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Non-Driver Identification Cards

Effective May 1, 2014, the District of Columbia will begin issuing a REAL ID Non-Driver Identification Card and a Limited Purpose Non-Driver Identification Card.

The REAL ID Non-Driver identification card requires a one-time revalidation of source documents when obtaining, renewing or replacing your DC Non-Driver identification card. This validation will enable the DC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to ensure your identity and issue a federally compliant REAL ID Non-Driver identification card. The new requirements will affect what you need to bring to the DC DMV office when obtaining, renewing or replacing your Non-Driver identification card. First time DC applicants and existing DC Non-Driver identification card holders should expect to provide source documents as proof of identity (full legal name and date of birth), social security number, lawful presence in the United States, and current residence in the District of Columbia.

The Limited Purpose Non-Driver identification card also requires a one-time validation of source documents when obtaining, renewing or replacing your DC Limited Purpose Non-Driver identification card. First time DC applicants must be a resident of the District of Columbia for at least 6 months. Applicants must have never been issued a social security number; or previously been issued a social security number but no longer eligible; or not be eligible for a social security number. The Limited Purpose Non-Driver identification card may not be used for official federal purposes. You must schedule an appointment to obtain a Limited Purpose Non-Driver identification card.  If you fail to bring the required documents for your appointment, you will be required to make another appointment.

DMV offers a number of services related to a Non-Driver identification card. When obtaining or renewing a Non-Driver identification card, be prepared to also make the decision to become an organ and tissue donor, register to vote (if eligible) or select the Veteran designation (if eligible). If you are a male between the ages of 18-25, the DC DMV will register you with the Selective Service unless you choose to use the waiver form to opt-out of registering via the DC DMV Non-Driver identification card application process.

All Non-Driver identification cards will be mailed, and DC DMV does not mail to P.O. Boxes.

Non-Driver Identification Cards

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