Obtain An Identification Card In Mississippi

Do you need to apply for a state ID in Mississippi? The ID card application doesn't have to be complicated. We've collected helpful information to assist you with everything you need to know about getting an ID card and renewing an ID card. You will also learn how to replace your ID card in Mississippi or purchase a duplicate Mississippi ID card. Select from the options below to get started:

1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DPS related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DPS in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DPS.

3: Via a DPS office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DPS office. Varying DPS offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DPS closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DPS allows you to make a personal appointment.




Regardless of why you do not own a driver's license, you will still need to apply for an ID card for various reasons, ranging from leisure activities to travel. Getting an ID card in Mississippi is simple, and you should begin the ID card application process as soon as you are ready.

Obtaining a new ID card

To apply for an ID, you should plan a visit to your DPS office

Cost

The cost of a Mississippi ID card is $13 and only cash is accepted.

Documents

To get a state ID card in Mississippi, you must provide as many of the following documents as you can:

  • Completed application
  • Social Security card or proof of SSN like a W-2 or 1099
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Military ID
  • Marriage certificate
  • Government employee ID
  • Birth certificate
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Paystub with your name and Social Security Number

You may also need additional forms of identification if one of the above documents does not contain a photo. For a list of these documents, click here.

What is a Mississippi state ID?

A state ID is an acceptable replacement for a drivers license typically used by minors, the elderly or by anyone who does not want a drivers license, but still needs identification in Mississippi. For more information on how to get an identification card in Mississippi, click here.

ID card renewal

You may renew your ID six months prior to expiring by going online or in-person by locating the Mississippi Highway Patrol office nearest you. The cost of renewing your state ID is $14. If you renew online, you can pay with a credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express).

Replacement ID cards

If you have lost your ID card, or it has been stolen or severely damaged, you should look into replacing it immediately. A stolen ID card may even lead to identity theft, so it is crucial you replace your identification card as soon as possible. A replacement ID card in Mississippi costs $11. Instructions for getting a duplicate ID cards are similar, but be sure to bring everything you will need for your new ID card copy before you head to the DPS by clicking here.

For more information contact: http://www.dps.state.ms.us/contact/

For a list of related services, see below:

Obtain a new driver's license here.
Renew a driver's license here.
Replace a driver's license here.