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    Florida ID Cards

    In Florida, ID cards are issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). Our page about Identification Cards in Florida contains information on how to apply for a Florida REAL ID card, renewing or replacing a lost ID card, fees and changing your name or address.

    A Florida ID card proves your age, identity, or residence in many everyday activities such as:

    • Making purchases on a credit card.
    • Boarding commercial airplanes.
    • Signing contracts.
    • Banking.

    Florida ID cards can also be very helpful during emergencies – such as automobile accidents or cases of missing persons – and qualify as a federal form of identification with the REAL ID act.

    Florida ID Card Eligibility Requirements

    The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is now offering REAL ID cards to residents who are 5 years old or older.

    There are a few other requirements to apply for a REAL ID card in Florida. You must:

    • Cancel any out-of-state license.
    • NOT already hold a FL driver’s license.

    NOTE: You cannot simultaneously hold a REAL ID driver’s license and a REAL ID identification card.

    Applying for a Florida ID Card

    The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) requires you to apply for your Florida REAL ID card in person.

    To do so, make an appointment online using the DHSMV's OASIS online service before visiting a nearby driver license office and provide:

    • Proof of identity (1 document). Examples are:
      • A valid, unexpired U.S. passport.
      • Original or certified copy of a birth certificate.
      • Certificate of Naturalization issued by the DHS.
        • For non-U.S. citizens, please see “Non-U.S. Citizen FL ID Requirements” below.
    • Social Security card.
      • If you do not have a Social Security number, the DHSMV requires that you bring a letter from the Social Security Administration indicating you were never issued one, plus an acceptable document proving your identity.
    • Proof of FL residency (2 documents). Examples are:
      • Deed, mortgage, or rental/lease agreement.
      • Florida voter registration card.
      • W-2 form or 1099 form.
    • Payment for your FL ID card fee:
      • Original ID card: $25.
      • ID card renewal: $25.
      • Duplicate ID card: $25.
      • Address change: $25.

    The DHSMV’s GatherGoGet page has a list of all acceptable documentation.


    Non-U.S. Citizen FL ID Requirements

    You must provide 1 document (original or certified copy) to establish your identity, in addition to all other documents listed above for U.S. citizens. However, your identity document may be different, as you will not be able to provide a U.S. birth certificate or passport.

    A few examples of acceptable documents for non-U.S. citizens include:

    • A valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card – I-551 for Lawful Permanent Residents.
    • A valid passport for non-immigrants (excluding asylum applicants and refugees).
    • Department of Homeland Security document (showing proof of lawful presence).

    The DHSMV provides a complete list of acceptable primary identification documents, or you can visit the GatherGoGet website to create your own customized list of documents.

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    Florida ID Card Fees

    The cost of an original ID card, renewal, or replacement Florida ID is $25. If your Florida ID card has expired before you renew it, you will have to pay a delinquent fee of $15 on top of the original $25 renewal fee.

    All Florida state-sponsored DHSMV service centers accept these payment options:

    • Cash.
    • Check.
    • MasterCard.
    • Discover Card.
    • American Express.

    Renew Your Florida ID Card

    You may renew your Florida ID card online, by phone, or in person at a local driver license office.

    Online

    You must meet ALL of the following requirements to renew your Florida ID card online:

    • Your current Florida ID card has a digital image.
    • You are not licensed to drive, and only have an ID card.
    • Your last renewal was in person at an office (not online).

    To renew your Florida ID card online, visit the Florida GoRenew website. You’ll need to provide:

    • Your FL ID number.
    • Date of birth.
    • Last 4 digits of your Social Security number.

    The renewal fee is $25.

    NOTE: The one-time "convenience" renewal option is only offered once before you have to renew in person.

    In Person

    If you’re a current Florida identification cardholder but renewed online the last time, you must visit your local driver license office for an in-person FL ID card renewal. You must show proof of your identity, Social Security number, and residential address.

    Renewing your Florida ID card will cost you $25.

    To find out exactly which documents they’ll accept, refer to "How To Apply For a Florida ID Card" above.

    Replace Your Florida ID Card

    You may be eligible to replace your Florida ID card online or in person at any driver license office.

    If you are out of state and your identification card has been lost or stolen, please visit our page on Replacing a Lost License in Florida.

    Online FL ID Replacement

    To replace your ID card online, visit the GoRenew website and provide:

    • Primary identification. This is usually your FL ID number; if you have lost it or do not know what it is, you must replace your ID in person.
    • Date of birth.
    • Last 4 digits of your Social Security number.

    In-Person FL ID Replacement

    The DHSMV driver license office will ask to see proof of your identity, Social Security number, and residential address. You will have to pay a replacement fee of $25.

    Please reference “Applying for a Florida ID Card” for examples of acceptable documents to provide.

    Changing Your FL ID Card Information

    Change of Address in Florida

    The state of Florida requires all identification card cardholders to keep their addresses current within 10 days of moving. You may change the address on your Florida ID card online, by mail, and in person at a driver license office.

    Online

    The DHSMV provides an online service to change your address. You will need to provide:

    • Your FL ID card number.
    • Birth date.
    • Last 4 digits of your Social Security number.

    By Mail

    To change your address by mail, take the following steps.

    • Download and complete the Change of Address form.
    • Mail your form with a $25 check or money order made payable to the “Division of Driver Licenses” to the address on the form.

    In Person

    Before you go to change the address on your Florida ID card at a local FL driver license office, make an appointment online. You may need to show proof of citizenship or legal presence to receive a replacement Florida ID card if you are a non-citizen.

    You will need to show proof of your new FL residency/address, as well as the documents listed above in “Applying for a Florida ID Card.

    Name Change in Florida

    Name changes on your Florida ID card must take place in person at your local driver license office.

    NOTE: Non-citizens must possess an INS document that reflects the name change before visiting the DHSMV.

    Updating the name on your Florida ID card requires 3 steps:

    1. Make an appointment online before your visit.
    2. Show proof of legal name change, and all other identification documents (see “Applying for a Florida ID Card” above). Be prepared to prove your citizenship, or your legal-presence status if you are not a U.S. citizen.
    3. Pay the $25 ID replacement fee.

    Out-of-State or Military ID Cards in FL

    Florida military members, whether residents of FL or not, may use the steps listed above to apply for a Florida ID card.

    If you’re temporarily out of state and your Florida ID card is due to expire, you may renew online if your last renewal was completed in person, or by mail or phone. Please note that your identification card will be sent to the address on file with the DHSMV.

    If you are out of state and your ID card has been lost or stolen, please visit our page on Replacing a Lost License in Florida.

    U.S. Military Veteran: Special Designation

    Veterans living in Florida may add a veteran designation to their Florida state ID cards. A “V” notation will display on the right side of the card.

    To add the “V” to a Florida ID card, veterans can:

    • Visit any Florida driver's license.
    • Present a DD-214, showing an honorable discharge from active duty.
    • Pay a one-time $1 fee, in addition to the $25 replacement or renewal identification card fee.

    To obtain a copy of your DD-214, submit an online request through the National Archives.