Complete the Application: Applications are available in more than 25 languages. In order to apply for your IDNYC card, you must have an IDNYC application. Applications are available at the IDNYC Enrollment Centers or you can print one out online. You cannot sign the application electronically. You must sign the application in handwriting.
How to Obtain a NYC ID:
Gather your documents: The IDNYC program uses a point system to determine if applicants are able to prove identity and residency in New York City. You will need three (3) points worth of documents to prove your identity and a one (1) point document to prove your residency. All applicants applying independently must provide photo identification and a document with your date of birth listed. To determine what documents you can submit, use the IDNYC Document Calculator. There is no fee to apply for a NYC ID Card.
Apply in person: You must apply for your card at an enrollment center with an appointment. HRA will not accept any applications by mail and due to reduced capacities, online applications are no longer accepted. See the full list of enrollment centers.
Receive your ID: At the enrollment center, you will be asked to submit your application and documents proving identity and residency. Your photo will be taken and will be included on the card. All of your original documents will be returned to you immediately. Your IDNYC card will be mailed to your home in 10-14 business days.
How to Obtain a NYS Non-Driver ID:
Determine what type of ID you want: Learn more about Standard, REAL ID and Enhanced documents. There is an associated fee or you can apply for a reduced fee or ‘No Fee’ non-driver ID if you Receive Public Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Social Security Benefits or Medical Assistance.
Gather your documents: You can find a complete list of the documents that the DMV accepts at How to Apply for a New York License Permit/Driver License/Non-Driver ID Card (PDF). If you are under age 21, a parent or guardian can verify your identity by completing a Statement of Identity by Parent/Guardian (PDF) Your parent or guardian must sign it at the DMV, and they must present 6 points of proof of their identity. You must still provide proof of your date of birth and your Social Security Card or proof that you are not eligible for a card.
Apply in person: You must apply for your Non-Driver ID in person at your local DMV. We will give you a temporary non-photo document at the DMV office. Your temporary document is valid for 60 days. Find a DMV near you by visiting https://dmv.ny.gov/offices/county-offices and making a reservation.
Receive your ID: You can check the mailing status online of your ID after you apply. Due to a greater than normal volume of renewals, there may be a delay in receipt of your permanent document.