by Nicole Schmoll
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State identification cards are issued to state residents who need a state identification number but are unwilling or unable to drive a motor vehicle. For people who drive, their state identification number is more commonly known as their driver’s license number. For people without a driver’s license, a state ID card provides a legitimate form of photo identification. If you have an existing state identification card and have lost it or are registering with your state for an identification card for the first time, there are some documents that you should take to your local DMV office to obtain your state identification number.
Call your DMV office or visit dmvanswers.com to find out what your state requires in order to obtain a state identification card. Call the DMV office if your ID card was lost or stolen to find out what is required to get a new ID number.
Gather your Social Security card, immigration identification card, valid passport, and birth certificate to prove your identity and citizenship. Find out how many documents your state requires to prove residency in order to obtain a state identification number, as some states require up to five documents to prove your identity and residency. Bring those documents, such as your voter registration card, current home, life, or health insurance policy, prior year’s income tax return, or utility bill with your name and address clearly printed on it. your local DMV office.
Bring cash or your checkbook to pay the fee your state requires for the issuance of a state identification card. States can charge between $ 5 and $ 20 for a state identification number. Dress appropriately with your clean hair and your appearance as you would like it to be captured in the photo that will be taken at the DMV and incorporated into your state identification card.
Apply for a state identification card at your DMV office, show the proper documents, pay the fee, and wait to receive your card. Put your new card in your wallet or purse.
- Write your state ID number on a piece of paper and put it in a safe place, like your home safe, in case your ID card is lost or stolen in the future.
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- Social security card
- Birth certificate
- Documents proving residency (most recent utility bill or income tax return with your name and address clearly printed)