Organization : New South Wales Roads & Maritime Services
Facility : Get a NSW photo card
State : New South Wales
Country : Australia
Website : http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/licence/nsw-photo-card.html
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RMS Get a NSW Photo Card
The Photo Card was introduced to provide photo identification for people who do not hold a current NSW driver licence (driver licence) or any other form of photo identification.
Related : Apply For Replacement Licence New South Wales : www.statusin.org/6964.html
You can use it for a number of everyday services such as opening bank accounts or entering licensed premises. From 1 March 2017 the Photo Card is available to all eligible customers including holders of current driver licences.
About NSW Photo Card
The Photo Card is voluntary – you are not required to have one. If you don’t hold any other form of photo identification or if you would like to carry an alternative identification you may find the card useful.
The Photo Card shows your name, address, date of birth and photo. It’s valid for five years or 10 years for eligible customers aged 21 years or over. Although the design is different, it’s the same size and has the same security features as a driver licence card.
Because the Photo Card has the same application process and security features as a driver licence, you can use it everywhere that accepts a driver licence as photo identification.
To apply for a NSW Photo Card, you must :
** Be a NSW resident
** Be aged 16 years or over
** Provide acceptable proof of identity.
How to Apply
You can apply for a Photo Card by completing the Photo Card application form and visiting any service centre or registry with your proof of identity documents. Once you pay the fee (if required), your photo will be taken. Depending on which location you attend, your card will either be handed over the counter, or posted to you.
If you :
** Decide you’re no longer able to drive, or
** Are advised by your doctor to give up driving, or
** Fail an advanced age driving test, or
** Fail a Roads and Maritime medical examination.
Your first Photo Card will be issued free of charge, provided your driver licence is current, or expired within the last two years. After that, you’ll need to pay the fee for each new card you request, including renewals and replacements.
A Photo Card is issued or replaced free of charge for :
** Eligible concession card holders, including war widows
** People who receive a Centrelink Carer Allowance
** NSW Seniors Card holders.
Note : Eligibility for concession is validated electronically with Centrelink or the Department of Family and Community Services.
Refunds For New Concession Holders
If you become an eligible concession card holder, carer or NSW Seniors Card holder while you hold a valid Photo Card, you can apply for a pro-rata refund of the full fee you paid, if :
** You became an eligible pensioner and your Photo Card was issued on, or after 17 December 2009. The refund will be back-dated to the grant date of the concession
** You began receiving the Centrelink Carer Allowance and your Photo Card was issued on, or after 26 November 2012. The refund will be back-dated to the grant date of the allowance
** You became a NSW Seniors Card holder and you Photo Card was issued on, or after 26 November 2012.
Important : The refund will be calculated from the date you notify Roads and Maritime Services that you hold a Seniors Card.
Reissuing your Photo Card
If your Photo Card is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, you can apply for a replacement online, or by visiting any service centre or registry. You’ll need to pay the replacement fee unless you’re eligible for a concession. You can only order one replacement Photo Card online in a 12 month period.
If you apply in person, you’ll need to provide :
** Proof of your identity
** A completed Photo Card application form
** Payment for the replacement fee.