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  • There may be a time when a non-driver will need to show some form of identification. In this instance, it is essential to carry a Nevada Identification Card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. In order to receive a new Nevada ID card, you must prove residency and identity. The State of Nevada will not issue licenses or ID cards to visitors.

    To be considered an official resident you must legally reside in Nevada and show a Nevada street address, operate a business, or be employed in the state. First time applicants will be required to show an official document to prove identity. Acceptable documents that may be used for this purpose are listed here. You must also prove your name, date of birth, and social security number (if one has been issued to you).

    When you are ready to apply, you must submit a completed application by going to a DMV office. Unfortunately, appointments are not available for this procedure. You picture will be taken at this time for use on the ID card. If you pay the required fee and surrender any existing U.S. ID card you may have (issued outside of Nevada), your new ID card will be issued at the DMV office.

    To find out more about State I.D. cards, you can visit the Nevada I.D. Card webpage.

    Note: This article was accurate when it was published. Please confirm all details directly with the NV DMV. You can visit the NV DMV website or call in for general drivers license and registration information.

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