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ID Card Requirements

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To obtain a North Dakota non-driver photo identification card, you must visit one of the
ND Drivers License Sites.

What is an ID Card

You may obtain an ID card at any age. If you are at least 14 years of age and wish to be identified as a donor on your identification card, you may do so by signing the donor identification block on the application form.

Identification Requirements

In order to deter fraud and better secure individual identities, proof of current name, legal presence, and date of birth is required when applying for a North Dakota Identification card. Out of state permits, licenses, and ID cards will not be accepted as proof of name, legal presence, and date of birth.

All applications for an identification card must include a social security number. The social security number will be verified with the Social Security Administration. However, the social security number will not be used as the identification card number.

Acceptable forms of identification are:

  1. U.S. Birth Certificate (State certified; Government-Issued[includes U.S. Territories])
  2. Valid unexpired U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card
  3. U.S. Government-Issued Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Certificate or FS240-seal required)
  4. Valid Foreign Passport with I-94 card or I-551 stamp
  5. U.S. Active Duty/Retiree/Reservist Military ID card
  6. U.S. Court Order for adoption containing the legal name and date of birth (Court seal required)
  7. North Dakota state issued permit, license, or ID card
  8. The following unexpired immigration documents:

Only original documents and certified copies will be accepted. No photocopies. A court order or government issued marriage certificate is required for a name change. Several documents may be necessary in the event there has been more than one name change since birth.


Fees For ID Cards, Licenses, Permits, and Driving Tests.
Item Cost
If you possess a ND Driver's License $8
Renewal of an ID card and you possess a ND Driver's License $8
If you do not possess a ND Driver's License no fee
Renewal of ID card and you do not possess a ND Driver's License no fee
Replacement of a lost, stolen or destroyed ID card



Any person who has lived in this state 90 consecutive days shall be deemed a resident of North Dakota for the purpose of non-driver photo identification card issuance. Proof of North Dakota resident address may be required. You must be a resident of North Dakota to obtain a non-driver photo identification card.

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