The IDNYC card helps connect New Yorkers to more services, programs, and benefits offered by the City and by private organizations. 

Benefits include:

  • Entry into City buildings
  • Access to City services
  • Serving as your Health + Hospitals (H+H) patient ID card
  • Proof of identity to City agencies, schools, and police
  • Serving as your library card for all public libraries 
  • Proof of identity for taking the High School Equivalency Exam
  • Cultural institution memberships
  • Citywide entertainment discounts
  • Discounts on select health and fitness centers
  • Grocery discounts at participating stores 
  • Pharmacy discounts 
  • Transportation discounts
  • Additional discounts and services for those with a veteran designation

The IDNYC card does NOT allow the card holder to:

  • Drive
  • Buy alcohol or tobacco
  • Apply for public assistance
  • Travel by airplane

The IDNYC card does not confer immigration status or provide work authorization.

It does not provide proof of identity to obtain a driver’s license or a non-driver State ID.

Learn more about IDNYC benefits.

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