Sample New York DMV Photo Documents

Visit a DMV office or complete your transaction by mail if you

  • have a license or permit from a different state
  • recently replaced your license, permit or ID and have not received the new one in the mail yet
  • have a temporary (interim) license, permit or non-driver ID
  • cannot locate your Document Number

See location, instructions and reservation information for your DMV

 

DMV ID Number

  • a 9-digit number located on the front near the top of your license, permit or non-driver ID
  • your ID Number identifies you – it does not change when you replace your license, permit or ID

Document Number

  • an 8 or 10-character combination of numbers and letters on your license, permit or non-driver ID
  • your document number identifies your document – each document issued has a unique number (the number changes when you renew or replace your document)
  • use the Document Number from your most recently issued license, ID or permit for MyDMV or to register to vote
  • characters may look similar – an "I" may look like a "1 (one)" or an "O" may look like a "0 (zero)"

 

Over age 21 – Enhanced (EDL),  REAL ID,  Standard (Not For Federal Purposes)

Under age 21 – Standard

 

Driver License, Learner Permit & Non-Driver IDs (Over 21)

Enhanced (EDL)

Enhanced documents are Federal REAL ID compliant. They include an image of the U.S. flag on them.

 

Issued after March 10, 2022

This is an image of the front of the NYS Enhanced Driver License released 3/10/22. The DMV ID number is toward the top, close to the center.

This image is the back of the NYS Enhanced Driver License released 3/10/22. It shows the document number toward the bottom after ‘IDUSA’

 

Issued January 28, 2014 - March 9, 2022

Sample NYS Enhanced ID Driver License - Front

Sample NYS Enhanced ID Driver License - Back

 

REAL ID

DMV began issuing Federal REAL ID documents on October 30, 2017. They include an image of a "Star" on them.

 

Issued after March 10, 2022

This image is the front of the NYS REAL ID Driver License released 3/10/22. The DMV ID number is toward the top, close to the center.

This image is the back of the NYS REAL ID Driver License released 3/10/22. It shows the document number along the right side.

 

Issued October 30, 2017 - March 9, 2022
Sample NYS REAL ID Driver License - Front

Sample NYS REAL ID Driver License – Back

 

Standard 

As of May 3, 2023, a Standard license, learner permit or non-driver ID cannot be used to 

  • board a domestic flight (within the U.S.), or
  • to enter a federal building or military base.

 

Issued after March 10, 2022

This image is the front of the NYS Standard Driver License released 3/10/22. It says ‘NOT FOR FEDERAL PURPOSES’ in the upper right corner and the DMV ID number is close to the center.

This image is the back of the NYS Standard Driver License released 3/10/22. It shows the document number toward the bottom after ‘IDUSA’.

 

Issued October 30, 2017 - March 9, 2022

Sample NYS Standard Driver License – Front

Sample NYS Standard Driver License – Back



Issued before October 30, 2017

Sample NYS Standard Driver License after March 23, 2017 – Back

Sample NYS Standard Driver License after January 28, 2014 – Back
Sample NYS Standard Driver License after July 2013 – Front

 

License, Learner Permit & Non-driver IDs (Under 21)

 

Issued after March 10, 2022

This image is the back of the Under 21 NYS Driver License released 3/10/22. The document number is toward the top, on the left side..

This image is the front of the Under 21 NYS Driver License released 3/10/22. The DMV ID number is toward the top, on the right side.

 

Issued March 23, 2017 - March 9, 2022

Under 21 NYS Learner Permit after March 23, 2017 – Back

Under 21 NYS Learner Permit – Front