Obtain An Identification Card In Wisconsin

Do you need to apply for a state ID in Wisconsin? The ID card application doesn't have to be complicated. We've collected helpful information to assist you with everything you need to know about getting an ID card and renewing an ID card. You will also learn how to replace your ID card in Wisconsin or purchase a duplicate Wisconsin ID card. Select from the options below to get started:

1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Online application assistance services in Wisconsin can facilitate the processes involved in many DMV related services by providing invaluable information and step-by-step instruction on how best to proceed. Whether you are looking to renew, replace or get a new WI driver’s license or ID card, online application assistance services can help with these and many more. Other benefits include one-click access to an entire inventory of official Wisconsin forms and publications, as well as other useful Wisconsin resources.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.




Regardless of why you do not own a driver's license, you will still need to apply for an ID card for various reasons, ranging from leisure activities to travel. Getting an ID card in Wisconsin is simple, and you should begin the ID card application process as soon as you are ready.

Obtaining a new ID card

To apply for an ID, first, you should plan a visit to your local driver's license office.

Cost

In Wisconsin, an identification card costs $28. You may pay with cash, check, credit or debit cards.

Documents

When you visit a local DMV office, you will need to bring at least two of the following documents with you:

  • Certified U.S. birth certificate (or)
  • U.S. passport
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad
  • U.S. Armed Forces ID card
  • Valid foreign passport with valid U.S. immigration document

You will also need additional documents to prove your identity and residency in the state of Wisconsin. For a list of these documents, click here.

What is a Wisconsin state ID?

A state ID is an acceptable replacement for a drivers license typically used by minors, the elderly or by anyone who does not want a drivers license, but still needs identification in Kansas. For more information on how to get an identification card in Wisconsin, click here.

ID card renewal

Your ID card is valid for eight years. You can renew your Wisconsin ID card at your local DMV Service Center. For other options and information on ID card renewal in Wisconsin, click here.

Replacement ID cards

If you have lost your ID card, or it has been stolen or severely damaged, you should look into replacing it immediately. A stolen ID card may even lead to identity theft, so it is crucial you replace your identification card as soon as possible. A replacement ID card in Wisconsin costs $28, and will also be valid for eight years. Instructions for getting a duplicate ID cards are similar, but be sure to bring everything you will need for your new ID card copy before you head to the DMV by clicking here.

For more information, call 608-266-2353, or go to http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/about/index.htm

For a list of related services, see below:

Obtain a new driver's license here.
Renew a driver's license here.
Replace a driver's license here.