REAL ID – A Guide to States’ Document Requirements

What you need to know about your State ID at a Glance!

The requirements below to receive a REAL ID license is for U.S. Citizens only. Please refer to links under each state for more information or if you are a non-U.S. Citizens. TSA has compiled a list of alternative documents for U.S. travelers and foreign travelers https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

 

Alabama:

Four documents to verify identity/date of birth, Social Security number and address of principal residence.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.alea.gov/dps/driver-license/star-id/star-id-document-list 
Non-US Citizen: https://www.alea.gov/dps/driver-license/star-id/star-id-document-list 

 

Alaska:

One document to verify identity, one form with full social security number stated. Two documents that prove residency.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://online.dmv.alaska.gov/REALIdChecklist
Non-Citizen: https://online.dmv.alaska.gov/REALIdChecklist

 

Arizona:

One document to verify identity, one document that provides your full social security number, 2 documents that show your current address

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://azdot.gov/motor-vehicle-services
Non-Citizen: https://azdot.gov/motor-vehicle-services

 

Arkansas:

Proof of legal presence, proof of any name changes, proof of identity, proof of social security number, 2 documents showing proof of Arkansas residency

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://appengine-demo.egov.com/apps/ar/DFA/RealID
Non-Citizen: https://appengine-demo.egov.com/apps/ar/DFA/RealID

 

California:

Fill out on line application, one proof of identity document, proof of social security document, 2 documents showing proof of California residency

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://realid.dmv.ca.gov/
Non-Citizen: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/dmv/dl

 

Colorado:

Previous license or identification card, proof of Colorado address, proof of social security and applicable fee.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/real-id-and-colorado
Non-Citizen: https://mydmv.colorado.gov/_/

 

Connecticut:

2 legal forms of identity, proof of social security number, 2 documents proving Connecticut residency.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://portal.ct.gov/DMV/Select-CT-ID/Select-CT-ID/Real-ID-Overview
Non-Citizen: https://portal.ct.gov/DMV/General/Homepage-Boxes/Drivers-License/Drivers-License-and-ID

 

Delaware:

Source documentation must be provided for proof of identity, lawful status in the U.S., date of birth, social security number, and 2 forms of primary residence address.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.dmv.de.gov/DriverServices/drivers_license/secureID/index.shtml
Non-Citizen: https://www.dmv.de.gov/DriverServices/drivers_license/DPC/index.shtml

 

District of Columbia:

Core categories requiring document proof are identity, social security number and 2 documents for residency.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://dmv.dc.gov/service/obtain-a-real-id-driver-license
Non US Citizen: https://dmv.dc.gov/node/1119126

 

Florida:

Legal proof of identity, 1 document showing social security number and 2 documents proving Florida residency.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.flhsmv.gov/driver-licenses-id-cards/what-to-bring/u-s-citizen/
Non-Citizen: https://www.flhsmv.gov/driver-licenses-id-cards/what-to-bring/non-immigrant/

 

Georgia:

1 form proving legal identity, 1 document with social security number, 2 documents proving Georgia residency.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://dds.georgia.gov/SecureID
Non-Citizen: https://dds.georgia.gov/your-georgia-drivers-license/license-id-and-permit-types

 

Hawaii:

Must apply in person, provide one legal documentation for identity and US status, one document with social security number and 2 forms of residency.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://hidot.hawaii.gov/hawaiistateid/
Non US-Citizens: https://hidot.hawaii.gov/hawaiistateid/

 

Idaho:

1 document to prove identity and lawful status and presence. 1 document that has social security number and legal name. 2 documents with legal name and residency in Idaho.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://itd.idaho.gov/starcard/
Non-Citizen: https://www.accessidaho.org/itd/driver/profile/index

 

Illinois:

Must apply in person. Provide proof of identity, proof of full social security number, 2 forms of residency and proof of signature

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://realid.ilsos.gov/
Non Citizen: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/drivers/drivers_license/drlicid.html#dlapp

 

Indiana:

