How do I renew a state ID card in North Carolina? North Carolina

Renewing Your North Carolina Identification Card

To renew your ID card, visit your local NC DMV office with the following:

  • Proper identification. For accepted ID documents consult the first chapter of the NC drivers manual.
  • Your Social Security card. If you're not eligible to hold one, provide proof of legal presence.
  • Proof of North Carolina residency.
  • Cash or a check to pay the $10 renew ID fee. The DMV does not accept credit or debit cards. Your personal check must be from a North Carolina bank or an out-of-state bank with branch offices in NC.
Depending on age, your new state ID will be valid for either five or eight years. Be sure to keep up with how long your card is valid to avoid an expired ID.

If you're a teen, keep in mind that if you obtain a North Carolina drivers license you must turn in your ID card. State law prevents teens and adults from simultaneously holding a drivers license and an identification card.

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