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Alaska Identification (ID) Card

Anyone living in the State of Alaska can get an identification card, even children. Your ID card will be valid for up to 8 years expiring on your birthday or 90 days after your 21st birthday, whichever occurs first.

Please Note: A parental consent form is not required to get your State ID.

What to bring to get a REAL ID card

Starting May 3, 2023, Alaska resident will need to present a REAL ID compliant license or ID for accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and boarding commercial aircraft.

The Alaska Real ID is not mandatory, but if you want one you will have to apply in person and bring the documents required. You may already have REAL ID compliant identification, check here.

Complete a D1 application, bring documents, and fee for REAL ID – Click Here.

What to bring to get a Standard ID card

In order to get your Alaska ID card, you must bring documents to verify your name, lawful status, and physical address. You must also provide your social security number or a letter showing ineligibility.

Complete a D1 application, bring documents, and fee for Standard ID – Click Here.

Cost of an ID card?

ID cards are $15 for standard and $35 for Real ID. For Alaskans 60 years old and older, standard ID cards are free or $20 for the Real ID. Alcohol restricted ID cards are an additional $50. (more fees)

Renewing your ID card?

You are able to renew your ID card up to one year prior to its expiration date.

From 1 year prior to 1 year past expiration, click here to renew.

If your ID card is expired more than 1 year, please visit your local DMV.

Did you lose your ID card - how to get a replacement

To get a replacement ID card, apply online here.

Designators to display on an ID card

Please visit each of these webpages to learn more about designators that can be displayed on your ID card. To apply for them, please mark your selection on the D1 application.

Alcohol Restricted ID card

Due to circumstances, you may have been directed to get an alcohol restricted ID card which is an ID card with a “J” restriction. This assists in limiting the purchase or access to alcohol for some duration of time. This can be implemented by state government or self-imposed. Surrender any non-restricted license and ID cards and apply for the “J” restricted ID card by submitting a completed D1 application. The fee is an additional $50.

Examples of Required Documents to get an ID card

Listed below are the types of documents and examples of each. If you are unable to obtain any of these documents, please contact us for other possible options. When applying, please bring one of each type to the DMV.

Primary Documents

Proof of your Legal name, Date of Birth, and lawful presence (called the "primary document")
These documents are acceptable for proving your legal name and date of birth. Please bring one:
  • An original or certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate from Vital Statistics.
  • Passport or passport card issued by the United States or US Territory.
  • A foreign passport with appropriate immigration status forms issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.
  • A resident alien, temporary resident alien, or employment work authorization document issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.
  • An Alaska instruction permit or Alaska State Identification card.
  • Certificate of Citizenship, Naturalization, or Birth Abroad.
Please Note: If your legal name is different than what is printed on your primary document, you must bring document(s) that provide proof of your name change. You must update your name with Social Security before changing your name with DMV.

Residential Address

Proof of your principal residence
The following items are acceptable for proving your principal residence. The document must show your residence address, not a post office box or other mail cache facility. Please bring one:
  • Utility bill
  • Alaska voter registration card
  • Alaska title and/or registration (Issued at least 30 days prior to application)
  • Paycheck Stub
  • 1st class mail
  • Change of address confirmation from USPS
  • Tribal ID card for remote address within tribal area
  • School Records
  • Insurance documents
  • Canceled check or bank statement
  • Legitimate lease or mortgage documents
  • Letter from employer, bank, utility, charitable organization, etc. on letterhead verifying applicant’s residence address

Social Security

Social Security Number, in accordance with AS 28.15.061(b)(4)

If you have a Social Security Number, you must put it on your application. The information on your application must verify with Social Security’s records.

If you do not have a Social Security Number, you must provide documentation from the Social Security Administration verifying that you have not been issued a number

Name Change

Proof of Name Change (if you have changed your legal name)

If you have had a name change, the DMV must be able to establish a connection between your old name, new name, and any names in between through the documents below. The documents must be an original or certified copy of the original issued by a government agency.
  • U.S. Passport (Must be current)
  • Amended birth certificate
  • Certified adoption papers, marriage certificate, court order or divorce decree
  • Certificate of Dissolution, Divorce or Annulment (referencing previous and adjudicated name)
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of Name Change (referencing previous and adjudicated name)