How do you apply for a Texas identification card?


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To apply for a Texas identification card, complete the application online or at a driver's license office. Bring proper identification along with documents verifying your U.S. citizenship or residency, Texas residency and social security number to a driver's license office. You must also bring the required fee.

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To prove your identity, bring one primary identification document, two secondary identification documents or one secondary document with two supporting documents. If your name has changed, such as by marriage, bring a marriage license, divorce decree or other evidence of legal name change. All documents must be either original or non-laminated certified copies. Apply for a new Texas identification card in person at a driver's license office.

The application fee for a Texas identification card varies based on age and the type of identification card, such as a new card or a renewal. Some disabled veterans may qualify for a fee waiver. New Texas residents don't need to apply for a card until their identification from another state or country expires, and residents renewing an expired Texas identification card can do so online if the card expired less than two years ago. Residents who are 18 years or older, are U.S. citizens and meet certain other requirements can also renew their card by phone.

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