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Oregon Identification Cards
General Information
DMV issues non-driver ID cards to people of all ages who are a resident of or domiciled in Oregon and do not already have a valid Oregon ID Card or a current valid driver license or instruction permit from Oregon or any other jurisdiction. ID cards are for identification purposes only.
Oregon ID cards issued to U.S. citizens and permanent residents are valid for an 8 year period. ID cards issued to qualified temporary residents are valid for a limited term that is based upon their authorized length of stay in the country. 

Getting an ID Card
After you meet all of the requirements, you will be issued an interim ID card to use until you receive your permanent ID card in the mail.
Quit Driving ID Card

If you feel you can no longer safely operate a motor vehicle, you can give up your driving privileges (i.e., grant of legal authority to operate a motor vehicle on publicly accessible roadways) and turn in your driver license at a local DMV office. You may qualify for, and be issued a free identification card if you meet all requirements and are relinquishing an unexpired Oregon driver license. Otherwise, you will have to apply for an identification card and pay the applicable fees.

Please note that if you give up your driving privileges but later want to reapply for them, you will need to obtain medical clearance from DMV. Then you must pass the vision screening, knowledge and drive tests, clear any suspension, revocation or cancellation actions on your driver record and pay original licensing fees.


If you are currently out-of-state and your ID card is expired, lost, stolen, or damaged, you will have to apply for a replacement or renewal at a DMV office in Oregon when you return.