posted Jan 20, 2015, 6:37 AM by Sylwia Jasinski

On January 12, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced that New York City residents are now able to sign up for IDNYC, a government-issued identification card that is available to all City residents ages 14 and older, regardless of immigration status. The IDNYC card is a secure document that enables residents to access City services and grants admission to City buildings, such as public schools. New York City residents may receive an IDNYC card free of charge until December 31, 2015. To apply for this card, residents must make an appointment at an IDNYC Enrollment Center by calling 311 or going online to Residents must bring a completed application, proof of identity, and proof of residency to their appointment. Acceptable documents include NYCDOE transcripts, NYCDOE student ID cards, and letters from the NYCDOE that support NYC enrollment for students; for a complete list of acceptable documentation, see here. Note that translation services will be available at enrollment centers, and enrollment centers will be accessible to people with disabilities.


For more information on IDNYC, including additional benefits associated with this card, see here or call 311. Please encourage your school community to apply.