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State ID - Renewing

Renewing Online
Renewing by Mail
Renewing at a Secretary of State Office
Renewing Out of State
Fees

You will receive a renewal notice about 45 days before your standard or enhanced state ID card expires. You may renew your ID up to six months early at any Secretary of State office if you are unable to renew it by mail or on time for any reason.

If your Social Security number has not been verified by the Department of State, you will be asked to provide proof of a valid Social Security number. If you are applying for a standard state ID card and do not have a Social Security number, you must present a letter of ineligibility from the Social Security Administration and proof of legal presence.

Renewing Online
You may renew your standard state ID card online through ExpressSOS if you are a U.S. citizen with a valid Social Security card. Renewing online is convenient and timesaving. Online renewal is not yet available for enhanced state ID cards. For more information, select "Renew State ID Card" from the ExpressSOS home page

Renewing by Mail

  1. Fill out and sign the renewal notice
  2. Update your address in the space provided
  3. Pay by check, money order, Discover, Visa or MasterCard
  4. Mail at least three weeks before your state ID card expires

Renewing at a Secretary of State Office

  1. Visit any Secretary of State office
  2. Present your state ID card or other acceptable identification
  3. Present proof of your Social Security number or a letter of ineligibility from the Social Security Administration.
  4. Pay the renewal fee. All branch offices accept cash, check, money orders, Discover, MasterCard and Visa debit or credit cards at the counter.

Whether you renew online, by mail or at a branch office, your renewed ID card is valid for up to four years and should arrive in the mail within two to three weeks. 

If you are in the U.S. and have temporary legal presence, you will be issued a limited-term state ID card. A limited term ID card is valid for up to four years. If you are eligible to renew it, the ID card expiration date will not extend beyond the end date of your temporary legal presence.  

Name Changes

You may process a name change when renewing your valid state ID card at a branch office.  Present it with proof of the name change, which must be established through an official record, such as a certified marriage license, divorce decree or a legal name change document. A fee will be charged to correct your name and a new photograph will be taken.

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Renewing Out of State

If you are out of state and need to renew your state ID card, mail your renewal form to:

Michigan Department of State
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48980-0001

To renew an expired state ID card when out of state, contact the:

Michigan Department of State
Out-of-state Resident Services Unit
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48918
Phone: (517) 322-1473
Fax: (517) 322-5438

If you are out of state and your standard ID card is up for renewal or expires, you may be eligible to renew it online through ExpressSOS. For more information, select "Renew State ID Card" from the ExpressSOS home page. State ID cards that require a name change or correction to a date of birth must be renewed at a Secretary of State office.

Fees

Refer to the Standard and Enhanced State ID Card Fee Chart for the fees for renewing a state ID card.

Related Documents & Topics
> Renew State ID Card
> Enhanced and Standard State ID Card Fees
> Documents Required for an Enhanced License or ID
> Where to Apply for an Enhanced License or ID




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