IDNYC Municipal ID Card

The IDNYC program offers a photo identification card for residents of New York City who are at least 14 years old. This municipal ID card connects New Yorkers to services, programs, and benefits, regardless of immigration status, homeless status, or gender identity.

Veterans can also request the IDNYC card with a special Veteran Designation that offers exclusive benefits.

You can apply for the card online or in person. Appointments are required. You will need to bring documents to prove your identity and that you live in New York City.

If you require a reasonable accommodation, IDNYC will contact you about your request.

IDNYC Website

You can use the IDNYC website to:

  • submit your first application and schedule your appointment
  • check your application status
  • make a change to card information or replace a lost or stolen card
  • re-apply if you were denied
  • use the document calculator to make sure you have all the documents needed to apply