Need something else?

If you do not have a driver license, you can apply for a non-driver photo ID card (also known as a New York State ID). Individuals of all ages can apply.

You need to complete form "MV-44" and provide proof of identity and birth date (birth certificate and Social Security Card) to apply.

You must apply for an original non-driver ID in a DMV office. This cannot be done online, by mail, or by phone. If you have a disability and are not able to go in person, email to request an accomodation.

You can also get information on how to renew a photo ID or how to report a lost or stolen photo ID.


Visit the DMV website.

Learn about DMV transactions that can be done online.

Learn how to apply for or renew a non-driver ID card.

Find out what documents you need to apply for or renew non-driver ID.

Get the application for a driver license, learner permit, or non-driver ID card.

Make a reservation.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Division: Department of Motor Vehicles Call Center
  • Phone Number: (800) 698-2931
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
  • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours. Automated assistance is also available in Spanish. Call volume is often high. If you don't get through, call back later.

After May 7, 2025, only Enhanced or REAL ID driver licenses, permits, or non-driver IDs will be accepted to get on a domestic flight, enter certain federal buildings or military bases (unless you have a Passport). If you plan to travel, it is recommended you upgrade before May 7, 2025.

Both Enhanced and REAL IDs: 

  • Are Federal REAL ID compliant
  • Can be used for photo identification purposes
  • Can be used to board a domestic flight (within the U.S.)
  • Can be used to enter a federal building or military base
  • Show your full legal name (first, middle, last)
  • Show your residential address (where you live)
  • Require an office visit to prove your:
    • Identity - if your name has changed bring in marriage certificate(s), divorce decree(s) or court order document(s)
    • NY State residency
    • U.S. citizenship
    • Date of birth
    • Social Security status

An Enhanced license, permit, or non-driver ID:

  • Can be used to cross a U.S. border coming from Canada, Mexico, and some Caribbean countries (it is not acceptable for air travel between these countries)
  • Costs an additional $30 on top of the regular transaction fees
  • Has an American flag displayed on the document

A REAL ID license, permit, or non-driver ID:

  • Does not have additional cost, but all regular transaction fees will apply
  • Has a star displayed on the document

New York State residents can download the MiD App on their smartphone. The app is a secure digital version of your state-issued driver’s license, permit or non-driver ID.

Learn more about the Mobile ID (MiD).

Reservations are recommended when visiting a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) location.


Bronx Registration Center
696 East Fordham Road (between Cambreleng and Crotona Avenues)
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM

Bronx License Center
1350 Commerce Avenue (between Waterbury Avenue and Halsey Street)
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM


Coney Island Office
2875 West 8th Street (between Sheepshead Bay Road and Surf Avenue)
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM

Atlantic Center Office
625 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor (between Fort Greene Place and 6th Avenue)
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM


Harlem Office
5 West 125th Street, 2nd Floor (between Malcolm X Boulevard and 5th Avenue)
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM

Midtown Manhattan Office
366 West 31st Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM

Lower Manhattan Office
11 Greenwich Street (at Battery Place)
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM 

***Please note that the License Express DMV office, located at 145 West 30th Street, is closed until further notice.***


College Point Office
30-56 Whitestone Expressway (between Downing Street and 31st Avenue), Flushing
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM

Springfield Gardens Office
168-35 Rockaway Boulevard (between 148th Avenue and 175th Street), Springfield Gardens
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM

Jamaica Office
168-46 91st Avenue, 2nd Floor (between 168th and 169th Streets), Jamaica
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM

Queens Hall (License Express DMV)
65-21 Main Street, Room 130
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM

Staten Island

Richmond Office
1775 South Avenue, Suite 2 (at Spencer Street)
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM

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