With the increase in requirements for public security, the DMV frequently updates the list of acceptable proofs of identity and date of birth. Carefully read the forms referred to below. Make sure that you have the proof required before you apply for any DMV document.
With the introduction of enhanced driver licenses and enhanced non-driver photo ID cards on September 16, 2008, it is especially important to read and understand these forms. Get complete information about the NYS Enhanced Driver License EDL and Enhanced Non-Driver Photo ID Card (ENDID).
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Proofs for enhanced driver license (EDLs) and enhanced non-driver photo ID cards (ENDIDs):
Proofs for regular driver licenses and non-driver photo ID cards:
Other forms used for proof of identity:
Note: If you were born in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island or Queens, you can order a copy of your birth certificate from the Web site of the New York City Office of Vital Records .