How to Apply for 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:

Replacement ID cards cost $11.

You may also need to pay a $2.50 security charge fee.

Accepted Payment Methods

Renew an ID Card

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

You can renew your NE identification card:

The NE DMV will send you a renewal reminder 90 days before your ID card expires.

Renewals may be completed either in person or online.

In Person

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


You can only renew your ID card online if:

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 Lost, Stolen, or Damaged 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.


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.

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.

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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