Do you need an identification card?
Your social worker can request a Washington state Identicard for you. An identicard is a Washington state identification card issued through the Department of Licensing. It is a valid piece of identification that can be used for many purposes:
- taking GED
- getting a social security number or birth certificate
- getting a passport
- enrolling in school after high school
- civic responsibility (stopped by police)
- joining organizations
- opening a bank account, cashing checks, etc.
How can I request a WA State Identicard?
- Ask your social worker to complete and submit the Washington State Identicard form (DSHS form 11-077).
- Your social worker will submit the original form with a colored photo of you to the Department of Licensing (DOL). This is done in one of 3 ways:
- First Class Mail (allow DOL 7 business days to process the request before going to your local DOL office)
- Scanned and emailed (allow DOL 3 business days to process the request before you go to your local DOL office)
- Go with you in person to the local DOL to avoid any processing time
- If your information is e-mailed or mailed in, you will be given a copy of the form with any additional documents so that you may go to the local DOL office (after the identified processing time) to request your Identicard and have your picture taken.
- You have 60 days to go to the local DOL to request your card. If you don’t request your card in 60 days, your social worker will have to submit a new request.
- Your social worker will keep a copy of the form in your file.
How much does it cost to get a WA State Identicard?
WA State Identicards cost $45.00
How will I receive my card?
You will receive a temporary Identicard and the permanent one will be mailed.