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Driver Licensing > Non-Driver Identification

New Hampshire offers a non-driver photo identification card to residents who do not qualify for a driver license. An applicant must be a New Hampshire resident who is at least 12 years of age and who does not currently have a valid driver license.

To qualify for a non-driver identification, an applicant must provide the same identification and residency documents as would be required to obtain a driver license (REAL ID compliantAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbolor non-compliantAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol). Please see the requirements for Non-US Citizens outlining the correct documentation you will need to provide in order to obtain your non-driver identification card.

Apply for a Non-Driver Identification

A US citizen may make an appointment to apply for a non-driver identification card at any DMV office through our Appointments and Services page, and bring the following required documentation:

The fee for a non-driver identification card is $10.00. You will be issued a 60-day, temporary paper identification card and the permanent card will be mailed to you. The permanent non-driver identification card will be valid for 5 years.

Renew a Non-Driver Identification

A non-driver identification card is valid for 5 years; it expires on the 5th birthday after it was issued at which point it can be renewed. Please visit our Appointments and Services page for instructions on how to renew a non-driver identification card.

Age Requirements

Applicants must be at least 12 years old to qualify for a non-driver identification card. New Hampshire residents over 65 years old are allowed to have a driver license and a non-driver identification card. Residents under 65 can only get a non-driver identification card if they do not currently have a valid driver license.Non-US Citizens

Voter Identification Law

Information about the Voter Identification Law of 2012 along with an Explanatory Document on how the Voter Identification law will be implemented can be found at the New Hampshire Secretary of State's web site or by contacting the Secretary of State Elections Division.

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