State-issued ID Card
All U.S. states offer both driver’s licenses and non-driver state-issued ID cards. A state-issued ID card is a government-issued form of identification that individuals can use to prove their identity, age, and citizenship.
State-issued ID cards are generally issued by state DMV offices, so the application process and card appearance are similar to a driver’s license. However, applicants do not have to take any driving tests to get one, as they do not permit the holder to operate a motor vehicle.
Any U.S. citizen can apply for a state-issued ID card and number. You will need:
- A completed application form
- Payment for the processing fees (varies by state)
- Proof of U.S. citizenship
- Proof of state residency
- Proof of identity
- A Social Security Number
Additional requirements vary by state, so you can check with your local DMV or ID-issuing office for more details.