An EID card is an acceptable alternative to a passport for re-entry into the U.S. at land and sea border crossings. A standard ID card can't be used for border crossings. Getting an EID card has different requirements. Go to Get your EDL/EID if you'd like an EID. If you want a standard ID card, keep reading.
You may be able to save time in an office by pre-applying online. Some restrictions may apply. Find out if you can pre-apply.
Visit an office to start your application or to finish the application you started online. At the office, you'll need to:
In certain cases, we can provide accommodations for customers that can't visit an office. This service is an option if you're unable to visit an office for health reasons. Other restrictions may apply.
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You'll get your temporary ID before you leave. Keep your temporary ID with you until you receive your permanent ID which should arrive in the mail within 7–10 days. If you haven't received it after 30 days, please visit an office.