A free City ID card

IDNYC | NYC Human Resources Administration

City ID Card Pre-Teen Teen Young Adult Caregiver

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IDNYC is a free government-issued photo ID card for people over 10 years old who live in NYC. It can help you get City services, museum memberships, and more.

  • All New Yorkers 10 and older, regardless of immigration status, can apply for an IDNYC card.
  • Requires proof of identity and where you live.
  • Find an enrollment center near you to apply in person.
  • Applicants 14 and older can submit applications online before going to an enrollment center.
  • You can apply for an IDNYC card even if you are homeless.
  • IDNYC cardholders are now able to pay the fee to replace a lost or stolen card online via the IDNYC Online Portal. Cardholders can start the replacement card application online in the “Replace Your Card” option, pay the $10 fee, and complete the process at any IDNYC enrollment center or pop-up. You may request a hardship waiver for the replacement fee.
  • Cardholders who are 10-13 years old may pay the fee to replace a lost stolen card at an IDNYC Department of Finance Enrollment Center.
  • You can use your IDNYC at entertainment and cultural events that are fun for the whole family.

Who is eligible

Anyone who lives in NYC and is ages 10 or older is eligible to apply for an IDNYC card.


What you need to apply

IDNYC uses a point system to prove your identity and where you live. To apply, you will need to provide:

  • Proof of your identity: at least three (3) points.
  • Proof of where you live: one (1) point.
  • At least one (1) of your documents much have your photo.
  • At least one (1) document with your date of birth.

If you are between the ages 10 and 21 and/or disabled and do not have a enough points or a photo ID you can apply with a caretaker.

Use the IDNYC Document Calculator to see what documents you can use.


How to apply


How to get help

Updated August 28, 2020