Identification Cards in Rhode Island

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SUMMARY: Rhode Island Identification Cards

Applications for a Rhode Island ID card must be made in person at a DMV office. In addition to providing various documents, you will need to pay the required fee. Renewals may be completed either online or in person. If you need a replacement identification card, you must visit a RI DMV office.

Continue reading this page to learn how to apply for a non-driver ID card from the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Apply for a RI Identification Card

To apply for an ID card in Rhode Island, visit your local DMV office and:

Renew Your State ID Card

You can renew your Rhode Island ID card:

  • Online.
  • In person.


Your ID card can be renewed online using the RI DMV Online Service. You will need:

  • Your ID card.
  • A credit card to pay the $26.50 renewal fee.
    • If you are 59 years old or older, your renewal will be free.

You can print a receipt to carry with your expired ID until your new Rhode Island ID arrives within 60 days.

In Person

To renew your Rhode Island ID card in person, go to a RI DMV location. You will need:

Replace Your Rhode Island ID Card

To replace a lost, stolen, or damaged RI identification card, visit your local RI DMV office with:

Make sure your name is accurately represented with the Social Security Administration (SSA) before attempting to obtain the duplicate ID. Visit Social Security Online for more information about effecting a name change.

Change Your Name or RI Address

If you've changed your name or address, you must notify the Rhode Island DMV.

NOTE: If you've changed your name, you must obtain a replacement ID card show your new name. If you've moved to a new RI address, it is optional to get a new ID card.

For complete instructions, visit our following pages:

Real ID Act Compliance

Rhode Island's governor has decided to bring the state into compliance with the REAL ID Act. This federal act, passed under the umbrella of the Patriot Act, requires that the original documents presented by an individual obtaining an ID be scanned and authenticated. These documents are then linked to a secured record. BBB Business Review

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