How To Get Your Student ID

Don't wait in line, submit your photo online! Here's how to have your Mav ID ready for you when you attend your orientation


First things first, let's review the photo requirements... (see below for examples)

  1. Head, shoulder and face clearly visible and facing forward — no profile shots, sunglasses, hats or hands.
  2. Photo needs to be in color with a uniform white or light blue colored background.
  3. We only want to see you - No friends, pets or others in the photo with you.
  4. Graduation caps, gowns, or other costumes should not be worn.
  5. No filters or effects.

If your photo does not meet these requirements, you will need to stop by the Mav Express office in person to get a new photo taken.


The Perfect Photo should look something like...

example photo of a good image to submit for a photo ID, using the requirements listed above


Bad Photo Wall of Shame. Don't be these guys...

example of a bad distance id image (no hats or sunglasses)

No hats, hands or sunglasses.

example of a bad distance id image (Solid white or light blue background only.)

Solid white or light blue background only.

example of a bad distance id image (no blurry images)

No blurry images.

example of a bad distance id image (head, shoulders, and face must be visible)

Head, shoulders and face must be visible.

example of a bad distance id image (eyes should be open)

Make sure your eyes are open!

example of a bad distance id image (no drivers license scans)

Driver's license scans are not allowed.

example of a bad distance id image (no filters)

Save the filters for Instagram.

example of a bad distance id image (nothing can cover your face)

Wear a mask in public, not in your photo!

example of a bad distance id image (no car selfies, we need a solid background)

No car selfies allowed. We need a solid background.


Now that you know the photo requirements...

Upload your photo online

  1. Visit and login with your UTA NetID and Password.
  2. Click the option labeled "Submit ID Photo"
  3. Upload a photo of your government issued ID photo such as a driver's license or passport. You'll need to do this before you can upload a photo of yourself.
  4. Upload a photo of yourself.
  5. Click "Submit" to have your photo reviewed.

Questions? email us at

So you've sent us the perfect photo.... Now how do you get your ID Card?

  • If you are attending an in-person new\transfer student orientation, you will pick up your ID card during the orientation.
  • All other students (including virtual orientation) can pick it up in person at the Mav Express ID Office.  Cards are available 48 hours after you submit your photo. (You can stop by now, during the summer, or wait until the fall semester starts.)
  • Discounted parking is available if you park in the University Center Visitor Lot.  Simply scan the QR code on the parking kiosk and enter promo code MAVX21.  Directions are available by clicking here.