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

  • 9-digit number at the top of your license, permit or non-driver ID (also called Client ID Number).
  • Your ID Number identifies you.
  • does not change when you renew or replace your license, non-driver ID or permit

Document Number

  • is a 8 or 10-digit combination of numbers and letters on your license, permit or non-driver ID.
  •  identifies your document
  • changes when you renew or replace your document
  •  is on the front lower right corner, if your card was issued before January 28, 2014 
  • is on the back, if your card was issued after January 28, 2014   
  • needs to be from your most recently issued license, non-driver ID or permit to access MyDMV or register to vote

 

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. Enhanced Driver License - front and back