Obtain An Identification Card In Louisiana

Do you need to apply for a state ID in Louisiana? 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 Louisiana or purchase a duplicate Louisiana ID card. Select from the options below to get started:

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many OMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to assistance in preparing official forms, the value added services and products you will receive include a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs; 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

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

3: Via a OMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local OMV office. Varying OMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the OMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your OMV 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana, an identification card costs $21.

Documents

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

  • Social Security card
  • Certified U.S. birth certificate (or)
  • U.S. passport
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad
  • Resident Alien Card
  • Valid foreign passport with valid U.S. immigration document

You may also need additional forms of identification if one of the above documents does not contain a photo. For a list of these documents, click here.

What is a Louisiana 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 Louisiana. For more information on how to get an identification card in Louisiana, click here.

ID card renewal

You can renew your ID card online by visiting: https://expresslane.dps.louisiana.gov/DLRenewal/id1.aspx

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 Louisiana costs $16 (there is no fee if you are over the age of 60). 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 DLD by clicking here.

For more information, call: 225-925-6146, or go to: http://wwwprd.doa.louisiana.gov/laservices/publicpages/ServiceDetail.cfm?service_id=2180

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.