Sample New York State DMV Photo Documents

 You must visit your local DMV or complete your transaction by mail if you

  • have a license or permit from a different state
  • recently replaced your license, permit or non-driver ID and haven't received the new one in the mail yet
  • have a temporary (interim) license, permit or non-driver ID
  • cannot locate your document number 


ID Number:  
The 9-digit number at the top of your license, permit or non-driver ID (also referred to as client ID number). 

Document Number:  The 8 or 10-digit combination of numbers and letters on your license, permit or non-driver ID. If your card was issued before January 28, 2014 the document number is on the front lower right corner. If your card was issued after January 28, 2014, the number is located on the back. 

 

Over age 21        Under age 21        Enhanced (EDL) - any age

 

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

Image - front of current NYS Driver License. ID number at top of document, document number at the bottom of document before 1/28/2014.

 

Image of back of current NYS Driver License.  After 1/28/2014 the document number is on the back of the document.

Back of the current NYS Driver License for individuals over age 21.  After 3/23/2017 the document number will have the heading Doc# and be printed in a larger font. 

  

 Image of front of old NYS Driver License.  ID number is at the top, document number is at the bottom right.


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

Image of front of current NYS Under 21 Learner Permit.  ID number is in the upper right section, before 1/28/2014 the Document number is in the lower right section.

Back of the current NYS Driver License for individuals under age 21.  After 3/23/2017 the document number will have the heading Doc# and be printed in a larger font.

 

 

Enhanced Driver License, Learner Permit & Non-Driver ID (EDL) 

On enhanced documents issued after 1/28/2014, the document number begins after 'IDUSA' and is on the back of the document. Image of front of current NYS Enhanced Learner Permit.  ID number is at the top of the document, before 1/28/2014, the Document number is in the lower right corner.

 

Image of back of current NYS Enhanced Driver License. On enhanced documents issued after 1/28/2014, the document number begins after 'IDUSA' and is on the back of the document.