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Identification Card FAQs

What information do I need for an ID Card?

Please refer to our required documentation page for documentation needed to obtain a Utah state identification card.  There is a $23.00 charge for an ID card.  (An out-of-state ID is not acceptable proof of identification.)


Do I have to have a social security card to apply for a first time Utah ID?

Yes.


Does an identification card ever expire?

Yes; the ID Card expires five years following issuance of the card.


Can anyone get an ID?

Yes; however, If you are under the age of 16, a parent or legal guardian must accompany you to obtain an ID so they can sign the application, and a DPC applicant cannot obtain an ID card.


Do I have to take a test to obtain an ID?

No.


What if I lost my Utah ID card?

For a duplicate ID, you must appear at a driver license office and present two proofs of documentation.  See our required documentation page to see what works as proof.  The fee is $23.00 and will be valid for 5 years.


Can I renew my ID card on the internet?

Yes; in order for the applicant to be eligible for an ID card renewal one time through the mail or internet, the original identification card must have been issued after January 1, 2010, and the individual may not also possess a valid driver license.  Eligible applicants will be sent a letter to notify them of their eligibility and the process to complete in order to renew their valid ID card.


Can I have both an ID card and driver license in my possession at the same time?

No; effective July 2012, you cannot possess both an ID card and driver license.  One or the other must be surrendered.

What if I haven’t received my identification card in the mail?

Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing.  After that time if you have not received your identification card, please contact our Customer Service Section at 801.965.4437 to find out if your identification card has been returned to our Central office, or if it is still processing.