Your IDNYC card is a broadly accepted, official form of identification. IDNYC is accepted:
Your IDNYC card also offers a wide variety of exciting benefits that make it more than just an ID card. Your card can help you experience everything New York has to offer.
For our cardholder's convenience we have included here information from our benefit providers. For the most accurate and up-to-date information about these benefits or if you have any questions about accessing them, please contact the organizations listed below. IDNYC is not responsible for determining your access to these benefits.
The IDNYC Benefits Guide is a multilingual brochure that provides an overview of the key benefits associated with the IDNYC card in English, Spanish (Español), Chinese (简化字), and Russian (Русский язык). Additional translations of the Benefits Guide can be found below.
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Latest IDNYC Benefits
We're always working to make IDNYC better. Visit the Latest IDNYC Benefits page to find out more about the newest IDNYC card benefits below.
Museums and Cultural Institutions
IDNYC cardholders are now eligible for free one-year memberships at over 35 participating institutions in 2022. Visit the Museums and Cultural Institutions page to find out more about the Museums and Cultural Institutions.
Banks and Credit Unions
With your IDNYC Card, you can open a bank or credit union account at one of several financial institutions across New York City. Visit the Banks and Credit Unions page to find out more about the Banks and Credit Unions below.
With the IDNYC card you will have access to exclusive discounts, including at Costco. IDNYC cardholders who sign up as new* Costco members through this offer will receive up to a $20 Costco Shop Card. To get these great discounts, simply visit our Costco Benefit page, use the unique ID number on the front of your card, and enter your first and last name. Your information will be verified and you will be sent to the Costco website to complete your registration.
*This only applies to new and lapsed memberships.
With your IDNYC card, you will have access to exclusive entertainment discounts in New York City and nationwide. Visit the Entertainment Discounts page to find out more about the Entertainment Discounts below.
Your IDNYC is the only ID card you need for affordable housing through NYC Housing Connect. With IDNYC, you don't need a driver’s license, social security card or birth certificate to be eligible for housing on Housing Connect. Visit the Housing page to learn more.
With your IDNYC card you can access benefits to help you stay healthy! Visit the Health page to find out more about the IDNYC card health benefits listed below.
With your IDNYC card, you can stay fit in every borough. Visit the Fitness page to learn more about the benefits listed below.
With your IDNYC card, you can get discounts on the hottest sporting events with discounts. Visit the Sporting Events page to learn more about the benefits listed below.
With your IDNYC card, you can travel across all five boroughs! Visit the Transportation page to learn more about the benefits listed below.
With your IDNYC card, you and your kids can learn just about anything with discounted classes. Visit the Education page to learn more about the benefits listed below.
Teens & Young Adults
Use your IDNYC card to enjoy your city! Visit the Teens & Young Adults page to learn more about the benefits listed below.
You can use your IDNYC card at any public library in New York City. Visit the Libraries page to learn more about each library below.
The IDNYC U.S. Veteran Designation
If you are a U.S. Veteran you can have "Veteran" printed on the front of your IDNYC card. Visit the IDNYC U.S. Veteran Designation page to learn more about the organizations below that accept the designation as proof of veteran status.
With the IDNYC card you will have access to exclusive discounts, including at Costco. IDNYC members who sign up as new* Costco members through this offer will receive coupons valued at over $60, including free items. To get these great discounts, simply visit our Costco Benefit page, use the unique ID number on the front of your card, and enter your first and last name. Your information will be verified and you will be sent to the Costco website to complete your registration.
*This only applies to new and lapsed memberships.
Gifts and Sundries
Once Upon A Trinket, a boutique located in Roscoe, NY sells vintage inspired, handmade and trendy jewelry as well as one-of-a-kind accessories and gifts. At Once Upon A Trinket, we believe that jewelry is history, telling its stories through the design and materials used. Once Upon A Trinket offers IDNYC cardholders a 20% discount on the purchase of one item. To take advantage of the discount, IDNYC cardholders must present their IDNYC card at the time of purchase.
Shop at Home
Supporting you through this challenging time is our top priority – that’s why we’ve recently expanded our offers, so you can save money on must-have products and services that we know are important to you and your family right now. Browse our Shop at Home deals and limited-time offers on the things you need most including:
To minimize consequences for people who are unable to renew their cards during the pandemic and to ensure that New Yorkers continue to enjoy the peace of mind of having a government-issued ID, until further notice the NYPD will consider cards that expired on or after March 12, 2020, as a valid form of identification.
Many IDNYC benefit partners will also honor cards that expired after March 12, 2020. Cardholders are encouraged to contact individual benefit partners as hours of operation and acceptance of IDNYC to access benefits may have temporarily changed.
However, the following benefit partners and financial institutions have told IDNYC that, until further notice, they will continue to accept cards that expired on or after March 12, 2020, on the same terms as unexpired cards: