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If you are age 65 or older, you are eligible for a no-fee ID.

You will need to visit an office.

Unless you are surrendering your Michigan driver's license, you will need to provide the following:

  • Proof of legal presence
  • Proof of Social Security number
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of Michigan residency (two documents)
  • Proof of legal name change (if applicable)

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Accepted documents

If you are a veteran, you are eligible for a no-fee ID.

You will need to visit an office.

Unless you are surrendering your Michigan driver’ license, you will need to provide the following:

  • Proof of legal presence
  • Proof of Social Security number
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of Michigan residency (two documents)
  • Proof of legal name change (if applicable)

Accepted documents


Unless you are surrendering your Michigan driver’s license and it already has the veteran designation on it, you will also need to provide one of the following:

  • DD214 (or correction DD215), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, any copy except Copy 1
  • Form NGB FM 22 or 23, Report of Separation and Record of Service, must indicate honorable or general discharge
  • Forms WD AGO, such as WD AGO 53-55, Enlisted Record and Report of Separation Honorable Discharge
  • GSA 6954, Certificate of Military Service
  • NAVPERS 553, Extract of Notice of Separation from U.S. Naval Service
  • VA Veteran Health Identification Card
  • DD-2 (blue or pink version), United States Uniformed Services ID card issued

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If you are legally blind, you are eligible for a no-fee ID.

You will need to visit an office and provide the following:

  • Proof of legal presence
  • Proof of Social Security number
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of Michigan residency (two documents)
  • Proof of legal name change (if applicable)

Accepted documents 

You will also need to provide one of the following:

  • A doctor’s statement. The doctor can complete form DI-4V – Vision Specialist’s Statement of Examination or can write a letter documenting the applicant’s vision.
  • Documentation from one of Michigan’s state libraries for the blind
  • Certificate of Completion on letterhead from the Leader Dog School
  • Documentation from the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) – contact Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) at (800) 292-4200

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If you are experiencing housing insecurity, you are eligible for a no-fee ID.

You will need to visit an office and provide both of the following:

  • Homeless verification letter from a public service agency
  • Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) photo ID

    If you have a Michigan license or ID that expired less than 4 years ago, bring it with you. If your license or ID is expired for more than four 4 years, is from another state, or you don’t have a license or ID, you will also need to provide the following:

  • Proof of legal presence
  • Proof of Social Security number
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of Michigan residency (two documents)
  • Proof of legal name change (if applicable)


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Accepted documents

If you are receiving state or federal assistance through the following programs, you are eligible for a no-fee ID:

  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Family Independence Program (FIP)
  • Michigan Department of Human Services State Disability Assistance (SDA)
  • Social Security Administration Social Security Disability Insurance Program (SSDI)
  • Social Security Administration Supplemental Security Income Program (SSI)

You will need to visit an office and provide proof issued by the agency through which you are receiving state or federal assistance.

If you have a Michigan license or ID that expired less than 4 years ago, bring it with you. If your license or ID is expired for more than 4 years, is from another state, or you don’t have a license or ID, you will also need to provide the following:

  • Proof of legal presence
  • Proof of Social Security number
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of Michigan residency (two documents)
  • Proof of legal name change (if applicable)

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Accepted documents

If you are choosing to voluntarily surrender or cancel your driver’s license because of a cognitive or physical condition, you are eligible for a no-fee ID.

You will need to visit an office to surrender your license and apply for an ID.

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If your license has been revoked, suspended, or denied because of a cognitive or physical condition that affects your ability to drive, you are eligible for a no-fee ID.

You will need to visit an office to surrender your license and apply for an ID.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

  • If you aren’t required to surrender your license because of a cognitive of physical condition that affects your ability to drive, you can continue to renew your license and use it as your legal identification.

    You can choose to voluntarily surrender or cancel your license at any time, no matter your age. You must visit an office to physically surrender your license and apply for an ID.

    • Enhanced ID cards are offered for a reduced fee to residents age 65 and older, and to those who are legally blind.
    • Acceptable proof of legal blindness can be one of the following:
    • A doctor’s statement. The doctor can complete form DI-4V – Vision Specialist’s Statement of Examination or can write a letter documenting the applicant’s vision.
    • Documentation from one of Michigan’s state libraries for the blind
    • Certificate of Completion on letterhead from the Leader Dog School
    • Documentation from the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) – contact Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) at (800) 292-4200

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