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How to Apply for a West Virginia Identification Card

How to Apply for a West Virginia Identification Card

The West Virginia Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division (DMV) issues non-driver identification cards to State residents who don't have an 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 card has to be renewed when you reach 18 and 21 years of age. Thereafter, it is renewed for a period from three to seven years and subsequently every five years.

APPLYING FOR A WEST VIRGINIA 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 Driver Photo ID application form.
  3. You will be asked to present proper first-time applicant of proper identification, proper identification in the state and of current address.
  4. Pay the ID card application state's website, which varies based on your age and is the same as that for getting a new license.

RENEWING A WEST VIRGINIA ID CARD

  1. Locate the DMV Office nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person.
  2. Bring proper identification.
  3. Provide proof of West Virginia residence, in the event that your address has changed.
  4. Pay the ID card renewal state's website.

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. Provide proof of West Virginia residence, in the event that your address has changed.
  4. Pay the ID card replacement fee, currently $5.00.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

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