance.

Is there a minimum age requirement to obtain a NYS ID - trying to get ID's fo rmy kids

Is there a minimum age requirement to obtain a NYS ID

i sent for my new york state id thru the mail also since may 2011 haven't got mine either and my id just expired on june 18.2011

I applied for a my renewed non-drivers id by mail and have not yet received it .How will i be able to find out what happened to it?

i have been waiting for six months for a new i.d. went to dmv several times

can i use a school card with a report card?

 

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