Applying for your CityKey

The Chicago CityKey is FREE! We do not charge for an appointment.

To apply for a CityKey ID, you must now schedule an appointment using the CityKey appointment system for a printing event by following the simple steps in our video below:


To get started, go to and scroll down to our services to schedule an appointment by date or location.

Once you select the desired location or date, you can add additional applicants, you are limited to 4 applicants. From there, you can choose from the available appointments.

After submitting your request, you will be prompted to enter your email address to submit your appointment and receive a confirmation email with your confirmation code. You can enter more than one email if there is more than one applicant.

Lastly, you will be redirected to your appointment confirmation code. You must present this code at the time of the appointment to enter the event and apply for a CityKey.

After you’ve scheduled an appointment, you can view or cancel your appointment by clicking on the lookup an existing appointment and cancel or reschedule an appointment buttons on the appointment homepage. 

Please note, that a record of your email address will be kept and used to provide you with appointment details.

Items to bring to your appointment:
  1. Bring the proper documentation, including the required Proof of Identity and Proof of Residency. Review the CityKey document guide to determine what documents you can submit.
  2. CityKey application, select an application form below:

  3. Confirmation code, this is the code that is emailed to you after you confirm your appointment.

Don’t see any appointments? No worries, we add new events weekly to our site. For more information, check out our CityKey FAQ

Please note: only Chicagoans can apply for a CityKey ID.

We hope to see you soon!