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Nevada Identification Cards

The residency and proof of identity requirements for a Nevada identification card are the same as those for a driver license. You must be a resident of Nevada. The minimum age for an ID card is 10 years.

You cannot hold both an Identification Card and a Driver License, even if they are from different states. Nevada has a seasonal resident ID for those who reside in the state only part of the year.

To apply for an original Nevada Identification Card, you must:

Man with ID card

Any existing ID will be hole-punched and returned to you along with an interim paper document. Your new ID card will be mailed to you within 10 business days.

Veteran Designation and Organ Donation

Veterans with an honorable discharge may present their DD-214 form to have a Veteran designation placed on their ID card. Visit to obtain a copy of your DD-214. Anyone may elect to become an Organ Donor.

Fee Exemption

Persons who declare themselves homeless are entitled to a one-time fee exemption for a duplicate Nevada license or ID card. See Duplicate Licenses. If you need to renew your ID Card, see Renewal Options and ID Card Fees.

ID Cards With No Expiration Date

Many Nevada ID cards issued prior to 2001 had no expiration date. These must be renewed on or before the cardholder's birthday in 2011 or early 2012. The cardholder will receive a renewal notice approximately 60 days in advance.

If the card is not renewed, it will expire on the cardholder's closest birthday. Cards that are renewed will contain an expiration date (four years ahead for most cardholders).

Seasonal Resident ID Cards

NAC 481.005 - A "seasonal resident" means any person who is not a "resident" as defined in NRS 483.141 and who:

Seasonal resident identification cards are marked with a designation that the holder is a seasonal resident and is licensed in another state. You must meet the proof of identity requirements for a Nevada ID card. These cards are not issued to tourists from foreign countries.