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Getting A Wisconsin ID

You can get a Wisconsin ID card if you:

  • Do not have a valid driver license
  • Are a resident of Wisconsin

If you have never had a Wisconsin driver license or ID card or if you are renewing your ID card and want a REAL ID-compliant card for the first time you can get this through the Wisconsin DOT Department of Motor Vehicles.

 Present acceptable proof of:

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Forms and Additional Information

Obtaining a FREE Wisconsin ID Card for Voting

If you are a US citizen, will be at least 18 years of age by the next election and would like a Wisconsin ID card to vote (although it's not currently required), please check the ID for FREE boy when completing the MV3004 Wisconsin ID application or when applying online. Otherwise, you will be required to pay the processing fee.


This information is provided to assist students in obtaining a Wisconsin Identification Card for the purposes of taking an HSED/GED test. It is not meant to be comprehensive legal advice to receive an ID card. If you have specific questions, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Transportation: Email Phone: 608-266-2353