ID cards are a common item that almost everyone uses at some point in their lives. But, if you ask the average person, “What is the standard size of an ID card?” their answer would perhaps be something like “the size of a credit card” or “a few inches”.
In fact, many companies looking to get new ID cards aren’t quite sure which size to choose.
Looking to design an identity card but not sure what ID card size to choose? Wondering what is the standard ID card size?
In this blog post, you’ll learn all that you need to know about choosing the right size for your ID card. We’ll explore the ID sizes for different cards, and will also go through what printer should be used to print your ID card.
Standard Credit Card Size
The standard identity card size is about the size of a credit card, which is 2 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ (85.6mm x 54mm). By the international standard definition, it is also called the CR80 card.
It is the most typical ID card size used for photo IDs in offices, student IDs, access control, time and attendance tracking, drivers’ license, bank and ATM cards, library cards, membership cards, reward and loyalty cards, gift cards, and more.
The credit card sized ID card is by far the most commonly used, which is why we at InstantCard specialize exclusively in 2 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ (85.6mm x 54mm) sized cards. You can learn more about how to customize your standard sized ID card here.
What are the Dimensions of a Driver’s License?
A drivers license is 2 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ (85.6mm x 54mm). This is the same size as a standard credit card, conforming to the CR80 card standard.
Oversize ID cards are almost 42% larger than the standard ID card size. The typical ID card dimensions are 2 5/8″ X 3 7/8″. The ID card size in cm would be 6.7 X 9.9. This is also known as a ‘CR100 card’.
These cards were typically used for law enforcement IDs, local government IDs, and other government organizations, particularly in Europe. More recently, however, most organizations have moved towards the standard CR80 size cards. And, even Europe has moved to credit-card style IDs due to their compatibility with most ID card holders and wallets.