If you are a Georgia resident, but don’t have a driver’s license, nor need one, then you should apply for a Georgia identification card. When you have a state-issued identification card, you can purchase age-restricted items as well as use it as a form of identification for travel. Obtaining a Georgia identification card is fairly simple, as it can be done at any Georgia DMV location. Below you will find important information regarding the eligibility and identification requirements for obtaining a Georgia identification card.
Georgia Identification Card Requirements:
In order to qualify for a Georgia identification card, you must be able to sign your name. This means, if a child is old enough to sign his name, then he is able to obtain a state-issued ID card.
When you visit the DMV office, you must furnish proof of residency, identification and social security number. When proving that you are a resident of the state of Georgia you must bring some form of documentation. Acceptable forms of identification include a utility bill that is no older than 60 days, a current/valid rental contract or mortgage payments, an employer paycheck stub, health insurance card, Georgia state income tax form or a school record/transcript showcasing your name, address and date of birth.
You must also surrender any identification cards or driver’s licenses before you can be issued a Georgia identification card. Another requirement is to prove your identity. This can be done through several methods. You must bring at least one of the following documents to the DMV office: original birth certificate, valid US passport, valid foreign passport or certified court records. A full list of acceptable identification documentation is available in the sources section at the end of this article.
Lastly, when you are applying for a Georgia ID card, you must provide the DMV office with a social security number. To do this, you must provide the office with an official social security card, not a copy or not one that is laminated. If you do not have a social security card, you must purchase one by contacting the Social Security Administration, but take note it may take up to six weeks to receive the card. If you were never issued a social security number, you must provide a letter from the Social Security Administration explaining why you do not have a SSN. To do this fill out Form SSAL 676 at your local Social Security Administration office.
As of 2011, the cost for a Georgia identification card is $20 for a 5 year expiration date or $35 for a 8 year expiration date. Once you have provided the DMV office with all of the required paperwork and fees, then you will be issued a valid Georgia identification card.
Georgia Department of Driver Services: Applying for a Georgia ID Card
Georgia Secretary of State: Georgia Voter Identification Requirements (Acceptable forms of Identification)