Any blind or physically disabled person, or any other persons six (6) years of age or older may apply to the Department of Public Safety for an identification card. Identification cards are issued for a four (4) year period, except those issued to legally blind persons, which are for a ten (10) year period.
You must provide the following information:
- A completed, signed Application form.
- A social security card or a printout from the Social Security Administration. (Note: metal social security cards are not acceptable.)
- A certified copy of your birth certificate. (Note: Hospital certificates are not acceptable.)
Note: The appropriate FEE must be paid.
You must provide Proof of Domicile (see policy below)
Driver Services Policy 7-1A: Proof of Domicile State Statute 63-1-19 (1999 Legislative Session)
Effective July 1, 1999, any applicant for an original license who is over eighteen (18) years of age must show proof of domicile in this state to receive a license. No post office box number may be used as evidence of domicile. Any proof of documents must obtain a physical address. The examiner shall note on the application the type documentation used to determine domicile. Applicants under 21 years of age may use documentation that applies to their parents’ domicile.
The following evidence or other reliable evidence may be considered in establishing, but is not necessarily determinative of domicile. Proof of domicile must be in the applicant’s or applicant’s spouse’s name, or in the event applicant is under 21 years of age, their parents’ name.
- Electric Bill
- Water Bill
- Lease or Rent Agreement
- Car Tag Registration Receipt
- Mortgage Papers
- Homestead Exemption Receipt
- Bank Statement with Physical Address (no blank checks accepted!)
- Notarized employer verification on their letterhead stating address of applicant (must include phone number)
- Mississippi license issued to parent or legal guardian when applicant is under 21 years of age.
- Voter registration card if it show 911 address.