Because the U.S. does not issue national identification cards, many people use DMV issued driver’s licenses as standard forms of I.D. The DMV I.D. card has the same security and identification features as a license but does not extend to driving privileges.
Anyone of any age may apply for an ID card, including children and seniors. To obtain a state I.D. card, most states require the following:
- Fill out an application form
- Provide proof of U.S. citizenship
- Provide proof of state residency
- Provide your Social Security Number
- Have your thumbprint taken
- Have your picture taken
- Pay a small fee
Requirements and regulations vary by state, so consult your state’s DMV for more information.
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