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How to Apply for an Ohio Identification Card

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) 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. Ohio does not allow you to have a driver license and Identification Card simultaneously. The identification card is valid for four years, and expires on your birthday four years after it was issued. There is no minimum age to get Ohio Identification Card. The Digitized Ohio Identification Card bears a green header with image on right for those 21 years or older and red header with image on left for those less the 21 years.

APPLYING FOR AN OHIO ID CARD

  1. Locate the Bureau of Motor Vehicles nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Bring Proof of Identity. You will be asked to present one piece of primary and one piece of secondary.
  3. You must also provide proof of your social security number (SSN) if you have been issued one.
  4. Non- U.S. residents are required to produce a legal presence.
  5. Pay the ID card application fee, currently $8.50, by cash or check. Confirm the here. with your Deputy Registrar Office.
  6. Hearing impaired drivers have a separate application form.

RENEWING AN OHIO ID CARD

  1. Locate the Deputy Registrar Office nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Bring Proof of Identity. You will be asked to present one piece of primary and one piece of secondary.
  3. You must also provide proof of your social security number (SSN) if you have been issued one.
  4. Non- U.S. residents are required to produce a legal presence.
  5. Hearing impaired drivers have a separate application form.
  6. Pay the ID card application fee, currently $8.50, by cash or check. Confirm the here. with your Deputy Registrar 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 Deputy Registrar Office nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Bring Proof of Identity. You will be asked to present one piece of primary and one piece of secondary.
  3. You must also provide proof of your social security number (SSN) if you have been issued one.
  4. Non- U.S. residents are required to produce a legal presence.
  5. Hearing impaired drivers have a separate application form.
  6. Pay the ID card application fee, currently $7.50, by cash or check. Confirm the here. with your Deputy Registrar Office.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

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