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    Who is Eligible?

    Motorists are not the only ones who need identification for airline trips, applying for jobs and housing, and to generally prove their identity, age, and residence. If you live in Oregon but don't drive, you can get a state-issued ID card instead of a driver's license.

    The Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division (DMV) issues ID cards to Oregon residents, provided they do not already have a valid Oregon ID card, current valid driver's license, or instruction permit from any state, including Oregon. There is no age restriction for obtaining an ID card in Oregon.

    The identification required to obtain an ID card in Oregon, to be presented in person at the DMV, consists of:

    • Proof of full legal name.
    • Proof of legal presence in the U.S.
    • Proof of identity and date of birth.
    • Proof of residence.

    The DMV provides a full list of accepted identification to meet these requirements.

    How to Apply for an Oregon ID

    To obtain a non-driver identification card in Oregon, residents of the state must apply in person at a DMV office and do the following:

    Renewing Your ID Card

    Oregon ID cards are valid for 8 years from the time they are issued. To renew, you must visit any DMV office in person and:

    • Fill out the Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card (Form 735-173).
    • Provide either your Social Security number or a signed statement that certifies your ineligibility for an SSN.
    • Provide proper identification (as described above under "Who is Eligible") and your date of birth.
    • Provide proof of address IF your address has changed.
    • Pay a $40.50 renewal fee.

    The Oregon DMV does not accept credit or debit cards, but it does accept checks with proper identification. Cash machines are also available at some DMV office locations.

    NOTE: If your license has been expired more than 1 year, you are not eligible to renew and must apply again and pay the fee for an original ID ($44.50).

    Replacing Your Oregon ID Card

    You must visit any DMV office in person to replace a lost, destroyed, or stolen ID card. Be sure to bring:

    • Either your Social Security number or a signed statement certifying your ineligibility.
    • Proper identification (as described above under "Who is Eligible") and proof of your date of birth.
    • Proof of residence.
    • If applicable, proof of a name change, such as a marriage certificate or divorce papers.
    • Check or cash to pay the $39.50 replacement fee.

    If your ID is going to expire within the next 14 months, you may be able to renew it instead of replacing it.

    Change Your Name & Address on Your ID Card

    If you have moved, you can update the address on your Oregon ID card using the online address change system on the Oregon DMV website.

    If you want your ID card to reflect your address change, you'll need to request a duplicate. Please see "Replacing an ID Card" above.

    If you have changed your name, you must go in person to the Oregon DMV with official documents proving your name change and pay the applicable fees. If there was a misspelling that is the Oregon DMV’s fault, you must go through the application process, but you will not be charged for a new identification card.

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