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How to Apply for a Mississippi Identification Card

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Non-Drivers MS ID Card application guide. What to bring, fees, application process and usage of a MS ID-Card

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) issues non-driver identification cards to State residents six years and older, 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 four years and expires on the last day of your birthday month. For legally blind people, the card is valid for 10 years.

APPLYING FOR A MISSISSIPPI ID CARD

  1. Locate the driver's license office nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Complete the application form.
  3. Bring your Birth certificate and a proper proof of residency. These can include a utility bill, mortgage documents or a bank statement.
  4. You must also bring your social security card. 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 $13 for the first ID card, by cash. The Mississippi DPS does not accept payments by check, credit or debit card.

RENEWING A MISSISSIPPI ID CARD

You can renew your ID card online or in person by locating the Mississippi Highway Patrol office nearest you.
To renew in person:

  1. Bring proper proof of residency. These can include a utility bill, mortgage documents or a bank statement.
  2. You must also provide your social security card. 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.
  3. Pay the ID card renewal fee, currently $11 by cash only. In some cases, there might also be an additional photograph fee. The Mississippi DPS does not accept payments by check, credit or debit card.
    To renew online:
    Go to the Mississippi DPS's online renewal website to renew your ID card. This option is available only to individuals who hold a valid ID card and have not changed their address since they received their initial card.
    You will need:
  4. A valid ID card.
  5. A valid Visa, Mastercard or a debit card.
    Note that if your photograph is not transferable as deemed by the office, you will be sent a letter asking you to visit the nearest district office to receive your new ID card. You may renew your ID card upto six months before it expires.

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. You can apply for a duplicate ID in person or online.
To renew in person:

Locate the Mississippi Highway Patrol office nearest you.

  1. Bring proper proof of residency. These can include a utility bill, mortgage documents or a bank statement.
  2. You must also provide your social security card. 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.
  3. Pay the ID card renewal fee, currently $5 by cash only. The Mississippi DPS does not accept payments by check, credit or debit card at its offices.
    To renew online:
    Go to the Mississippi DPS's Request Duplicate form to ask for a duplicate ID card. This option is available only to individuals who hold a valid ID card and have not changed their address since they received their initial card. You will also be asked to pay an additional convenience fee.
    You will need:
  4. A valid ID card.
  5. A valid Visa, Mastercard or a debit card.
    Note that if your photograph is not transferable as deemed by the office, you will be sent a letter asking you to visit the nearest district office to receive your new ID card.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

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