Getting your ID Card

Getting a new identification card can be a hassle, but before you head out to your local DMV, make sure you are well-prepared! Our staff has researched the process for getting an ID card for every state, so all the information you need is right here at your fingertips. Click "Continue" below to get started.

Tennessee ID Cards

If you do not drive but want or need a form of identification, visit your local driver testing center, pay a fee ($5 if under 18 years old; $9.50 if 18 or older ? only cash or check accepted) and provide the following documents:

Proof of Citizenship

  • Official birth certificate
  • Valid passport
  • Consular report of birth abroad

Proof of Lawful Residence

  • Permanent resident alien card
  • Foreign passport
  • Permanent resident reentry permit

Proof of Social Security Number

  • Social Security card (you may provide an alternative document)

Primary identification

  • Original or certified birth certificate
  • Military ID
  • Valid U.S. or foreign passport

Secondary identification

  • Paycheck stub
  • Work ID
  • Bank statement or other financial document

Two Proofs of Residency; one from list A and one from list B

List A

  • Utility bill
  • Current bank statement
  • Current rental, lease or mortgage contract

List B

  • Individual taxpayer number as issued by the IRS
  • I-94 (arrival/departure record)
  • Employment authorization card

If you need to renew your ID card, you can either visit your local driver testing center or apply online. Note, if you are 65 years or older, your ID will not expire. There is no age requirement to obtain an ID card in the state of Tennessee. If you need to replace your ID card because it was lost, stolen, or beyond repair, you will need to apply for a new one. You can apply either in person, or online if you have a digitized ID.