Identification Cards in Arizona

Arizona Identification Cards

Arizona identification cards are great if you need to prove your age and identity but don't have a driver's license. ID cards in Arizona are handled by the AZ Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) and are helpful for such tasks as proving your identity, voting, and opening a bank account.

Arizona Voluntary Travel ID

The Arizona MVD now issues federally-compliant REAL ID identification cards—called Voluntary Travel IDs—in addition to standard ID cards and driver’s licenses. A Travel ID will allow you to use your AZ ID card for domestic travel and entry into federal and military buildings—after October 2021, a standard driver’s license will not suffice for these activities. Details are outlined below.

Arizona ID Card Eligibility Requirements

You can apply for an Arizona ID card at any age, as long as you are an AZ resident.

You cannot hold both an Arizona ID card and driver's license at the same time. You must surrender any valid driver's license to the Arizona MVD when you apply for an AZ ID card.

Apply for an Arizona ID Card

You must apply for an Arizona identification card in-person at either:

You must bring:

  • A completed Driver License/Identification Card Application(Form 40-5122). The MVD encourages you to start the application online.
  • For a federally approved Voluntary Travel ID you will need to present original or certified copies in English from the full list acceptable documents:
    • 1 document proving your Identity.
    • Your social security number.
    • 2 documents proving Arizona residency.
      • If you can’t provide the required residency documents, you must complete and submit an Arizona Residency Affidavit (Form 40-5143).
  • For a Non-Travel ID you will need to provide original or certified copies:
    • A minimum of 1 document proving your identity from the full list of accepted documents. 1 document must a Primary document.
    • 1 document proving your Social Security number.
    • 2 documents proving Arizona residency.

NOTE: All documents must be original or certified copies and in English.

You will have your picture taken at the MVD office, and your new ID card will be mailed to you.

Arizona Identification Card Fees

The cost for an original, duplicate, or replacement Arizona identification card is:

  • $12, for a Non-Travel ID (not for federal identification).
  • $25 for a Voluntary Travel ID.

This can be waived if you are either:

  • 65 years old or older.
  • Receiving Supplemental Security Income disability payments from the federal government.
  • A homeless veteran.

If you order a duplicate or replacement AZ ID card online and require express delivery, you will pay an additional fee.

Arizona MVD offices accept payments by:

  • Cash.
  • Check or money order made payable to the Motor Vehicle Division.
  • Credit cards (at some office locations only).

Renew Your AZ Identification Card

You will need to update your photo on your AZ identification card every 12 years. The AZ MVD will send a reminder for you to visit an AZ MVD driver's license facility in person.

You will need to have your photo taken and apply for a replacement AZ ID card. See the Replace Your Arizona ID Card section below for more information.

Replace Your Arizona ID Card

If your AZ ID card is lost or stolen, you should report it to your local police department to reduce the risk of identity theft. You can order a duplicate Arizona ID from the AZ MVD online, by phone, or in person. You cannot order a replacement ID card by mail.

Online Replacement

You can apply for a replacement AZ ID card online if you have a current photo on file with the AZ MVD. If you'd like a new photo taken for your Arizona ID card, you will need to apply in person.

To apply for a replacement online, visit the Arizona MVD's ServiceArizona website. You will need to provide your:

  • Full name.
  • Date of birth.
  • AZ ID card number, if you know it.
    • If you don’t know your ID number, be prepared to provide your Social Security number, eye color, and the AZ address on file with the AZ MVD.

If you don't know your Arizona ID card number, you will also need to provide your:

  • Social Security number.
  • Current AZ address on file with the AZ MVD.
  • Eye color.

This information must match what the AZ MVD has on file.

You will also need valid payment for the replacement ID card fee, if applicable. See the Arizona Identification Card Fees section for fees and accepted payment methods.

Your replacement Arizona ID card will be mailed to you.

Express Delivery

You have the option to have your duplicate Arizona ID card sent via express delivery to any address in the U.S. This can be different to the mailing address you have on file with the AZ MVD.

To request express delivery of your AZ ID card, you must select it as an option when you order online. You will need to provide your:

  • Phone number.
  • Email address.
  • One-time express delivery address (must not be a P.O. Box, APO/FPO, or general military delivery box).

If you don't receive your duplicate ID card within the estimated timeframe, check the tracking information provided with your order or contact the MVD.

Replace by Phone

To apply for a duplicate Arizona identification card by phone, call the AZ MVD at the appropriate contact number for your area of residency:

  • Phoenix: (602) 255-0072.
  • Tucson: (602) 255-0072.
  • Anywhere else in AZ: (800) 251-5866.

You will need valid payment for the duplicate card fee, if applicable. See the Arizona Identification Card Fees section for fees and accepted payment methods.

In-Person Replacement

To apply for a duplicate Arizona ID card in person, visit your local AZ MVD office or an authorized third-party vendor (service fees may apply in addition to the standard ID card fees).

You will need the same documents that are required when you apply for an original AZ ID card. See the Apply for an Arizona ID Card section above for more information.

Change Your Name and Address

If you change your name or address, you must notify the Arizona MVD within 10 days.

Change Your Name

Before you change your name with the AZ MVD, you must first change your name with the Social Security Administration. Once their records are updated, you must visit an AZ MVD office or authorized third-party office in person. You cannot change your name online or over the phone.

You will need a document proving your new and previous names, such as a:

Your document must be an original or certified copy (certified by the issuing agency).

Change Your Address

You can change your address:

You will need to provide your:

  • Full name.
  • Date of birth.
  • AZ identification card number.

It is free to change your address on AZ Motor Vehicle Division records. If you'd like a replacement Arizona ID card showing your new address, you will need to request a duplicate. Visit our guide on replacing an Arizona ID or driver's license for more information on duplicate IDs in Arizona.


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