Obtain An Identification Card In Idaho

Do you need to apply for a state ID in Idaho? The ID card application doesn't have to be complicated. We've collected helpful information to assist you with everything you need to know about getting an ID card and renewing an ID card. You will also learn how to replace your ID card in Idaho or purchase a duplicate Idaho ID card. Select from the options below to get started:

1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to assistance in preparing official forms, the value added services and products you will receive include a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs; 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.




Idaho ID cards are great for those who don't have the need to drive, but would still like to able to prove their identity easily.

To apply for an Idaho ID card, all you have to do is visit your local drivers licensing office and make sure to bring:

  • Proof of residency:
    • Rental agreement
    • Utility bills
    • School enrollment records
    • Mortgage documents
  • Proof of identity:
    • Current out of state driver's license
    • Original naturalization/citizenship document
    • Certified original birth certificate or certified abstract
    • Valid Immigration and Naturalization card from the Department of Homeland Security
    • U.S. Military photo identification card
    • U.S. passport or passport card
    • Valid foreign passport with a valid U.S. visa
    • Idaho concealed weapons permit not expired for one year or more
    • Veteran's Universal Access Card with photo
    • Native American ID card with photo
  • Proof of lawful presence:
    • Certified birth certificate
    • Certification of birth abroad
    • Certificate of Naturalization/Citizenship
    • Permanent Resident card or Resident Alien card
    • Employment Authorization card
    • Valid foreign passport with valid U.S. Visa and I-94 (Arrival/Departure record)

You will also need your Social Security card as an additional proof of identity.

Idaho ID Card Address Change

To complete an Idaho ID card address change just visit your local DMV office and make sure to bring:

  • Old and new address
  • Proof of new address:
    • Rental agreement
    • Utility bills
    • School enrollment records
    • Mortgage documents
  • Current Idaho ID card

Idaho ID Card Name Change

To complete a Idaho ID card name change you will also need to visit your local DMV office, bringing with you your:

  • Current Idaho ID card
  • Proof of name change:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Adoption certificate
    • Divorce decree
    • Court order

Replacing Idaho Obtain An Identification Card In

To replace Idaho ID card if it is lost, stolen or damaged, visit your local DMV office and be prepared to apply for a new one (see Applying For A New ID Card). This will cost between $10 and 20 depending on your age and the length of your Idaho ID card.

Renewing Idaho Obtain An Identification Card In

Idaho ID cards must be renewed at least every four years and at most, every eight, depending on the expiration date you opted for when you applied for the card. Visit your local DMV office with:

  • The renewal notice
  • Current ID card
  • Appropriate fee

This will cost between $10 and $20 depending on your age and the length of your Idaho ID card.

For a list of related services, see below:

Obtain a new driver's license here.
Renew a driver's license here.
Replace a driver's license here.