Get a non-driver ID

Visit a DMV office to get your non-driver ID

Get a non-driver ID

Visit a DMV office to get your non-driver ID
Who can get an identification card

Connecticut residents who don’t have a valid driver’s license or whose license is currently under suspension can apply for a state-issued photo identification card, known as a non-driver ID. This is the primary alternative form of photo ID issued by the DMV.

When to surrender a license
If you have a driver’s license but want to have a non-driver ID instead, you’ll need to surrender your current driver’s license.
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  • Step 1: Gather what you’ll need
  • Step 2: Gather additional documents, if needed
  • Step 3: Schedule an in-person DMV appointment.
  • Step 4: Get your non-driver ID in the mail

Step 1: Gather what you’ll need

  • Complete an identification application (Form B-230) prior to your appointment.
  • If you have a Connecticut-issued driver's license or learner's permit, you have the option to exchange it without bringing all your identity documents to DMV.   
  • Puerto Rico-issued birth certificates dated before July 1, 2010, are not acceptable and need to be replaced. Please note: All identification documents for Puerto Rico residents must show full legal name, based on REAL ID requirements.  
 

Step 2: Gather additional documents, if needed

  • If you apply  for a REAL ID-verified non-driver ID, you must bring additional accepted forms of identification. If you already have a verified REAL ID license or permit, you don’t need to re-apply or resubmit additional documentation. 

Step 3: Schedule an in-person DMV appointment.

New-issue ID cards are only processed at DMV offices. They aren’t processed at AAA or Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations. 

Make an appointment

Step 4: Get your non-driver ID in the mail

Your non-driver ID card arrives in the mail within 20 business days. For more information on this, please see Central Issuance.  

You can track the delivery of your new card to see when it will arrive.

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  • Fees for a non-driver ID
  • Fee exemptions for a non-driver ID

Fees for a non-driver ID

The fee for a non-driver ID (valid for 7 years) is $28.

 

View acceptable forms of payment.


Fee exemptions for a non-driver ID

Fees can be waived if either scenario applies to you:


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  • Exchange your Connecticut-issued driver’s license or learner’s permit for a non-driver ID

Exchange your Connecticut-issued driver’s license or learner’s permit for a non-driver ID

To qualify, your driver's license or learner's permit must be unexpired, or not expired for longer than two years. 

Reminder: You need to surrender your current license or permit in exchange for a non-driver ID. Please complete Voluntary Surrender or Downgrade of Operator License/Learner’s Permit (Form P-147).