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    ID Cards in Nevada

    If you don’t have a driver’s license, a Nevada identification card (ID) can be used as an alternative form of photo identification. You can use your NV ID card for a number of things, including voting, banking, traveling, and proving your age.

    NV ID Card Eligibility Requirements

    In Nevada, you can apply for an identification card if:

    • You’re 10 years old or older.
    • You’re a resident of Nevada.

    If you are a tourist, you are not eligible for a Nevada ID card. If you are a non-U.S. citizen, you may be eligible depending on your immigration status.

    If you are a resident of another state but live in Nevada for part of the year, you may be eligible for a NV seasonal resident ID. To be eligible for a seasonal resident ID card, you must:

    • Live in Nevada for at least 31 days consecutively every year.
    • Maintain temporary residence in NV.
    • Return to your state of jurisdiction or your usual residence at least once every year.
    • Be registered to vote, or pay income tax in a different state or jurisdiction.
    • Not conduct a trade, profession, occupation or paid employment in NV.

    Apply for a Nevada ID Card

    To apply for a NV ID card, you must visit a NV Department of Motor Vehicles office in person. You cannot apply online or by mail.

    You will need:

    • A physical Nevada resident address.
    • A document proving your identity (e.g. U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, permanent or temporary resident card). A full list of accepted documents can be found online.
    • A document proving your SSN, if you have one (e.g. Social Security card, W-2, U.S. military ID).
    • A completed Driver's License or Identification Card Application (Form DMV-002).
    • Valid payment (see the “NV Identification Card Fees” section below for fees and payment options).
    • Any existing U.S. driver’s licenses, permits or identification cards.
    • To have your photo taken.

    You will receive your new NV ID card in the mail within 10 business days.

    NV Identification Card Fees

    Your NV identification card will expire every 8 years or every on your birthday, from the date of issue. If you are a non-U.S. citizen, your ID will not be valid past your legal length of stay in the U.S.

    Replacement ID cards will have the same expiration date as the card being replaced.

    First-time and replacement NV ID cards:

    • Under 18 years old: $9.25.
    • 18 – 64 years old: $21.25.
    • 65 years old or older: $7.25.

    Renewals:

    • Under 18 years old: $9.25.
    • 18 – 64 years old: $21.25.
    • 65 years old or older: $3.25.

    Name change: $7.25.

    Address change: $3.25.

    Any transactions completed at a DMV kiosk will incur an additional $1 fee.

    If you are homeless or have been recently released from prison, you can receive a free duplicate NV ID card. This is a one-time fee exemption only.

    The NV DMV accepts the following payment methods:

    • Online: E-check, debit card, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit card.
    • DMV kiosk: Cash, check, debit card, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit card.
    • Mail: Check, money order, and a debit/credit card authorization using form VP205.
    • DMV office: Cash, check, money order, debit card, and major credit cards.

    Renew Your Nevada ID Card

    You can renew your NV ID card online, by mail, by fax, at a DMV kiosk, or in person at a NV DMV office.

    Within 30 days of your Nevada ID card expiring, you will receive a renewal notice from the NV DMV. Your notice will state whether you can renew online or by mail, or if you must renew your NV ID card in person.

    If you did not receive a renewal notice, call your local NV DMV or send them an email. If you are temporarily out of state, you can call the NV DMV at (775) 684-4560 or (877) 368-7828 (toll free).

    Note: You must renew your NV ID card in person at least once every 8 years, unless you are an active-duty military member.

    Your new NV identification card will arrive in the mail within 7–10 days.

    Renew Online

    The NV DMV will send you a renewal notice and access code if you are eligible to renew your NV ID card online.

    You cannot renew online if:

    • You need to change your name or address.
    • Your current NV ID card has expired.

    To renew your NV identification card online, visit the MyDMV website. You can choose whether to create a MyDMV account, or just continue to the State of Nevada ID Card Renewal page.

    You will need valid payment for your renewed ID card. See the “NV Identification Card Fees” section above for fees and payment options.

    Your new NV ID card will have the same photo as your last card.

    Renew by Mail or Fax

    If you have received a renewal notice from the NV DMV, but cannot renew your NV ID online, you can renew it by mail or fax instead.

    Complete the Renew By Mail Application form you received with your renewal notice, and follow the instructions to fax or mail it to the NV DMV.

    Renew at a DMV Kiosk

    If you have received a renewal notice and access code from the NV DMV, you can renew your NV ID card at a DMV kiosk. It will cost you an additional $1 fee to renew at a DMV kiosk, on top of the renewal fee. See the “NV Identification Card Fees” section above for fees and payment options.

    You cannot renew at a DMV kiosk if:

    • You need to change your name or address.
    • Your current NV ID card has expired.

    Your new NV ID card will have the same photo as your last card.

    A full list of DMV kiosk locations in Nevada can be found online.

    Renew in Person

    The Nevada DMV suggests you renew your NV ID card in person at a NV DMV office only if you:

    • Aren’t eligible for an online or mail-in renewal.
    • Aren’t renewing your ID card early.
    • Have multiple transactions to complete with the NV DMV.

