Renew a non-driver ID

Renew your non-driver ID online and change your address without waiting in line

Renew a non-driver ID

Renew your non-driver ID online and change your address without waiting in line
Save time, renew online

When it’s time to renew your non-driver ID—as early as six months ahead of the expiration date listed on the card—renew online. Reminder: a non-driver ID card is to be used for identification only.

Find out if you are eligible in the sections below, and to see other ways to renew. 

REAL ID is here
Starting May 3, 2023, the U.S. federal government will require anyone boarding an airplane for domestic travel or entering certain federal buildings to have a verified driver's license or state-issued ID card, or be required to show additional proof of identification, such as a U.S. passport. Check your license, you may already have the gold star! See more information about the REAL ID Program. Learn more about REAL ID and air travel on the TSA website.
Estimated time to renew ID online: 7 minutes
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  • Who’s eligible
  • How to renew your non-driver ID online
  • Fees
  • Receipt

Who’s eligible

You may renew your ID on your ID expiration date or as early as 180 days (six months) before your ID expires.

 

You’re unable to renew online if any of the following are true:
  • You did not get a new photo taken the last time you renewed your ID.
  • You are applying for a REAL ID license for the first time. To get a REAL ID, please apply in person.
  • You are not a U.S. citizen. Please make an appointment to renew in person.
  • Your ID has been expired for more than two years. Please follow the process for getting a new ID card.
  • You are living in a homeless shelter and are requesting a no fee renewal (you may renew in person or by mail).
  • You are a blind veteran and wish to do a no-fee renewal (you may renew in person or by mail).
  • You do not have a first name or need to update your name (you may renew in person or by mail).

If you cannot renew online, please renew in person or by mail instead.

How to renew your non-driver ID online

Step 1: Gather what you’ll need

  • Your first and last name exactly as it appears on your current non-driver ID
  • Your date of birth
  • Your street address
  • Your non-driver ID number
  • Your Social Security Number
  • A credit or debit card

Step 2: Renew online

 

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Step 3: Get your ID in the mail

Your ID will arrive through the mail within 20 business days. You can keep your expiring ID if there are no changes other than address.  For more on this, please see Central Issuance.


Track the delivery of your new card to see when it will arrive.

Fees

The fee for your ID renewal is computer-generated as DMV phases in the eight-year license. Your renewal letter will indicate the length on your expiration.

 

Renewal fees

Six-year non-driver ID renewal: $24
Eight-year non-driver ID renewal: $32
Refunds will not be given unless permitted under law

 

No fee renewal
If you are a blind veteran or living in a shelter or transitional housing, you can renew your ID for free in person or by mail. See more information about renewing in-person or by mail.

Receipt

Are you looking to access a receipt for a previously completed online transaction? Receipts can be requested online for transactions processed after May 24, 2021.
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  • Who’s eligible
  • How to renew your non-driver ID in person

Who’s eligible

You may renew your ID on your ID expiration date or as early as 180 days (six months) before your ID expires.

If your non-driver ID card is expired two or more years, follow the procedure for obtaining a new ID card.

How to renew your non-driver ID in person

Step 1: Gather what you’ll need

The renewal application form that you received in the mail (if available).

Step 2: Gather additional documents (if applicable)
  • If you are applying for a REAL ID verified non-driver ID, you must bring additional acceptable forms of identification. If you already have a verified ID, you do not need to re-apply.
  • If you have had a name change since your ID card was issued you must present an original or certified copy of a marriage license, civil union certificate, divorce decree, or a probate court name change document to verify the name change.
  • If you are living in a shelter, you are eligible for a no-fee renewal. Please provide proof of residency from an authorized shelter or transitional housing location in Connecticut to be eligible for a no fee registration. The identification card application (Form B-230) must be signed by an official from the shelter or transitional housing location.
  • If you are a blind veteran, you are eligible for a no-fee renewal. Please provide a Certificate of Blindness from the Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind or a letter from a doctor/optometrist that you meet the definition of blind as defined in Connecticut General Statutes 1-1f(a) and provide a DD214 indicating you have been honorably discharged.
Step 3: Make an appointment

Appointments can be made at a DMV office, select AAA locations, and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union (Milford | North Haven | Norwalk).

 

Note: DMV express offices, such as AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union, may charge a convenience fee up to $8 per DMV transaction.

 

Step 4: Get your ID in the mail

Your ID will arrive through the mail within 20 business days. You can keep your expiring ID if there are no changes other than address. For more on this, please see Central Issuance.

Track the delivery of your new card to see when it will arrive.

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  • Who’s eligible
  • Who’s not eligible
  • How to renew your non-driver ID by mail
  • Fees

Who’s eligible

If any of the below apply to you, you can renew by mail:


Military

If you are active-duty U.S. military or were honorably discharged in the last 60 days, you can renew your non-driver identification card by mail for free.


Medically unable to appear

If you have a major medical condition and cannot go to a DMV branch, you can request a renewal by mail by completing an application for renewal of your non-driver ID by mail (Form B-350) and Form CI-1.


Temporarily out of state or country

You are currently not in Connecticut. You can renew by mail and the non-driver identification card will be mailed to the out of state/country address.


Incarcerated

If you are incarcerated, you can renew your non-driver identification card by mail. You must provide your inmate number. The non-driver identification card will be sent to your facility.

Who’s not eligible

You’re unable to renew by mail if any of the following are true for you:
  • You have already renewed your ID once through the mail or online.
  • Your new ID will only be mailed to the mailing address you provide DMV. If you have mail forwarding you will NOT receive your ID.
  • If you have established residency in another state, you’ll need to get a license in your state of residency and are not able to renew your Connecticut ID.

How to renew your non-driver ID by mail

To renew by mail:
  • Complete an application for a Connecticut Driver’s License/Identification card by mail (Form B-350).
  • Provide a check or money order made payable to “DMV” for the appropriate fee (please see instructions below).  All checks must be drawn on a United States Bank and made payable in United States funds.
  • NOTE: Please send your renewal at least 10 days prior to expiration, especially if mailing from out of country.
  • Mail form and payment to: 
    Department of Motor Vehicles 
    60 State Street 
    Wethersfield, CT 06161 
    Attention: Central Issuance Operations Unit
To renew by email:

Fill out application for a Connecticut Driver’s License/Identification card by mail (Form B-350)
Email completed form(s) to DMV.CIU@ct.gov
You will receive an email with a payment link within three business days

Fees

The fee for your ID renewal is computer-generated as DMV phases in the eight-year license. Your renewal letter will indicate your fee.

 

Renewal Fees:
  • Six-year ID renewal: $24
  • Eight-year ID renewal: $32
No fee renewal:

If you are active-duty military or honorably discharged in the last 60 days, a blind veteran or living in a shelter, you can renew your ID for free in person or by mail.