Eligibility Requirements

State identification cards are issued to any Michigan resident. There is no minimum age requirement. However, you can't have a state ID card and a Michigan driver's license at the same time unless your license has been restricted, suspended or revoked. State ID cards are processed at any Secretary of State office.

Residents applying for a state ID card must present documentation of a valid Social Security numberU.S. citizenship or legal presence, identification and Michigan residency. All Social Security information will be verified. If you are ineligible for a Social Security number, you must present a letter of ineligibility from the Social Security Administration when applying for a standard ID card. Enhanced IDs require that you be a U.S. citizen with a valid Social Security number. All documents are subject to department approval. Approvals may require more than one day.

Fees for standard and enhanced ID cards vary. Please review the Standard and Enhanced State ID Card fee chart for complete details.

Under Michigan law, a state ID card is as valid as a driver's license for identification purposes.

Note: Your situation may differ from the examples provided. Please check with the Department of State Information Center at (888) SOS-MICH (767-6424) to make sure you have all the correct paperwork before going to a Secretary of State office.

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