A TX ID card is a form of photo identification for Texas residents who do not require a drivers license. There are no age requirements to get identification cards in Texas. However, applicants must have lived in Texas for a minimum of 30 days.
To apply for ID card documents, make an appointment at a DPS office and bring the correct documentation.
Drivers must bring one primary identity document and two secondary identity documents or one secondary and two supporting identity documents when filing an ID card application in Texas.
Primary and Secondary Documents
Fill out the Application for Texas Driver License or Identification Card (DL-14A) form. Pay the necessary fee:
If you are 59 years old or younger, your new Texas ID card will expire after six years on your birthday. ID cards of residents 60 years old or older do not expire.
DMV.com Note: New residents with an unexpired out-of-state identification card are not required to get ID card documents until after their current credentials expire. Residents can also apply for a voter registration card.
Veterans applying for an ID card can receive credentials free of charge if they meet the following qualifications:
For disability, they will have to provide a letter on their disability status from the US Department of Veterans Affairs or official documents that certify honorable discharge, service-related disability and US compensation.
Veterans are also eligible for a "Veterans" designation. Individuals must have been honorably discharged and have served in one of the following:
Veterans must go to a local driver license office and provide a written request for the designation along with one of the following documents proving honorable discharge (original or certified copies):
There are three ways that residents can renew ID card documents after they expire:
If your identification card has been expired for more than two years, you must apply for a new ID card. The Texas Department of Public Safety requires renewing in person every other ID renewal period to keep your photo up to date.
Call the Texas Department of Public Safety at 866-357-3639 if you meet the following eligibility requirements:
You must have a valid credit card to pay for the $6 or $16 renewal fee.
Visit the ID Card Renewal portal if you meet the below qualifications:
When applying for ID card renewal, you must have access to:
Only those who received a notice from the Texas DPS about TX ID card renewal are eligible to renew by mail. Follow the steps on the form enclosed in the ID renewal notice and enclose a check or money order for the $6 or $16 fee.
Visit a local driver license office and provide the same documentation required to apply for a new ID card. You will also have to fill out an Application for Renewal/Replacement/Change of a Texas Driver License or Identification Card (DL-43) form and pay the necessary fee:
Driver license offices accept cash, checks, money orders and credit cards.
For Texas identification cardsthat have been lost, stolen or damaged, residents must get a replacement ID card. Follow these steps:
Drivers must bring one primary identity document and two secondary identity documents or one secondary and two supporting identity documents when applying to replace ID card credentials in Texas.
If your ID card was stolen, the TX DPS requires that you file a police report and bring it to the driver license office when you apply for a replacement.
Out-of-state residents who require replacement ID cards must follow these steps:
Texas Department of Public Safety PO Box 149008 Austin, TX 78714-9008