Nevada Identification Cards

License Surrender

If you are surrendering your Nevada driver's license for an ID card, you must do so in person at a DMV office.

No documentation is required unless you wish to upgrade to a Real ID at the same time.

Woman holding ID card

General Information

The residency and proof of identity requirements for a Nevada identification card are the same as those for a driver license. You must be a resident of Nevada. The minimum age for an ID card is 10 years.

You cannot hold both an Identification Card and a Driver License, even if they are from different states. Nevada has a seasonal resident ID for those who reside in the state only part of the year.

Drivers who wish to surrender their license for an ID card must do in person at a DMV office. Review the Proof of Identity requirements to determine whether you should upgrade to a Real ID.

Proof of Identity and Nevada Residential Address

All documents must be valid originals or certified copies that were issued in the United States (except foreign passports). The DMV does not accept photocopies.

You may choose a either Real ID compliant card or a standard ID card. Please review the following lists and choose the card that is right for you.

Real ID identification card

An ID card issued in compliance with the Real ID Act of 2005 is marked by a gold Nevada outline with a star cutout. It is a valid ID for boarding aircraft, entering federal facilities where ID is required or entering nuclear power plants.

See the Real ID Act in Nevada for more. Visit GetRealNevada.com for an interactive checklist or GetRealNevada.com en Español.

Proof of Identity

Proof of Name Change(s)

Proof of Social Security Number

Proof of Nevada Residential Address

Standard Nevada ID Card

Standard Nevada ID card

A standard Nevada ID card does not meet Real ID requirements. It is marked "NOT FOR REAL ID PURPOSES."

As of May 3, 2023, these cards will not be accepted as identification for boarding aircraft. They are not currently accepted for entering federal facilities where ID is required or entering nuclear power plants.

Proof of Identity

Proof of Name Change(s)

Proof of Social Security Number

Proof of Nevada Residential Address

How To Apply

To apply for an original Nevada Identification Card, you must:

  • Provide acceptable proof of your identity and Nevada residential address.
  • Apply in person at a DMV office. If you make an appointment, choose the "Drivers License - New" option.
  • Complete an Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card (DMV 002):
    English  |  Spanish  |  Tagalog.
  • Pay the required fee. (Under 18 - $9.25, 18-64 - $21.25, 65 or older - $11.25)
  • Present any existing U.S. driver license, permit or ID card.
  • Have your picture taken.

Any existing ID will be hole-punched and returned to you along with an interim paper document. Your new ID card will be mailed to you within 10 business days.

  • Veteran Designation and Organ Donation

    Veteran Designation and Organ Donation

    Veterans with an honorable discharge may present evidence of honorable discharge to have a Veteran designation placed on their ID card. Visit archives.gov to obtain a copy of your DD-214 or other evidence of discharge.

    Anyone may elect to become an Organ Donor.

  • Fee Exemptions

    Fee Exemptions

    Under Age 25
    Persons who are under 25 years of age and declare themselves homeless are entitled to a one-time fee exemption for an original, renewal or duplicate Nevada ID card.  You are not required to reimburse the Department any waived fees. You must apply in person at a DMV office, complete the Declaration below and meet all other requirements.

    Declaration of Homeless Status (DMV 128)

    25 and Older
    Persons age 25 and older who declare themselves homeless are entitled to a one-time fee exemption for a duplicate Nevada license or ID card. See Duplicate Licenses. If you need to renew your ID Card, see Renewal Options and ID Card Fees.

  • Seasonal Resident ID Cards

    Seasonal Resident ID Cards

    NAC 481.005 - A "seasonal resident" means any person who is not a "resident" as defined in NRS 483.141 and who:

    • Temporarily resides in this State for a period of at least 31 consecutive days in each calendar year;
    • Maintains a temporary residence in this State;
    • Returns to the state or jurisdiction of his residence at least one time during each calendar year;
    • Is registered to vote or pays income tax in another state or jurisdiction; and
    • Does not engage in a trade, profession, occupation or gainful employment in this State.

    Seasonal resident identification cards are marked with a designation that the holder is a seasonal resident and is licensed in another state. You must meet the proof of identity requirements for a Nevada ID card. These cards are not issued to tourists from foreign countries.

  • ID Cards With No Expiration Date

    ID Cards with No Expiration Date

    Many Nevada ID cards issued prior to 2001 had no expiration date. These are no longer valid. You must apply for an original.