    Note: You must renew your NV ID card in person at least once every 8 years, unless you are an active-duty military member.

    You will need to bring your existing Nevada identification card and payment for your new card. See the “NV Identification Card Fees” section above for fees and payment options.

    Late NV ID Card Renewals

    You can renew your expired NV ID card without penalty if it has been expired for 30 days or less. You can renew it by mail (if you meet all other eligibility requirements to renew by mail) or in person at a NV DMV office.

    If your NV ID card has been expired for 31 days–1 year, you can renew it by mail (if you meet all other eligibility requirements to renew by mail) or in person at a NV DMV office. You will be charged an additional $10 late fee on top your renewal fee. See the “NV Identification Card Fees” section above for fees and payment options.

    You will need to bring a document proving your identity (e.g. U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, permanent or temporary resident card). A full list of accepted documents can be found online.

    Nevada Out-of-State ID Card Renewals

    If you are a Nevada resident with an upcoming ID card renewal, but you are currently out of state, you can renew your NV ID card by mail as long as you meet all other eligibility requirements to renew by mail.

    If your ID has been expired for 31 days–1 year, you will be charged an additional $10 late fee on top of your renewal fee.

    Replace Your Lost or Stolen NV ID Card

    You can order a replacement ID if your NV ID card is lost, stolen, or damaged. Your new ID will have the same expiration date as the ID card you are replacing.

    You can order a replacement online, at a DMV kiosk, or in person at a NV DMV office. You can only order a replacement by mail only if you are outside of Nevada.

    Your replacement Nevada ID card will be mailed to you within 7–10 days of applying.

    Online Replacement

    You can order a replacement NV ID card online if:

    • You don’t need to change your address.
    • Your current ID card isn’t expiring within the next 60 days.

    To order a replacement NV ID card online, visit the MyDMV website. You can choose whether to create a MyDMV account, or just continue to the Nevada DMV Online Request for Duplicate page.

    You will need your Social Security number and valid payment for your replacement ID card. See the “NV Identification Card Fees” section above for fees and payment options.

    Replacement at a DMV Kiosk

    You can order a replacement NV ID card at a DMV kiosk if:

    • You don’t need to change your address.
    • Your current ID card isn’t expiring within the next 60 days.

    It will cost you an additional $1 fee to renew at a DMV kiosk, on top of the replacement fee. See the “NV Identification Card Fees” section above for fees and payment options.

    A full list of DMV kiosk locations in Nevada can be found online.

    In-Person Replacement

    If you need to change your address or your lost/stolen card is expiring within the next 60 days, you will need to replace your NV ID card in person at a NV DMV office.

    The NV DMV will use your photo on file to verify your identity.

    See the “NV Identification Card Fees” section above for fees and payment options.

    Replacement by Mail

    You may only order a replacement NV ID card by mail if you are a Nevada resident currently out of state.

    You will need to send a completed Application for Nevada Driver’s License By Mail (DMV-204) form and valid payment to the address specified on the form.

    See the “NV Identification Card Fees” section above for fees and payment options.

    If the replacement card you receive in the mail does not have your photo, you must visit a NV DMV within 24 days of returning to NV, and exchange it for a photo ID card.

    Change Your NV ID Card Information

    Change Your Address in NV

    If you change your address in Nevada, you must notify the NV DMV within 30 days. You can change your address on your NV ID card online, by mail or fax, or in person.

    If your current NV ID card doesn’t have an expiration date, you must change your address in person.

    It will cost you $3.25 to change your address on your NV identification card and you will receive your new identification card in the mail within 7–10 days.

    Online

    You can change your address online by visiting the MyDMV website and creating a MyDMV account. You will need your:

    • Nevada ID card number.
    • Nevada ID card issue date.
    • Last 4 digits of your SSN.
    • Date of birth.

    By Fax

    To change your address by fax, send the following to the NV DMV at (775) 684-4992:

    By Mail

    To change your address by mail, complete a Change of Address Notification by Mail (DMV-022) form. Send the form and valid payment to the address specified on the form.

    See the “NV Identification Card Fees” section above for fees and payment options.

    If you are a resident of NV and out-of-state due to military obligations, you, your spouse, and any dependents should also include a copy of your latest Leave and Earnings Statement.

    In Person

    To change your address in person, visit a NV DMV office and bring:

    Change Your Name in NV

    To change your name on your ID card in Nevada, you must first change your name with the Social Security Administration (SSA). To find out how, visit the Social Security Administration website.

    You must change your name with the NV DMV in person at a NV DMV office. You cannot change your name online or by mail.

    You must bring:

    • Your current NV identification card.
    • Original or certified copies of documents authorizing your name change (e.g. marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order).
    • Valid payment. See the “NV Identification Card Fees” section above for fees and payment options.

    Your new NV ID card will cost $7.25 and will be mailed you within 7–10 days.

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