Add your US Driver's License or State ID

Important: To ensure you can validate your identity, keep your physical ID card on you as needed. A digital ID in Google Wallet is not a replacement for your physical ID.

Requirements to add & use US Driver's License or State ID

  • You need a phone with Android 8 or higher.
  • To use this feature, you must turn on Bluetooth and Nearby devices.
  • To use this feature for added security, you must set a screen lock.
  • This feature is only available for US Driver's Licenses and State IDs in the following states:
    • Arizona
    • Colorado
    • Georgia
    • Maryland

Tip: This feature is not available on foldable devices yet.

Add your ID or license to Google Wallet

How to add your state ID or driver’s license to Google Wallet

  1. Open the Google Wallet app .
  2. Tap Add to Wallet and then ID card.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions. Take photos of the front and back of your ID and a short video of yourself. A photo from this video will be submitted to your ID issuer for verification.

Tip: If you aren’t able to add your ID:

  • Keep the card steady or place it on a flat surface.
  • Ensure to scan in a well-lit location and place your card on top of a dark background.
  • Make sure that the barcode is clearly visible. Zoom in on the barcode if needed.

Use your ID or license

To verify your identity, you can use your US Driver's License or State ID in Google Wallet instead of your physical card.

Currently, you can use your US Driver's License or State ID with:

  • TSA at supported airports. You must still carry your physical ID as needed.
  • Some apps, like car rental services, accept a digital Driver's License or State ID in Google Wallet for identity and age verification.

More options to use your US Driver's License or State ID are coming soon.

TSA

You can use your US Driver's License or State ID with TSA at supported airports. You must still carry your physical ID as needed.

With Near Field Communication (NFC)

  1. Unlock your phone.
  2. For a few seconds, hold the back of your phone close to the NFC terminal.
  3. Review the info that will be shared.
  4. Tap Continue if you want to proceed or tap Cancel if you don't want to share the info with the TSA.
    • Before you can proceed, Google Wallet will also ask you to authenticate.
  5. To confirm that the info was shared, wait for the blue check mark.

Tip: If you aren’t able to share your ID:

  • Try to hold your phone in a different way. Your NFC antenna could be near the top or bottom of your device.
  • Hold your phone closer to the reader.
  • For a few extra seconds, hold your phone to the reader.

If you still have issues, use your physical ID

With a QR code

  1. Open the Google Wallet app .
  2. Scroll to find your ID or license.
  3. Tap your ID or license.
  4. Allow the TSA agent to scan the QR code on your ID.
  5. Review the info that will be shared.
  6. Tap Share if you want to proceed or tap Cancel if you don’t want to share the info.
    • Before you can proceed, Google Wallet will also ask you to authenticate.
  7. To confirm that the info was shared, wait for the blue check mark.

Tip: If the back of your license won’t scan, try to:

  • Keep the card steady or place it on a flat surface.
  • Scan the card in a well-lit location.
  • Make sure that the QR code is clearly visible. Zoom in on the QR code if needed.

Other Apps

Some apps, like car rental services, accept a digital Driver's License or State ID in Google Wallet for identity and age verification.

If the app accepts digital IDs through Google Wallet, you'll be asked if you want to use your digital ID in Google Wallet during the app’s verification process. You can review the info that will be shared with the app and agree to share before your info is shared. Before you can proceed, Google Wallet will also ask you to authenticate.

Tip: To use your digital ID or license with other apps, follow the steps in your connected app as they vary from app to app.

Remove your ID or license

Important: Your US Driver's License or State ID is saved locally on your device. You can only save your US Driver's License or State ID to a single device.

You can remove your US Driver's License or State ID with either the Google Wallet app, or online at myaccount.google.com.

To remove your ID with the Google Wallet app:

  1. Open the Google Wallet app .
  2. Scroll to find your “ID or license.”
  3. Tap your ID or license.
  4. At the top right, tap More More and then Remove and then Remove.

To remove your ID online remotely:

  1. Go to myaccount.google.com.
  2. Tap Personal Info.
  3. Scroll to "Digital ID.”
  4. Tap Manage Digital ID.
  5. Next to the ID or license that you want to remove, tap Delete Delete.
  6. Confirm that you want to delete your ID from your device and Google Account.

Fix problems with your ID or license

ID rejected by ID issuer

If the ID issuer rejects your ID during the application process, go to your state's Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration website for more info. Once resolved, you can try to add your ID again.

ID deleted by ID issuer

Your ID issuer has the right to delete your ID at any time and at their discretion. Go to your state's Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration website for more info on why it was deleted.

ID issuer requires more info

To process your US Driver's License or State ID application, the app may notify you that your ID issuer requires more info. In these cases, you must follow the instructions in the app for more verification.

Phone connection errors

To keep your US Driver's License or State ID up to date, your device must connect to the internet. If you’re offline for more than 30 consecutive days, your US Driver's License or State ID won’t be available until your device reconnects to the internet.

If you move out of state

If you move out to where this feature is supported, repeat the process to create a new US Driver's License or State ID based on your new license. If you move to where this feature isn’t supported, your US Driver's License or State ID won’t work once your physical ID is no longer valid.

If you lose your phone

If you lose your phone, you must follow the instructions above to remove your ID.

Privacy for IDs & driver’s licenses

When you apply for a digital ID in Google Wallet on your phone, you provide us with certain info such as photos of the front and back of your ID, and a brief video of your face.

With your consent, we share your ID info and an image of your face from the video with the government agency that issued your ID, as part of your application for a digital ID.

We will only send your application to the government agency with your consent.

That agency will review your info. If your submission is approved, your encrypted US Driver's License or State ID will be saved on your device. You may view and manage it on your device and control when your ID is shared. Also, we record the fact that you consented.

Your US Driver's License or State ID are considered private passes. Learn more about private passes.

Any data, including data used for analytics purposes, used by Google will be done in accordance with Google’s Privacy Policy.

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