Non-Driver State ID

Non-Driver State ID A Non-Driver State ID has your photo, name, address and date of birth.

The New York State (NYS) Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issues this ID.

It is similar to a driver license, but you don't need to take a driving test.

You can use your non-driver State ID as "proof of identity."

In fact, this ID will help you do just about anything.

Apply In Person

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