How to Apply for an ID Card in Nebraska


SUMMARY: Nebraska Identification Cards

You must apply for a state ID card in person at a NE DMV officeRenewals may be completed in person or online (if eligible). You can replace your NE ID card either in personby mail, or online. The fee for your non-driver ID card will depend how long your card is valid for.

Continue reading to learn how to apply for an ID card from the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

How to Get an ID Card in Nebraska

You can apply for a Nebraska ID card as long as you are a legal resident of the state.

NOTE: You cannot have both a NE driver’s license and an ID card at the same time. If you have a driver’s license, you must surrender it upon application of an ID card, and vice versa.

You must apply in person at a NE DMV office with:

A complete list of required documents can be found on the NE DMV website.

Fees for a NE Identification Card

The cost of a Nebraska ID card depends on the length of validity:

    • Up to 1 year: $9.50.
    • 1 to 2 years: $14.50.
    • 2 to 3 years: $18.
    • 3 to 4 years: $19.
  • Over 4 years (if you’re younger than 21 years old): $24.
  • 5 years: $24.

Replacement ID cards cost $15.50.

You may also need to pay a $4.50 security charge fee.

Accepted Payment Methods

  • In person or by mail: Contact the NE DMV.
  • Online:
    • Checking account.
    • MasterCard, VISA, or Discover credit card.

Renew a Nebraska ID Card

Your ID card will be valid for 5 years at a time unless:

  • You will be turning 21 years old in less than 5 years time.
  • You are in the U.S. on a visa.
    • Your ID card will only be valid for the length of your legal stay (up to 5 years).

You can renew your NE identification card:

  • 90 days before it expires (if you’re 21 years old or older).
  • 10 days before it expires (if you’re younger than 21 years old).
  • Before you leave Nebraska, if you will be out of state when your card expires.
    • You will need to show proof you will be out of the state.

The NE DMV will send you a renewal reminder 30 days before your ID card expires.

Renewals may be completed either in person or online.

Renew ID in Person

To renew your NE state ID card in person, visit your local NE DMV office and:

Renew ID Online

You can only renew your ID card online if:

  • You’re 21 years old or older.
  • You haven’t changed your name or address since your last card was issued.
  • Your physical appearance hasn’t dramatically changed.
  • It has been more than 10 years since you last renewed online.

You’ll need to visit the NE DMV website and pay the renewal fees.

You should receive your new non-driver ID card within 20 days.

Replace a Nebraska ID Card

You can replace your NE state ID card either online (if eligible), by mail (if you are out of state), or in person.

Replace ID Online

You can order a replacement ID card online as long as you haven’t ordered more than 2 replacements online in the last 5 years.

Visit the NE DMV online services website and pay the replacement ID card fee.

Replace ID by Mail

If you’re outside of Nebraska, you can replace your state ID card by mail. You’ll need:

Contact the Nebraska DMV to learn how to submit your application and what payment methods are accepted.

Replace ID in Person

To replace your NE identification card in person, visit your local DMV office and:

You will be sent your replacement ID card within 14 business days.

Change Your Name or NE Address

If you have changed your name or address, you must notify the Nebraska DMV within 60 days and obtain an updated state ID card.

You will need to provide the NE DMV with supporting documents to prove the change in information and pay the replacement fee.

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