A Utah state ID is available to any state resident of any age. This type of photo ID card is helpful for Utah residents who are too young to drive, and senior citizens who have given up driving. People who decide not to drive can use a non-driver ID to gain access to age-restricted venues, obtain public records and perform other tasks requiring verified ID.

Although an identification card provides the same identification benefits of a driver’s license, it does not provide any driving privileges. The Driver License Division (DLD) of the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) requires legally present applicants to meet the same basic identification requirements as drivers license applicants. Noncitizens may apply for a limited-term ID credential in Utah. To learn more about how to get a UT ID card, review the sections below.

Utah DMV ID Requirements

Utah DMV state ID requirements ensure that all applicants meet the same level of standards. Although any verified UT resident can apply for identity credentials from birth, applicants younger than age 16 must have a signature from a parent or legal guardian on their applications.

ID card requirements in Utah also state that you cannot possess a driver’s license and an ID at the same time. If you decide to start driving, you must surrender your card to the DLD. If you must give up driving due to advancing age or medical reasons, you must surrender your UT driver’s license before applying for an ID. However, in these cases, you can obtain your non-driver ID free-of-charge.

If you have a Driving Privilege Card (DPC), you are not eligible to apply for an ID card. If the name on your current identification documents does not match the name on your birth certificate, you must provide legal verification of your name change. You may present a certified marriage certificate, a divorce decree, an adoption decree or other court documents.

What do you need to get an ID in Utah?

What do you need to get a state ID in Utah? When applying for an identification credential, you must provide documents that verify your identity, state residency and legal presence in the United States. Each of the documents needed for state ID serves to verify that you meet all DLD requirements.

Utah offers a standard state ID card for U.S. citizens, and a limited-term identification card for non-citizens. U.S. citizens applying for a standard ID card must provide documents from three categories. These include the below:

  • One form of identity and legal/lawful status verification:
    • A valid, unexpired U.S. passport or passport card
    • A certified birth certificate
    • A Consular Report of Birth Abroad
    • A Permanent Resident card
    • A Certificate of Citizenship/Naturalization
  • Two forms verifying Utah state residency:
    • A bank statement dated within 60 days
    • A current mortgage or rental contract
    • A major credit card bill dated within 60 days
    • A property tax notice dated within one year
    • A utility bill dated within 60 days
  • One form of Social Security Number (SSN) verification:
    • A Social Security card
    • Another document containing the applicant’s name and full SSN, such as a W-2 or another tax form or a paystub
    • A letter from the Social Security Administration stating your inability to obtain an SSN

Non-United States citizens applying for the limited-term ID card must provide documents from four categories. These include the following:

  • One form of identity verification:
    • An unexpired Employment Authorization Document (EAD) issued by DHS, a Form I-766 or Form I-688B (verified by the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements, or SAVE)
    • An unexpired foreign passport with the applicant’s most recent entry into the U.S., verified through SAVE
  • One proof of legal/lawful presence:
    • An unexpired immigrant or nonimmigrant visa
    • A pending or approved application for asylum in the U.S.
    • Admission into the U.S. as a refugee
    • Approved deferred action status
  • Social Security Number (SSN) verification:
    • A Social Security card
    • Another document containing the applicant’s name and full SSN, such as a W-2 or another tax form or a paystub
    • A letter from the Social Security Administration stating your inability to obtain an SSN
  • Two forms verifying Utah state residency:
    • A bank statement dated within 60 days
    • A current mortgage or rental contract
    • A major credit card bill dated within 60 days
    • A property tax notice dated within one year
    • A utility bill dated within 60 days

All documents required for state ID must be in English. If not, they must be presented with a certified translation performed by a DPS-certified translator. DLD provides a brochure with a complete list of acceptable documents, in English and Spanish.

Note that under state ID card requirements in Utah, faxed or photocopied documents will not be accepted. You must provide originals or copies certified by the issuing agency. The original documents you provide will be scanned and returned to you, although this may not happen all in the same day, if additional verification is necessary.

You must also pay the DMV ID card fee at the time you submit your application. DLD offices accept cash, checks, money orders and all major credit and debit cards.

How to Get an ID in Utah

Applicants wondering where to get state ID in Utah can make an appointment at a driver license office, or walk in during normal business hours. You must bring the applicable documents outlined above, and a form of fee payment. Although you cannot get ID online, you can complete the online application before you go to the DMV to get ID credentials, or complete it in the office.

Your photo will be taken, and you will be given a temporary paper photo ID card to use until your hard copy arrives by mail. Your state ID card should arrive within eight to 10 weeks, and will be valid for five years. If you applied for a limited-term card, it will expire on the date of your legal presence document or five years, whichever is sooner. If there is no expiration date on your legal presence document, your ID will expire in one year.

REAL ID Cards in Utah

The REAL ID card fulfills the stronger security requirements set by the REAL ID Act of 2005. Utah has been issuing REAL ID-compliant cards since January 1, 2010. When you apply for a Utah state ID or driver license, you will automatically receive a card that is fully compliant with REAL ID standards.

Starting on October 1, 2020, you must have a REAL ID document to enter federal facilities or nuclear power plants and to board domestic flights. All Utah ID cards now feature the gold star that indicates you have successfully gone through the process to apply for REAL ID, and have acquired this type of credential.

How to Renew or Replace a Utah ID in Utah

If you need to replace a lost ID card or get an ID renewal, you may schedule an appointment or walk-in at a driver license office. If you received a letter by mail stating that you can get an online DMV replacement ID, follow the instructions on the letter to request your renewal online.

If your information has not changed, you can use the identification information on file. If your name or address has changed, you must provide new documentation to update your account.

DMV ID Costs in Utah

“How much does an ID cost in Utah?” is a commonly asked question. The current DMV ID cost in Utah is $23. Applicants with a disability may obtain an ID for $17. Elderly drivers and those relinquishing a UT driver’s license in exchange for an ID card may do so at no

Utah residents who can provide written verification of homelessness may obtain a state ID free-of-charge. However, these applicants must submit a signed copy of the Verification of Homeless Status waiver.

Last updated on Wednesday, March 6 2019.

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