Identification Cards

First-Time Minnesota Identification Card

For first time Minnesota identification card owners, you must present two acceptable forms of identification, at least one of these must be considered a "primary document." A complete list of acceptable forms can be located on the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's website

Most common forms of identification include:

  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certified Birth Certificate
  • Certified copy of school transcript
  • Employment Authorization Card
  • Foreign Passport with proof of legal entry (I-94, I-551)
  • Out-of-state identification card or driver's license
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Primary Documents
  • Secondary Documents
  • Social Security Card
  • United States Passport

Obtaining Identification Card

To obtain your identification card you must:

  1. Present any documentation that makes you eligible for limited mobility or reduced fee identification indicators.
  2. Take photo
  3. Pay the current fee. Current fee information for an identification card is available at Driver & Vehicle Services (DVS)