Renew non-driver ID card

The following information also applies to renewing an enhanced non-driver ID card

You can renew 1 year before and up to 2 years after your non-driver ID expires. If it is expired for 2 years or more, you can’t renew - there are no exceptions. 1

You are eligible for a reduced fee or 'No Fee' if you are 62 or older or you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) .See the section ‘Reduced fee or 'No Fee' non driver IDs’ on this page for more information.

 

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

Document Type

Enhanced
(EDL)

Federal
REAL ID

Standard*

Displayed on documentFlag displayed on EnhancedStar displayed on REAL ID documentsNot for Federal Purposes displayed on Standard documents
IdentificationYesYesYes
Boarding a domestic (U.S.) flight, entering a Federal
Building or Military Base (starting October, 2020)
YesYesNo
U.S. Border Crossing from Canada, Mexico and some
Caribbean countries
YesNoNo

*If your non-driver ID was issued before October 30, 2017 and is not Enhanced, you have a Standard. 

Learn more about Enhanced, REAL ID and Standard documents

 

At a DMV office 

If you want to change to an Enhanced or REAL ID, complete this guide to make sure you have the proofs of identification you need before coming. 

find out what documents you need to bring to an office


If you want to renew in an office and keep your current document type, follow these steps:

Step 1: Complete the renewal notice (MV-2) we mailed you.

Step 2: Come to an office.

  • Bring your current Standard, REAL ID, or Enhanced non-driver ID with you.
  • Bring your renewal notice or application. 

We will give you a temporary, non-photo license to use until your new license arrives in the mail (in about 10 days). 


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.

 

 

Online

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


You must to come to a DMV office if

  • have a REAL ID or Enhanced with a photo that is over 16 years old
  • you want to convert to an Enhanced or REAL ID
  • your document displays the words "VALID WITHOUT PHOTO”
  • you want to update your photo
  • you have a non-driver ID card  that has 'TEMPORARY VISITOR' on it and the temporary visitor date expired, and you have proof of an extension from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

When you renew your online, you can download and print a temporary non-driver ID card in PDF format to use until you receive your new document in the mail (in about 10 days).

Be sure your current address matches the address on our records.  To change or verify your address,  sign up for a MyDMV account


Renew online now

 

By mail

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

 

Complete the notice we sent you and return it in the envelope provided.  Be sure to include payment in the form of a check or money order payable to "Commissioner of Motor Vehicles".

If you did not receive a renewal notice, you can use an Application for Standard Permit, Driver License or Non-Driver ID Card (MV-44).

Mail with payment to

NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
207 Genesee Street, Suite 6
Utica, NY  13501-2874

You cannot renew by mail if you have a REAL ID or Enhanced non-driver ID with a photo that is over 16 years old. You must come into an office to take a new picture. 

 

Fee

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

 

 

 

Reduced fee or 'No Fee' non-driver IDs

If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and

  • are under age 62, your fee is $6.50
  • are age 62 or older, you can get a 'No Fee' renewal

If you have an Enhanced non-driver ID, the additional $30.00 still applies. 

To get a reduced fee or 'No Fee' renewal, you must renew by mail or at a DMV office and provide proof of your eligibility.  If you come to an office, you must bring an original copy of proof. If you apply by mail, send us a photocopy of your proof of SSI.   You can't get a reduced or no fee renewal if you renew online. 2

We accept these documents as proof of SSI

  • 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)

If you are age 62 or older and don't  receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), your fee is $6.50

 

You will get your new ID card in 2 weeks

Allow 2 weeks to receive it in the mail. You can check the mailing status of your photo document online. If your document is not delivered two weeks after the date the document was processed, you can contact us.

 

Additional information

If you are turning 21 soon

Wait until you are with 40 days of your 21st birthday to renew. If you renew 41 days or more before your 21st birthday, your ID will have “UNDER 21” on it.  If your renewal is processed less than 40 days before your birthday, we will mail you a non-driver ID card without the words “UNDER 21” on or near the date of your birthday.


Temporary Visitor

As long as the Temporary Visitor status that DMV has on file is not expired you can renew your non-driver ID card online, through the mail or in an office. 

If your Temporary Visitor status has been extended, you must go to a DMV office with your updated paperwork from the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).   We will update our records to show that your Temporary Visitor status has been extended so you can renew your non-driver ID card. Your new non-driver ID card will have your new temporary visitor expiration date.


Overseas (out of the country, abroad)

When overseas you must renew your non-drivers ID card through the mail. Please submit

We also recommend that you send us a pre-addressed priority mail return envelope with your application (this will help ensure that we send your ID to the correct address).

 

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See a list of non-driver ID topics.

  • 1. Renewal anytime within this period will not affect the expiration date of your new non-driver ID card or the fees.  

    If your non-driver ID is expired for 2 years or more, you must apply for an original non-driver ID card. See Get a non-driver ID card (NDID).

  • 2. If you renew online, you will need to pay the regular fees for a non-driver ID card renewal.