Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert

Until further notice, the NYPD will consider cards that expired on or after March 12, 2020 as a valid form of identification.

The following benefit partners will continue to accept cards that expired on or after March 12, 2020, on the same terms as unexpired cards until further notice:

  • Brooklyn, New York, and Queens Public Libraries
  • BigAppleRx pharmacy discount
  • Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union
  • CitiBike
  • Costco
  • Entertainment Benefits Group discounts/ deals
  • Food Bazaar (until December 31, 2020)
  • People's United Bank
  • Zipcar

Many other IDNYC benefit partners will also honor cards that expired after March 12, 2020. Cardholders are encouraged to contact individual benefit partners as hours of operation and acceptance of IDNYC to access benefits may have temporarily changed.

The IDNYC card helps connect New Yorkers to more services, programs, and benefits offered by the City and by private organizations. 

Benefits include:

  • Entry into City buildings
  • Access to City services
  • Serving as your Health + Hospitals (H+H) patient ID card
  • Proof of identity to City agencies, schools, and police
  • Serving as your library card for all public libraries 
  • Proof of identity for taking the High School Equivalency Exam
  • Cultural institution memberships
  • Citywide entertainment discounts
  • Discounts on select health and fitness centers
  • Grocery discounts at participating stores 
  • Pharmacy discounts 
  • Transportation discounts
  • Additional discounts and services for those with a veteran designation

The IDNYC card does NOT allow the card holder to:

  • Drive
  • Buy alcohol or tobacco
  • Apply for public assistance
  • Travel by airplane

The IDNYC card does not confer immigration status or provide work authorization.

It does not provide proof of identity to obtain a driver’s license or a non-driver State ID.

Learn more about IDNYC benefits.