About ID=

The goal of the "ID=" project is to help New Yorkers:

  • Learn about the types of government-issued IDs
  • Understand the importance of having an ID
  • Learn how to apply for each type of ID

This program is part of the Young Men's Initiative which aims to improve the quality of life of young black and Latino men in New York City. While developing this initiative, the Mayor's Office discovered that having a government ID will make it easier for all New Yorkers to:

  • Apply for jobs
  • Open up bank accounts
  • Receive government benefits and services

The Mayor also signed Executive Order 150 (in PDF) that encourages City agencies to help their clients access forms of ID.

There are many types of government-issued identification. This website will show you how to get the 3 basic forms of ID:

  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Non-Driver State ID
Why do I need an ID?

How do I get an ID?