Those without a driver's license still often need to prove their identity so a state identification card might be a good solution if you would prefer to not always use your passport as your ID. Below are a few basic facts about Ohio identification cards.
- Current Ohio Identification Card is Digitized.
- Header on the Identification Card is green if 21 years or older. The heading has the words: "Ohio Identification Card." The image appears on the right side.
- If under 21 years of age, the header on the Identification Card is red. The heading has the words: "Ohio Identification Card." The image appears on the left side, with "UNDER 21 UNTIL (date)" on the right.
- In Ohio, you cannot hold an Ohio driver license and Identification Card at the same time.
- Ohio Identification Cards are used for identification only. You cannot use this card for driving privileges.
- Ohio Identification Cards are valid for four (4) years, expiring on the applicant's birthday.
- There is no minimum age for obtaining an Ohio Identification Card.
How to Obtain an Ohio Identification Card:
- When applying, you must provide the following original documents:
- Social Security Card (if an SSN has been assigned)
- Current, unexpired passport (to prove full name and date of birth)
- Valid Form I-94 (to prove non-immigrant status in the US)
- Valid Form I-20
- You may apply for an Ohio Identification Card at any local Deputy Registrar License Agency. The current fee is $10.00 for 4 years validity or $19.00 for 8 years validity.