Transactions for documents mailed and dropped off are being completed as quickly as possible, in the order in which they are received. The average turnaround time is approximately four weeks. The DMV appreciates the public’s patience as it navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Obtaining a Non-Driver Photo ID


The applicant must be a Connecticut resident. To obtain an ID card, qualified persons must make an appointment at a DMV office

Make an Appointment at DMV 

Please note the following:

  • New-issue ID cards will not be processed at AAA offices, Milford and North Haven Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union or West Haven City Hall.  

What to bring:

The non-driver photo ID fee is waived for:

NOTE: If an applicant obtains a Connecticut Driver's License, the identification card must be surrendered when a driver's license is issued.

NEW PROCESS: You will not receive a permanent driver license or ID card while at a DMV office.  It will arrive through the mail.  For more on this, please see Central Issuance. After visiting an office, you can track the delivery of your new card.