Getting your ID Card

Getting a new identification card can be a hassle, but before you head out to your local DMV, make sure you are well-prepared! Our staff has researched the process for getting an ID card for every state, so all the information you need is right here at your fingertips. Click "Continue" below to get started.

Texas ID Cards

If you do not drive but want or need a form of Texas identification, you can obtain an ID card by visiting your local driver license office, pay a fee of either $16 (cash, check, money order or credit card), and provide the following documents:

(Note: you will need to provide one primary document, two secondary documents or one secondary document and two documents supporting identity documents.)

Documents that Prove Primary Identity

  • Texas driver license or ID card (no more than two years expired) along with driving record proving U.S. citizenship
  • Valid U.S passport
  • U.S. Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization
  • Immigration documents that show proof of identity (i.e. permanent resident card, employment authorization card, U.S. travel document or valid U.S. military ID)

Secondary Identity Documents

  • Original or certified birth certificate
  • Consular report of birth abroad
  • Original or certified court order showing name and/or gender change

Supporting Identity Documents

  • Social Security card
  • W-2 or 1099 form
  • Voter Registration card
  • Immunization records
  • Current vehicle registration or title

Documents that prove U.S. citizenship or lawful presence

  • U.S. Citizens
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. birth certificate
  • Consular Report of Birth
  • U.S. Nationals, Lawful Permanent Residents, Refugees and Asylees
  • Permanent Resident card
  • Foreign passport
  • I-327 (permit to reenter the U.S.)
  • (I-571) Refugee travel documentation
  • Temporary Visitors
  • Any document that shows lawful temporary admission to the U.S. (as issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, State, Homeland Security, or U.S. Citizenship

Proof of Residency

  • Valid mortgage statement or agreement
  • Valid voter registration card
  • Vehicle registration or title
  • Utility bill
  • Medical or health care card

(Note: If you have changed your name, please provide proof of this. A marriage license, divorce decre, or court-ordered name change will suffice.)

You will need to renew your ID card every six years on your birthday. You can do so in-person at your local driver license office, online, by phone or by mail. If you are 60 years of age or older, your ID card will not expire. There is no age limit in the state of Texas to acquire an ID card.