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West Virginians need proof of identity in order to make certain purchases, enter particular facilities, and take part in some activities. It's probably safe to say that the most popular form of identification is a driver's license; however, not everyone drives. Is there another option?
Yes. A photo identification card.
Aside from the fact that it doesn't license you to operate a motor vehicle, a photo ID card is much like a driver's license in function. The ID card will include your basic information (name, address, height, weight, age, etc.) and your picture. You can also display your choice to become an organ donor on your ID card.
- Complete the Application for a Driver's License or Photo ID Card (Form DMV-DS-23P).
- Take 1 proof of your identity, 2 proofs of WV residency, and 1 proof of your Social Security number.
- You must also provide proof of any name change, such as a certified marriage certificate or divorce decree.
- The DMV provides a full list of accepted documents.
- Your age determines your fee; check the application to find your specific fee.
When you apply for a photo ID card, you can also register to vote.
Child Identification Card
Children between the ages of 2 years old and 14 years old may apply for a youth photo ID card. The process varies only in that a parent or guardian must sign the Application for a Driver's License or Photo ID Card (Form DMV-DS-23P). The parent or guardian must take the child's birth certificate, Social Security card, and 2 proofs of WV residency.
The fee for a child identification card is $5. Youth ID cards are valid for 2 years.
You must renew your ID card in person by submitting your Application for a Driver's License or Photo ID Card (Form DMV-DS-23P) and proof of ID (see above) in person at your local DMV office. Check the application to determine your age-based fee.
If you are out of the state at the time of renewal, you'll need to contact the DMV at (304) 558-3900 for renewal arrangements.
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