If you are a resident is Alabama and do not have a driver’s license, nor need one, then you should apply for an Alabama identification card. Having a state-issued identification card is required for many things, such as buying alcohol, cigarettes or booking plane tickets. Other reasons include ensuring your identity at a banking institution or using a credit card. Applying for an Alabama identification card is quite simple, and requires proper documentation as well as a fee. Below you will find all of the information you’ll need to obtain an official Alabama State Identification Card.
Alabama Non-Driver Identification Card Requirements:
Any resident of Alabama are able to obtain an identification card, no matter your age. As of 2011, you will need to provide the DMV office with at least one document found within the primary list of documents below. This document must verify your date of birth as well as your name.
You will also be required to provide the Alabama DMV office with your social security card; however, if you do not have your original social security card you can obtain a certified letter from the Social Security Administration stating your name as well as your social security number. Of course, you may also apply for a new social security card at your local Social Security Administration office. This will require a fee as well as a wait time up to 6-weeks.
Lastly, you will be required to provide a third form of identification to the Alabama DMV office. This identification documentation may come from the primary list of documents or the secondary list; however, if this is only required if your main document does not include a photograph of your face.
After providing the Alabama DMV office with all of the aforementioned information, you will be required to fill out an application form where you list your current address, name and other important information as well as the $23.50 fee (which is current as of 2011).
Examples of Primary List Documents:
You will need to provide the DMV office with at least one of the below documents. Visit the Alabama DMV website for a complete list of approved documents.
Certified U.S Birth Certificate, U.S. Passport, Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate of Citizenship or a current/valid foreign passport complete with a U.S. immigration document. You may also provide the DMV office with an official Alabama driver’s license or an expired ID card.
Examples of Secondary List Documents:
If the primary document you provide does not have your current photograph, such as a birth certificate, you will need to provide the DMV office with one of the following:
Marriage license, U.S. armed forces drivers license, Selective Service card, U.S. Military DD-214, current medical insurance ID card, U.S. state-issued driver license or identification card or an school/university issued ID card complete with photograph. Other forms of secondary documents include, court records, certified school records (GED certificate, diploma, certified letter from the school) W-2 tax form or a Valid Visa.
Alabama Department of Public Safety: Applying for an Alabama Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card
Alabama Department of Public Safety: Acceptable Forms of Identification (Primary and Secondary Lists)