IDNYC Benefits: Free Museums, $20 Costco Shop Card, 5% Off at Food Bazaar and More

Learn About All the Benefits You an Get With Your IDNYC Card

Launched in 2015, IDNYC is a card for all New Yorkers, from all backgrounds, and from all five boroughs. The free, municipal identification card for New York City residents, ages 10 and up, provides access to a wide variety of services and programs offered by the City. IDNYC cardholders enjoy benefits and discounts offered by businesses and cultural institutions across the five boroughs.

How to Get IDNYC

You can schedule an appointment through IDNYC’s Online Portal to apply for an IDNYC in person at an IDNYC Enrollment Center or an IDNYC Pop-Up Enrollment Center. During your appointment, you will fill out an application and present proof of identity and New York City residency. Many types of documents are accepted, all of which are listed on the Document Calculator. After you submit your application, upon approval, your card will arrive by mail.

The IDNYC card is free for all New Yorkers. For cardholders 16 and older, cards are valid for five years from the date the application was approved. For cardholders under the age of 16, cards are valid for two years from the date the application was approved. The application process is accessible to people with limited English proficiency and people with disabilities. The application materials and Benefits Guide are available in multiple languages.

If you have an expiring IDNYC, learn how to renew your card today.

IDNYC Benefits

The IDNYC card can be used for a variety of services in NYC and is recognized as an official form of identification. But it also provides some valuable benefits that often go overlooked. So even if you might not need another ID, it’s worth taking a look at the IDNYC card if you value any of the perks.

Museums and Cultural Institutions

IDNYC cardholders are now eligible for free one-year memberships at over 35 participating institutions. Visit the Museums and Cultural Institutions page to find out more.

Bank and Credit Unions

With your IDNYC Card, you can open a bank or credit union account at one of several financial institutions across New York City. Visit the Banks and Credit Unions page to find out more. Includes:

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  • Carver Federal Savings Bank
  • Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union
  • Melrose Credit Union
  • Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union
  • University Settlement Federal Credit Union
  • Urban Upbound Federal Credit Union
  • and more.
  • Costco: Sign up as new Costco members through and receive up to a $20 Costco Shop Card.
  • Food Bazaar: 5% discount off all purchases at supermarkets in New York City on weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Some exclusions apply. To get the discount, simply show your IDNYC card at checkout.
  • Partners Coffee: $2 Small Cold Brew or Hot Filter (Drip) Coffee. 

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