Apply in Person
You can get your non-driver State ID from the NYS DMV if you have a birth certificate and a Social Security card, and can provide a few other important documents. You have to be a U.S. citizen or a documented resident of the U.S. You also have to be a resident of New York State.
What to bring:
Your original birth certificate
Your Social Security card
These documents are necessary. Make sure you have both before you do anything else.
4 Points of Proof of Name
The NYS DMV needs 4 Points of Proof to verify your identity, in addition to your birth certificate and your Social Security card.
Use the points calculator to see whether you have the right documents. You can bring any combination that equals 4 points.
Go to the points calculator
Download and print the MV-44 application and take it with you. If you don't have a printer, applications are also available at the DMV.
Download the form in English (in PDF)
Bajar la forma en Español (Formato PDF)
Now you are ready to go to the DMV.
How to pay:
The non-driver State ID costs $9 to $10 for a 4 to 5 year ID and $13 to $14 for an 8 to 9 year ID. You can pay with cash, check or credit card.
Where and when to go:
You can go to any of these DMV offices in New York City.
Find a DMV office location in NYC