How Do You Apply for a Texas Identification Card Online?


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The Texas Department of Public Safety does not permit individuals to apply for an original Texas identification card online. Applicants must to visit a DPS office in person with the correct forms in hand. Individuals who already have an ID on file and need to make changes to the address, or are trying to renew an ID, may do so online using TXapps.Texas.gov.

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As of 2015, the cost for an ID renewal or original ID is $16 for individuals younger than 59 years of age, and $6 for anyone over 60. Required documents for first-time applicants are the Application For Texas Driver License or Identification Card, or Form DL 14-A, in addition to a proof of identity such as a valid U.S. passport, military ID, driver's license or birth certificate. The DPS provides an extensive list of acceptable documentation.

To renew or change the address of a currently valid ID, visit TXapps.Texas.gov, and select the Drivers link at the top of the page to see a list of options dealing with ID reinstatements, title transfers and registration services. Select Driver License/ID Address Change and fill out the provided form. After logging in, make necessary changes and requests, and submit the information. After payment, print a temporary ID. The state mails the new ID within two to three weeks.

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