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Notice: Driver license changes and applications must be processed at an official DMV location or website. This website provides links to official DMV services which may be free of charge as well as third-party application assistance services and products that charge a fee. Application assistance value added services are designed to better prepare you and help save you time for many DMV-related services. They provide personalized information, customer support, additional vehicle related products and where possible, document preparation. The information on this site is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up-to-date.
Obtain An Identification Card In Florida
Do you need to apply for a state ID in Florida? The ID card application doesn't have to be complicated. We've collected helpful information to assist you with everything you need to know about getting an ID card and renewing an ID card. You will also learn how to replace your ID card in Florida or purchase a duplicate Florida ID card. Select from the options below to get started:
Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to assistance in preparing official forms, the value added services and products you will receive include a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs; 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.
2: By mail
Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.
3: Via a DMV office
If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.
Regardless of why you do not own a driver's license, you will still need to apply for an ID card for various reasons, ranging from leisure activities to travel. Getting an ID card in Florida is simple, and you should begin the ID card application process as soon as you are ready.
Obtaining a new ID card
To apply for an ID, first, you should plan a visit to your local driver's license office.
You will need to bring your Social Security card and $25 (contact your local DMV as payment methods may differ: http://www.flhsmv.gov/offices/) along with:
- Certified U.S. birth certificate (or)
- U.S. passport
- Certificate of Naturalization
- Certificate of Citizenship
- U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad
- Resident Alien Card
- Valid foreign passport with valid U.S. immigration document
You may also need additional forms of identification if one of the above documents does not contain a photo. For a list of these documents, click here.
What is a Florida state ID?
A state ID is an acceptable replacement for a drivers license typically used by minors, the elderly or by anyone who does not want a drivers license, but still needs identification in Florida. For more information on how to get an identification card in Florida, click here.
ID card renewal
You will receive a notification postcard in the mail that will also allow you to renew your Florida ID card by mail. Your ID card expires every four years if you are 14 years old or younger. If you are older than 14 years of age, your Florida ID will expire every eight years.
You can renew your ID card in-person at your local DMV office, by phone or online (if eligible) via GoRenew: https://services.flhsmv.gov/VirtualOffice/.
Replacement ID cards
If you have lost your ID card, or it has been stolen or severely damaged, you should look into replacing it immediately. A stolen ID card may even lead to identity theft, so it is crucial you replace your identification card as soon as possible. A replacement ID card in Florida costs $25. The instructions for getting a duplicate ID cards are similar, but be sure to bring everything you will need for your new ID card copy before you head to the DMV by clicking here.
For more information on what your local Florida DMV accepts for payment (cash, check, etc.), please contact your local DMV, as hours and pricing may differ.
For a list of related services, see below:
- Download comprehensive checklists, tips and resources to guide you with DMV related services.- Find the State of Florida DMV location closest to you, or for free forms visit the official government website.
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