Alaska identity card holders are required to renew ID card credentials when they approach the expiration date. ID cards are valid for five years and their expiration date is the same date as the holder’s birthday. Therefore, residents are expected to apply for a DMV ID renewal procedure prior to the expiration date of their ID cards. Moreover, individuals may also be allowed to renew their expired ID card, depending on their specific situation and their reasons for missing the due date written on the credential.

However, when facing a stolen or lost ID card, residents will have to replace the credential instead of renewing it. In such case, individuals must complete an application for lost ID card and begin the replacement procedure through the Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you want to find out more information about the ID renewal or AK DMV ID replacement procedure, continue reading the sections below.

How to Renew Your ID Card in Alaska

The DMV identification card renewal procedure is quite similar to the driver’s license renewal process, except for the mandatory DMV examinations which are not required when renewing ID card credentials. Therefore, individuals may renew ID card online, by mail or in person at a local DMV office in the period of one year prior to the expiration date.

In addition, individuals must satisfy certain eligibility criteria for ID card renewal. For instance, applicants who want to renew ID cards must be at least 22 years of age and they must not have made any changes to their personal information. In addition, when renewing ID cards in Alaska online or by mail, applicants must have renewed their credentials in person the previous time.

How to Renew ID Cards in Alaska Online

In order to renew ID card online, applicants will have to satisfy a set of eligibility criteria before using the online service available through the AK DMV website. You may begin the online DMV ID renewal procedure as long as you have not made an online renewal previously and if you have one more year until the expiration date of your ID card.

The first step in the online ID card renewal procedure is to establish your identity by submitting the following personal information: your ID card number, Social Security Number, date of birth, full name and your weight and height. In order to complete the online AK ID renewal procedure, follow the instructions given at the website and wait for the renewed credential to arrive at your mailing address.

Note that after completing the online DMV ID renewal procedure, applicants may have to wait up to 30 days for their temporary credentials to arrive at their mailing address. Therefore, if you have less than 30 days before the date of expiry, you are encouraged to visit a nearby DMV location.

How to Renew ID Cards in Alaska by Mail

To renew ID card in Alaska by using the mailing procedure, applicants will be also required to have renewed their credentials in person the previous time and to have at least 30 days left before the expiration date. Moreover, applicants must be at least 22 years of age and have no changes in their personal information.

In order to find out more information about how to renew ID card by mail, contact the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Note: College students who are living outside of Alaska may renew ID cards by mail when they are faced with expired credentials.

How to Renew ID Cards in Alaska in Person

When renewing ID cards in person at a local DMV office, applicants need to complete the following steps:

  • Complete an Application for Alaska Driver License, Permit or State Identification (form 478).
  • Provide two proofs of identification.
  • Have a new photo taken.
  • Pay the applicable fees.

Once you complete the steps in the AK ID renewal procedure, you will receive your renewed credential.

How to Replace Your ID Card in Alaska

When facing a stolen, destroyed, surrendered or lost ID card in Alaska, individuals must obtain replacement credentials through the DMV. To apply for a duplicate ID card, residents may complete the procedure online or in person at a nearby DMV location. Continue reading the sections below for more information about each procedure.

How to Replace ID Cards in Alaska Online

To replace ID card online, applicants need to follow the instructions given at the Alaska DMV website. In addition, they must be at least 18 years of age in order to use the online method and must have obtained a duplicate ID card in person the previous time they applied for a replacement. In order to complete an ID card replacement procedure online, individuals need to fulfill the following:

  • State the reason for getting a duplicate ID card (lost, stolen, destroyed, surrendered to DMV, or surrendered to Law Enforcement).
  • Provide the ID card number.
  • Provide your Social Security Number, date of birth and full name.

After providing your personal information in the online ID card replacement process, follow the instructions given on the DMV website and wait for the new ID card to arrive at your mailing address. While waiting for the duplicate ID card to arrive in the mail, DMV will send you an emailed receipt which you can print at home and use as a temporary identification credential.

How to Replace ID Cards in Alaska in Person

Individuals who want to obtain a copy of ID card in AK may do that in person at a local DMV branch. In order to replace ID card credentials in person, individuals need to complete the following steps:

  • Complete an Application for Alaska Driver License, Permit or State Identification (form 478).
  • Provide two proofs of identification.
  • Have a new photo taken.
  • Pay the applicable fee of $15.

Note: Individuals need to apply for an ID card replacement in person when they are facing a revoked, cancelled or suspended status and when they need to make a name change.

Alaska ID Card Renewal and Replacement Fees

The last step in the ID card renewal or replacement procedure requires applicants to pay a certain amount of money for the renewed or duplicate ID card. Individuals must pay a fee of $15 for replacing ID cards or renewing them. Applicants who are 60 years of age or older will not be required to pay any fee.

Last updated on Tuesday, March 5 2019.

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