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How to Apply for a Nevada Identification Card

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

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) 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. The identification card is valid for four years and expires on your birthday.


  1. Locate the DMV Full Service Office nearest to you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Complete the Driver License/Identification Card form.
  3. Bring proper identification. Please note that DMV Nevada does not accept out of state driver's licenses or ID cards as valid proof of identification.
  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. Provide proof of Nevada residence.
  6. Pay the ID card application fee which is $11.25 for individuals above 18 years.
  7. You must also surrender any valid driver license or instruction permit issued by the state of Nevada.


An ID card issued by the Nevada DMV is valid for four years. It expires on your birthday in the fourth year after it was issued. The DMV mails you a renewal notice and application form thirty days prior to expiry. Four yearly renewals can be carried out online or via mail. However, every eight years you will have to renew in person at the nearest DMV office.
Renewing the ID card in person:

  1. Visit the nearest DMV office with the required fees, your identification card and the renewal notice/form that you received in the mail.

Renewing the ID card Online:

  1. Renewals can be carried out online at the DMV website.
  2. You will need to keep your identification card number handy along with the access code that was sent to you in your renewal notice.
  3. The required fees can be paid using electronic checks, debit cards or credit cards. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express cards are accepted.
  4. You will receive you renewal sticker on your registered address within ten working days.
  5. You cannot renew online if you received a postcard asking you to renew in person.

Renewing the ID card via mail:

  1. In case you have changed your address, you will not be able to renew online.
  2. You should mail your renewal notice along with a complete Change of Address form to the following address:
    Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
    555 Wright Way
    Carson City, NV 89711-0725.    
  3. Do not forget to include the applicable fees by check.
  4. If you have any queries you can email the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles at


You may be issued a duplicate identification card if your original ID card has been lost, stolen or destroyed.

  1. Locate the DMV Full Service Office nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Bring proper proof of identification.
  3. Provide proof of Nevada residence.
  4. Pay the duplicate ID card application fees.
  5. Persons who declare themselves homeless are entitled to a one-time fee exemption for a duplicate ID card.


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