8 MILLION NEW YORKERS, 1 CARD FOR ALL OF US!
New York City residents are now able to sign up for IDNYC – a government-issued identification card that is available to all City residents age 14 and older. Immigration status does not matter. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this initiative in his State of the City address in January 2014 and less than one year later proudly launched the largest municipal identification card program in the nation.
GETTING YOUR IDNYC CARD:
All New York City residents age 14 and older can get an IDNYC card. Applicants must complete an application and submit it at an IDNYC Enrollment Center. Applicants are also required to present proof of identity and residency in New York City. Many types of documents are accepted.
You must submit your application and proof of identity and residency in person at an IDNYC Enrollment Center or an IDNYC Pop-Up Enrollment Center, which travels to neighborhoods across the City. After you apply for the card, it will be sent to you in the mail.
The IDNYC card is free for all New Yorkers who apply during the first year of the program – until December 31, 2015. Cards are valid for five years from the date the application is approved. The application process is accessible to people with limited English proficiency and people with disabilities.