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Identification Cards in North Dakota

SUMMARY: North Dakota Identification Cards

In North Dakota, applications for an ID card must be made in person at a NDDOT office. Contact NDDOT for renewal instructions and for information on replacing a lost, damaged, or stolen ID card. ID cards (originals and renewals) are available if you don’t have a valid driver’s license. The ID cards are free, otherwise you must pay $8.

Read this page to learn how to apply for an identification card from the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT).

Apply for a ND Identification Card

As long as you are a legal resident of North Dakota, you can apply for a state ID card.

Applications must be made in person at a NDDOT office. You will need:

  • To complete an application form (available from at the NDDOT office).
    • You must provide your Social Security number (SSN).
  • Proof of your name, date of birth, and legal U.S. presence (original or certified copy), such as your:
    • U.S. birth certificate.
    • Foreign passport and I-94 print out.
    • U.S. passport.
  • Proof of your ND residency.
  • Proof of your name change (if applicable), such as your:
    • Marriage certificate (government issued).
    • Court order.
  • To have your photo taken.
  • Payment (if applicable):
    • If you don’t have a driver’s license the ID card if free.
    • If you also have a driver’s license in ND the ID card is $8, 

Register as an Organ Donor

If you are 14 years old or older, you can choose to have an organ donor designation printed on your ID card. You will need to choose this option on your application form.

To learn more about organ donations and how you can help save the lives of others, visit our Organ Donation page.

Renew Your Non-Driver ID Card

In order for your North Dakota ID card to remain valid, you must renew it before the expiration date.

Contact NDDOT directly for renewal instructions.

The cost for renewing your ND state ID card will be:

  • If you also have a valid ND driver’s license$8.
  • If you don’t have a valid North Dakota driver’s license it is free.

Replace a North Dakota ID Card

If your ND state ID card is lost, stolen, or damaged, you can apply for a duplicate. You will likely need to apply in person at a NDDOT office.

Contact NDDOT directly for complete instructions. You may need to provide the same documents required for original applications. See above for more information.

You will need to pay the $8 fee to replace your identification card in North Dakota.

Change Your Name or ND Address

If you’ve moved to a new address in North Dakota, or changed your name for any reason (e.g. marriage or divorce), you must notify NDDOT within 10 days.

If you’ve changed your address, you can submit the change:

  • By phone.
  • By mail.
  • By e-mail.
  • In person.

If your name has changed, you will need to submit proof of your new name in person at a NDDOT office and obtain an updated ND identification card.

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