Exchange a NYS driver license for a non-driver ID card

You can exchange a New York State driver license or learner permit that is current or that expired within the last 2 years for a New York State non-driver ID card (NDID). 

You must apply by mail or at a DMV office. 

 

Important: New York offers three types of non-driver IDs

Only Enhanced used for U.S. land border crossings. Only Enhanced and REAL ID used to board a domestic flight, federal building, military base. Standard only used for ID purposes. Enhanced show flag. REAL ID show star. Standard say NOT FOR FEDERAL PURPOSES

*If your document was issued before October 30, 2017 and is not Enhanced, you have a Standard document. 

Learn more about Enhanced, REAL ID and Standard documents

 

Exchange at a DMV office if you also want to change to an Enhanced or REAL ID

Bring proof of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if required (see below).

Complete this guide to make sure you have the documents and proofs of identification you need.

find out what documents you need to bring to an office

 

For quicker service, make a reservation online before visiting offices in New York City, Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Onondaga or Albany Counties. See offices where this service is available.

 

By mail

ImportantIf you exchange by mail and do not  already have an Enhanced or REAL ID, your document will have 'NOT FOR FEDERAL PURPOSES' written on it.   


If mailing by USPS, send to

DMV License Production Bureau
P.O. Box 2688 ESP
Albany, NY 12220-0668

If mailing by an express mail service, send to

DMV License Production Bureau 
Room 331, 6 Empire State Plaza 
Albany, NY 12228

Send a photocopy of your proof of SSI, if required (see below) -  DO NOT mail your original document(s). 

 

Fees

Learn more about Standard, REAL ID and Enhanced documents.

Standard Non-Driver ID CardValidFee
Under age 62, your next birthday is within the next 6 months4 years$9.00
Under age 62, your next birthday is more than 6 months away8 years$13.00
Under age 62 and receive SSI10 years$6.50
Age 62 or older10 years$6.50
Age 62 or older and receive SSI10 yearsNo Fee

 

REAL ID Non-Driver ID CardValidFee
Under age 62, your next birthday is within the next 6 months4 years$9.00
Under age 62, your next birthday is more than 6 months away8 years$13.00
Under age 62 and receive SSI 8 years$6.00
Age 62 or older 8 years$6.00
Age 62 or older and receive SSI8 yearsNo Fee

 

Enhanced Non-Driver ID CardValidFee
Under age 62, your next birthday is within the next 6 months4 years$39.00
Under age 62, your next birthday is more than 6 months away8 years$43.00
Under age 62 and receive SSI 8 years$36.00
Age 62 or older 8 years$36.00
Age 62 or older and receive SSI8 years$30.00

 

 

 

Proof of Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

To prove you receive SSI, you must bring one of the documents listed below to the DMV. The document must be the original, not photocopy.

  • Notice of Award notifying you that you are eligible for SSI benefits
  • Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) letter
  • Notice of change in payment (SSA-L8151)
  • Third Party Query (TPQY) letter
  • Report of Confidential Social Security Information (SSA-2258)
  • Benefit Verification letter (you must call the Social Security Administration in advance to obtain this letter: 1-800-772-1213)