Identification Cards in New Jersey
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Any New Jersey resident age 17 or older who does not drive may apply for a nondriver photo identification card, which is issued solely for the purpose of providing identification. This card can be used to board an airplane, cash checks, check into a hotel, enter a bar, and anything else where state photo ID is requested.
To apply for a nondriver photo ID card from the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), take the following steps:
Any New Jersey resident age 17 or older who has a disability may apply for a nondriver handicapped ID card. You can call the MVC at (609) 292-6500 or (888) 486-3339 to be sent a nondriver ID application form, or you may pick one up at the MVC Agency.
To apply for a nondriver handicapped ID card:
- Fill in the front side of the nondriver ID application form.
- Have your physician complete the certification portion on the back.
- Visit your local MVC Agency.
- Provide proof of age, identity, and Social Security number according to the state's six-point verification system.
The fee for the nondriver ID card or nondriver handicapped ID card is $24, payable by cash, check, or money order. Other fees include $24 for renewal and $11 for a duplicate or changes.
New Jersey ID cards are issued for a period of four years, with an expiration date of the cardholder's birthday.
New Jersey does not currently offer online or mail-in renewal options for ID cards, so you will need to go in person to your local Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) office to complete the renewal.
The fee is $24.
To replace a lost, stolen, or damaged ID card, visit your local MVC office, and bring positive proof of identity that satisfies New Jersey's 6 Point ID System.
Protect your identity. Make sure to report your lost or stolen ID card to the police.
The fee for a duplicate card is $11.
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