NC ID Policies

North Carolina ID Policies

*For students 21+ interested in entering breweries and bars or purchasing alcohol

Acceptable Forms of ID

Acceptable forms of ID include:

    • U.S. issued Driver’s License (any state)
    • U.S. issued Special ID Card (non-driver’s license identification)
    • Military ID
    • Passport (physical copy)

More information can be found at:

Unacceptable Forms of ID

Unfortunately, the following forms of ID are not accepted:

  • Non-U.S. issued licenses
  • Pictures of licenses or passports
  • Duke ID cards

If you have one of the above unacceptable forms of ID, getting a North Carolina ID is fairly simple. ​​​The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles offers identification cards for customers who require a photo ID but do not require a driver license. Find the requirements here: