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    Identification Cards in Kansas

    If you don’t have a driver’s license, a Kansas ID card can be used as an alternative form of identification. You can use a KS identification card to vote, prove your age, conduct bank transactions, and prove your identity.

    KS ID Card Eligibility Requirements

    In Kansas, you can apply for an identification card at any age, as long as you are a resident of Kansas.

    If you hold a valid Kansas driver’s license, you must surrender it upon application for a KS ID card. You cannot hold both a Kansas driver’s license and ID card at the same time.

    You must be able to prove your:

    • Identity.
    • Kansas residency and address.
    • Lawful presence in the U.S., if you are a non-U.S. citizen.

    Apply for a Kansas ID Card

    To apply for a Kansas ID card, you must visit a Kansas Department of Revenue (DOR) Division of Vehicles office in person. You cannot apply for a KS ID card online or by mail.

    If you are under 16 years old, your parent or guardian will need to be with you to sign your application.

    U.S. Citizens

    If you are a U.S. citizen, you must bring:

    • Proof of identity (e.g., certified U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, or naturalization certificate).
    • Proof of Kansas residency (e.g., recent utility bill, recent W-2 form, or school tuition invoice).
    • Your Social Security number, or a document proving your lawful presence in the U.S. (e.g., passport with I-94, I-551 Resident Alien card, or photo employment authorization).
    • Valid payment. See the “KS Identification Card Fees” section below for more information.

    Non-U.S. Citizens

    If you are a non-U.S. citizen, you must bring:

    • Proof of lawful presence in the U.S. (e.g., passport with I-94, I-551 Resident Alien card, or photo employment authorization).
    • Proof of identity (e.g., certified marriage certificate, Medicare ID card, or employee ID card).
    • Proof of Kansas residency (e.g., recent utility bill, recent W-2 form, or school tuition invoice).
    • Your Social Security number, or a document proving your lawful presence in the U.S. (e.g., passport with I-94, I-551 Resident Alien card, or photo employment authorization).
    • Valid payment. See the “KS Identification Card Fees” section below for more information.

    All documents must be originals or certified copies. The Kansas DOR will not accept photocopies. Visit the Kansas DOR website for a full list acceptable documents.

    KS Identification Card Fees

    If you are a U.S. citizen, your Kansas ID card will be valid for 6 years. If you are a non-U.S. citizen, your Kansas ID card will be valid for as long as you are legally able to stay in the U.S. If you do not have a definite end date to your stay, your KS ID card will be valid for 1 year at a time.

    To apply for or renew a KS identification card, it will cost you:

    • $14 if you’re under 65 years old.
    • $10 if you’re 65 years old or older.
    • $10 if you’re disabled.

    A replacement KS ID card will cost you $12.

    If you are a registered voter in Kansas and don’t have a valid form of photo identification, you may be eligible for a free KS ID card. See the section below on “Voting With Your Kansas ID” for more information.

    Renew Your Kansas ID Card

    Your Kansas ID card will be valid for 6 years. You will receive a notice at least 30 days before your expiration date letting you know that it’s time to renew your ID card. If you do not renew your KS identification card within 90 days after its expiration date, you will need to apply for a new card using the steps listed above.

    To renew your Kansas ID card, you must visit a Kansas DOR Driver's License Station in person. You cannot renew your Kansas ID card online or by mail.

    You must bring:

    • Your current KS ID card.
    • Proof of Kansas residency (e.g., recent utility bill, recent W-2 form, or school tuition invoice).
    • Your Social Security number, or a document proving your lawful presence in the U.S. (e.g., passport with I-94, I-551 Resident Alien card, or photo employment authorization).
    • Valid payment for the renewal fee.

    All documents must be originals or certified copies. The Kansas DOR will not accept photocopies. Visit the Kansas DOR website for a full list acceptable documents.

    If you do not have your current Kansas ID card, you must replace your ID card instead of renewing it. See the “Replace Your Lost or Stolen KS ID Card” section below for more information.

    Replace Your Lost or Stolen KS ID Card

    To replace your Kansas ID card, you must visit a Kansas DOR Driver's License Station in person. You cannot replace your KS ID card online or by mail.

    You must bring:

    • 2 documents proving your identity (e.g., U.S. birth certificate, passport, or permanent resident card).
    • Proof of Kansas residency (e.g., recent utility bill, recent W-2 form, or school tuition invoice).
    • Your Social Security number, or a document proving your lawful presence in the U.S. (e.g., passport with I-94, I-551 Resident Alien card, or photo employment authorization).
    • Valid payment for the replacement fee.

    Change Your Name or Address

    Change Your Name

    To change your name on your Kansas ID card, you must visit at Kansas DOR Driver's License Station in person.

    You must bring documents proving your name change (e.g., marriage license, court order, or divorce decree).

    Change Your Address

    If you change your address in Kansas, you are required by law to inform the Kansas DOR within 10 days.

    You can change your address on your KS ID card online, by mail, or in person at a Kansas DOR Driver's License Station.

    Online

    To change your address online, visit the Kansas DOR Change of Address on Kansas Driver’s License page. You will need to provide:

    • E-mail address.
    • ID card number.
    • Phone number.
    • Last 4 digits of your Social Security number.
    • Birth date.
    • Full name.
    • New address.

    By Mail

    To change your address by mail, complete the change of address form (Form DC-1) and send it to:

    Driver’s Licensing
    Docking State Office Building
    P.O. Box 2188
    Topeka, KS 66601-2128

    In Person

    To change your address in person at a DOR driver licensing office, download and fill out the change of address form (Form DC-1) and bring it to your nearest office branch.

    Voting With Your Kansas ID

    A Kansas identification card can be used as valid photo identification when voting.

    Register to Vote in Kansas

    Once you have your Kansas ID card, you can register to vote online via the DOR Online Voter Registration Application. For more information, visit our page on Voter Registration in Kansas.

    Qualify for a Free KS ID Card

    If you are already registered to vote in Kansas, but do not have a valid photo ID (e.g., passport, driver’s license, or student ID card), you may be eligible for a free KS ID card.

    You must apply as normal for a KS identification card (see the “Apply for a Kansas ID Card” section above) and also bring: