Carrying some form of identification card in Wyoming is highly important even if you cannot drive. If you are involved in a medical emergency, when going through a security checkpoint or talking to authorities, having a state ID card that verifies your identity and lists important information is essential. In some situations, it may even save your life.

Fortunately, Wyoming allows you to get a non-driver’s license ID, which lists all the vital information you would normally include on a driver’s license. The only difference is this ID card makes it clear you are not licensed to drive. Read on to find out how to apply for this ID.

Wyoming DMV ID Requirements

Wyoming’s DMV state ID requirements are simple. To qualify for a state ID, you must be a current Wyoming resident. You must also have a Social Security Number (SSN) and verify your identity.

According to the Wyoming ID card requirements, you must not have a current driver’s license in the state if you are applying for an ID specifically designed for non-drivers. If you currently have a driver’s license, you may be asked to surrender it before applying for this form of identification.

What do you need to get an ID in Wyoming?

If you qualify for an ID, the next step is collecting the documents needed for a state ID application. The documents needed for a state ID are as follows:

  • One document verifying your identity:
    • A valid U.S. passport, Certificate of Citizenship, birth certificate, etc.
  • Two documents verifying you are a resident of Wyoming:
    • A tax form, a utility bill, an insurance statement, etc.
  • One document showing your Social Security Number (SSN)
    • A Social Security card, a W-2 form, etc.

If your name has changed due to marriage, divorce or other factors, you must also bring documents showing that change. You can submit a marriage certificate, divorce decree or any document issued by state or federal authorities showing your name was officially changed.

Finally, you must pay a DMV ID card fee when you apply for the card.

How to Get an ID in Wyoming

Wyoming’s Department of Transportation (WY DOT) does not allow you to get an ID online or by mail. Instead, you must go to the DMV to get an ID. Make sure to get original versions of yours supporting documents, since photocopies are not allowed.

Once you have all the documents and have completed the application, find your nearest DMV office and make an appointment to submit your forms. Make sure you have all the forms before you leave for the appointment and try to arrive a few minutes early.

After you apply for the ID, pay the necessary fee. You may receive a temporary ID card to use until the finalized ID arrives in the mail.

REAL ID Cards in Wyoming

In many states, you have the choice to apply for one of two kinds of non-driver ID cards: a card that meets state and domestic standards or a card that meets federal standards. The second kind of card is also known as a REAL ID card and allows you to enter federal premises and go through areas guarded by federal authorities. Due to changing security measures, within a few years you will need to apply for a REAL ID card to get through TSA security at airports and board any flight, including domestic flights.

Fortunately, Wyoming automatically issues REAL ID cards to everyone who successfully applies for a non-driver ID card as long as they bring the required documents listed above.

How to Renew or Replace a State ID in Wyoming

If your card expires or is somehow lost or damaged, you will need to get a renewed or a replacement ID card. Your card will last eight years and expire on your birthday, unless you are a conditional resident, in which case your card lasts until your visa expires.

To get your card replaced or renewed, download and sign the same application form you would use to apply for a state ID card. After you fill it out, collect the following:

  • One document showing your Social Security Number (SSN)
  • A birth certificate or active U.S. passport
  • Two documents showing your residency in Wyoming

After collecting these documents, set up an appointment with your DMV and submit them. You will need to pay a state ID renewal fee, which will be same price as the first application fee.

DMV ID Costs in Wyoming

Many state residents often wonder, “How much does an ID cost in Wyoming?” Fortunately, the state’s DOT has the same fee when you apply for a card as it does when you renew or replace that card.

In each case, you will pay $10 for the card. You can pay for this amount in cash or in credit. You can also pay an extra $2.50 extra and the DMV will contact you when renewal time comes around, allowing you to start the renewal process early.

Last updated on Wednesday, March 4 2020.