DMV Launches ID App for Smartphones

The  Department of Motor Vehicles has launched the New York Mobile ID, a  digital version of a driver’s license, learner permit or ID on a smartphone.

The Mobile ID is voluntary, and is available to IOS and Android users. Anyone who has a valid  state-issued driver’s license, learner permit or non-driver ID can download the secure Mobile ID app through Google Play or the App Store.

Through a partnership with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the New York Mobile ID (MiD) will be accepted at TSA security checkpoints at nearly 30 participating airports across the country including all terminals at LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports. 

How to get the Mobile ID:

  1. Download the New York MiD app from the App Store or through Google Play.
  2. Register the phone number of the device the Mobile ID will be on. An individual’s Mobile ID can only be on one device at a time to help protect their identity. 
  3. Take a picture of the front and back of their physical ID (driver license, non-driver ID, or Learner Permit), using their phone’s camera. 
  4. Pose for a selfie. The app checks your photo and ID against information on file with the DMV to ensure you are who you say you are. 
  5. Once your information is verified, your MiD is active and ready to use wherever it is accepted.

The state noted that the mobile ID might not be accepted everywhere so residents should continue to carry their physical identification.


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