Applying for a replacement ID card in Vermont and renewing an expired ID card are transactions that are available to holders of official state ID credentials through the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The methods available to renew ID card documents and obtain a copy of ID card may vary depending on whether or not you hold a REAL ID card, which complies with the requirements of the REAL ID Act.

For instance, if you have not completed the VT DMV ID renewal after January 1st, 2014, you will be able to do so only in person through a nearby DMV office, as you will be required to submit acceptable REAL ID documentation. Learn more about renewing and replacing ID card credentials in Vermont by reading the following sections.

How to Renew Your ID Card in Vermont

The procedure to renew ID cards in Vermont can be completed either in person or by mail. However, the mail-in state ID renewal option is unavailable to applicants who have not yet obtained a REAL ID card.

State residents also generally receive ID card renewal reminders up to 30 days before the expiration date of their credentials. This DMV notice will contain detailed information about the methods available to renew identification cards in VT and the documents required by the department to complete the procedure.

Note: The state DMV does not currently offer the option to renew ID card online.

How to Renew ID Cards in Vermont in Person

State residents can complete the Vermont DMV identification card renewal by visiting a local DMV site and submitting the required items in person. The paperwork required to complete the process of renewing ID card credentials will vary based on several factors.

For example, if you have already upgraded a standard ID card to a REAL ID-compliant credential, you will not have to submit the full set of identification documents, as mandated by the REAL ID Act. However, if you are applying for a REAL ID credential during your VT DMV ID renewal, you will be required to submit:

  • Proofs of identity, state residency, lawful U.S. presence and Social Security Number.
  • Your renewal notice (if required).
  • A filled out Vermont Application for Non-Driver ID (Form VL-017).
  • Payment for the identification card renewal fee.

The documentation required to complete the VT state ID renewal may vary based on whether or not you are renewing a standard or enhanced REAL ID or whether or not you are applying as a U.S. citizen. If your name has changed, you will also be required to submit the corresponding name change proof.

Note: ID cards issued to temporary U.S. residents will be of a limited validity.

How to Renew ID Cards in Vermont by Mail

Renewing ID cards in Vermont by mail is an option that may be available to state residents in certain circumstances. If you have already completed one state ID renewal cycle after 2013, you may be eligible to finalize your next one by mail, as the department started issuing REAL ID credentials after this year.

When completing the mail-in procedure to renew identification cards in VT, applicants will generally be required to submit only the corresponding application form and fee payment, as the department requires the submission of REAL ID identification documents only once.

To learn more about the mail-in DMV ID renewal and the acceptable forms of payment for this method, contact the department.

How to Replace Your ID Card in Vermont

The process of replacing ID cards in Vermont can typically be completed via the same methods that are available for the ID renewal procedure, as the state DMV does not offer the choice to replace ID card online.

Therefore, in order to replace a damaged, stolen or lost ID card in VT, applicants will either be required to submit their application in person or by mail. However, if you complete the mail-in DMV ID replacement and you have not yet obtained a REAL ID credential, the issued replacement ID card will not be REAL ID-compliant.

Note that state residents may also apply for a duplicate ID card in VT for reasons other than the ones outlined above. For instance, if you must obtain a corrected card, or you would like to upgrade your current credential to one that meets the REAL ID standards, you can do so by completing the replacement transaction.

How to Replace ID Cards in Vermont in Person

Prior to initiating the Vermont ID card replacement process through a nearby DMV location, applicants must ensure they collect the necessary identification documents that apply to their specific circumstances. State residents who are upgrading to a REAL ID credential when obtaining a copy of ID card will be required to submit the full set of acceptable REAL ID documentation.

To successfully obtain a VT duplicate ID card, applicants will typically be required to.

  • Fill out the standard application form for an ID card.
  • Present proofs of identity, lawful U.S. presence, state residency and Social Security Number.
  • Pay the fee for the ID card copy.

The supporting documentation necessary to obtain a replacement ID card in VT will vary based on the circumstances of the applicant. Also, the department may require the submission of additional documents, if the submitted paperwork does not adequately prove the applicant’s eligibility for a state-issued ID card.

How to Replace ID Cards in Vermont by Mail

State residents who choose to complete the Vermont DMV ID replacement by mail will receive an identification card copy that does not comply with the REAL ID Act, unless they have applied for one after 2013.

Applicants replacing ID cards by mail will typically be required to do so by including the VL-017 form, the fee payment and any required supporting documentation in their mail-in package.

After the department processes your request for a VT copy of ID card, if will mail you the replacement credential within 10 to 15 days. Learn more about the mail-in option to replace ID card credentials by contacting the state DMV.

Vermont ID Card Renewal and Replacement Fees

One of the final steps during the Vermont DMV ID renewal and replacement transactions is arranging payment for the applicable fees. The cost for a renewed or duplicate ID card will vary based on whether you are applying for a standard REAL ID credential or you are obtaining the enhanced version.

For example, while renewing standard cards is a procedure that can be completed by paying a $24 fee, enhanced ID cards can only be obtained by paying an additional $30 fee. If you are obtaining a replacement ID card in VT, on the other hand, you will be required to pay a lower price of $20.

Note: Recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability (SSD) payments are eligible for reduced-fee ID cards of $10 in Vermont, provided they submit the necessary proof of eligibility.

Last updated on Wednesday, March 4 2020.