Must apply in person, 1 document proving identity, 1 document proving lawful status, 1 document with name and social security number,2 documents with proof of residency.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.in.gov/bmv/2430.htm
Non-Citizen: https://www.in.gov/bmv/2430.htm

 

Iowa:

1 legal document proving identity, 1 document with date of birth, identity and lawful status or presence, 1 document with name and social security number, 2 documents with current Iowa residency and surrender old ID.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://iowadot.gov/mvd/realid/
Non-Citizen: https://iowadot.gov/mvd/driverslicense/new-iowa-residents

 

Kansas:

1 document to prove lawful status, 1 document of proof of social security number, 2 documents proving Kansas residency. For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://ksrevenue.org/dovrealid.html
Non-Citizen: https://ksrevenue.org/dovlicenses.html

 

Kentucky:

One valid document for proof of identity, one valid document for proof social security and 2 documents for proof of identity.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://drive.ky.gov/confidentKY/Pages/default.aspx
Non-Citizen: https://drive.ky.gov/driver-licensing/Pages/Non-US-Citizens.aspx

 

Louisiana:

Proof of lawful identity, Proof of social security number, and two documents for Louisiana residency.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://appengine.egov.com/apps/la/realid
Non-Citizen: https://www.expresslane.org/Pages/default.aspx

 

Maine:

One document that establishes identity, date of birth, and proof of U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residence, or temporary lawful status in the U.S., One document to establish proof of Social Security Number or evidence of Social Security Number ineligibility, Two documents to establish proof of residence in the State of Maine

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/licenses/realid.html
Non-Citizen: https://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/licenses/getlicense.html

 

Maryland:

One (1) proof of age and identity, One (1) proof of Social Security, Two (2) proofs of Maryland residency.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://health.maryland.gov/vsa/Pages/realid.aspx
Non-Citizen: http://www.mva.maryland.gov/drivers/apply/new-to-maryland.htm

 

Massachusetts: One proof of lawful presence, one proof of social security, 2 proofs of Massachusetts residency.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.mass.gov/guides/rmv-real-id-info-center#-u.s.-citizens-and-lawful-permanent-residents-
Non-Citizen: https://www.mass.gov/guides/rmv-real-id-info-center#-non-u.s.-citizens-

 

Michigan:

You must present one form of proof for social security and legal presence. One form of identity (more than one may be required) and two forms of residency.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1627_81569—,00.html
Non-Citizen: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1627—,00.html

 

Minnesota:

Proof of Identity, Proof of Social Security number and proof of any name change is required plus two documents that prove residency.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://dps.mn.gov/DIVISIONS/DVS/REAL-ID/Pages/default.aspx
Non-Citizen: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/real-id/Pages/default.aspx

 

Mississippi:
You are required to have social security card or official document w/social security number, 2 forms of residency, and a certified copy of your birth certificate.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.driverservicebureau.dps.ms.gov/FirstResponders
Non-Citizen: https://www.driverservicebureau.dps.ms.gov/Drivers/Non_Citizen

 

Missouri:

Proof of identification and lawful status, proof of social security number and 2 documents for proof of Missouri residency.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://dor.mo.gov/drivers/documents/RID
Non-Citizen: https://dor.mo.gov/drivers/idrequirements.php

 

Montana:

Proof of name, date of birth and authorized presence, 1 document that proves social security number, 2 documents that prove Montana residency. Also requires proof of name change.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://mtrealid.gov/required-docs/
Non-Citizen: https://dojmt.gov/driving/required-docs/

 

Nebraska:

Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Status, containing Name and Date of Birth, and Identity.  Principal Address in Nebraska (at least two documents are required). Applicants must disclose their valid social security number which can be verified through the Social Security Administration or show proof of exemption

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://dmv.nebraska.gov/dl/new-nebraska-resident-drivers-licensing
Non-Citizen: https://dmv.nebraska.gov/dl/new-nebraska-resident-drivers-licensing

 

Nevada:

1 form of proof of identity, 1 form of proof of social security number or exempt status, 2 forms of residential status in Nevada and an application for driving rights.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://dmvnv.com/realid.htm
Non-Citizen: https://dmvnv.com/nvdl.htm

