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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.

Am I eligible?

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


What will I 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.


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Updated March 31, 2020