IDNYC is a card for all New Yorkers, from all backgrounds, and from all five boroughs. Your immigration status does not matter. The free, municipal identification card for New York City residents, ages 10 and up, gives all of us the opportunity to show who we are - New Yorkers.
IDNYC helps New Yorkers access a wide variety of services and programs offered by the City and enjoy benefits and discounts offered by businesses and cultural institutions across the five boroughs.
IDNYC secures the piece of mind that comes from having a broadly accepted, official form of identification. It is recognized ID for interacting with the New York City Police Department (NYPD), gaining access to all city buildings that provide services to the public, and proving identity for employment. It can also be used as your public library card.
IDNYC benefits every city resident, including the most vulnerable communities - the homeless, youth, elderly, undocumented immigrants, the formerly incarcerated, and others who may have difficulty obtaining other government-issued photo ID.