 

New Hampshire:

1 item to show proof of identity, 1 item to show proof of social security, and 2 items that show proof of residency within 60 days of application – must relinquish old drivers license.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/driver-licensing/real-id/
Non-Citizen: https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/driver-licensing/non-us-citizen/index.htm

 

New Jersey:

2 proofs of residential address in New Jersey, 1 proof of social security number, 6 points of ID – matches names on other documentation requires and shows proof of your identity.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/realid/
Non-Citizen: https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/drivertopics/noncitizens.htm

 

New Mexico:

Provide proof of lawful identification and citizenship, 2 documents with proof of residency and one document proving identification number (social security). Documents for proof of residency dependent upon the proof type,

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://realid.mvd.newmexico.gov/
Non-Citizen: http://mvd.newmexico.gov/apply-for-new-driver-s-license.aspx

 

New York:

Required DMV Office visit, 1 document with proof of identity, Proof of Social Security Number or Social Security Number ineligibility, Proof of date of birth, Proof of U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residency or temporary lawful status in the U.S., 2 documents with proof of New York residency

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://dmv.ny.gov/driver-license/federal-real-id
Non-Citizen: https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/resources-non-us-citizens

 

North Carolina:

Must visit DMV office and provide a document with proof of identity and date of birth, 1 document with proof of social security number and two documents with current physical address.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/license-id/nc-real-id/Pages/requirements.aspx
Non US Citizen: https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/license-id/nc-real-id/Pages/requirements.aspx

 

North Dakota:

Proof of legal presence, proof of any name changes, proof of identity, proof of social security number, 2 documents showing proof of residency

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/driverslicense/real-id-information.htm
Non-Citizen: https://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/driverslicense/othernations.htm

 

Ohio:

Proof of Full legal name, Date of birth, Legal presence in the US, Social Security number Ohio street address – TWO documents, from different sources, proving Ohio street address that are listed on the Acceptable Document List are required for proof of Ohio residency and if applicable. proof of name change

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.bmv.ohio.gov/NEWDL-ID/
Non Citizen: https://www.dmv.org/oh-ohio/id-cards.php

 

Oklahoma:

It is estimated that the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety will begin issuing REAL ID documents April 30, 2020, at selected locations across the state. REAL ID driver’s licenses and ID cards will be available to all Oklahomans statewide by August 31, 2020.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.ok.gov/dps/FAQs/REAL_ID_FAQs.html
Non Citizen: https://www.ok.gov/dps/Obtain_an_Oklahoma_Driver_License_ID_Card/Transfer_a_Driver_License_from_Another_State/
Transfer_a_Driver_License_from_a_US_Territory/Transfer_US_ID_Requirements/

 

Oregon:

Proof of identity and legal presence, proof of social security number and legal name and 2 documents proving Oregon residency.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/pages/realidtraveler.aspx
Non-Citizen: https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/pages/driverid/licenseget.aspx

 

Pennsylvania:

Proof of identity and citizenship, social security number and 2 documents of Pennsylvania residency.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.dmv.pa.gov/REALID/Pages/default.aspx
Non Citizen: http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Public/DVSPubsForms/BDL/BDL%20Publications/pub%20195nc.pdf

 

Rhode Island:

1 Proof of identity document, 1 proof of social security document and 2 proofs of Rhode Island Residency.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/realid/
Non Citizen: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/

 

South Carolina:

Proof of identity, social security number and 2 documents with proof or current South Carolina address.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: http://www.scdmvonline.com/Driver-Services/Drivers-License/REAL-ID
Non Citizen: http://www.scdmvonline.com/Driver-Services/Drivers-License/REAL-ID

 

South Dakota:

Proof of legal presence, Proof of social security and 2 documents with proof of residency in South Dakota. Any changes to current ID must have proof of change.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://dps.sd.gov/driver-licensing
Non-Citizen: https://dps.sd.gov/driver-licensing

 

Tennessee:

Proof to establish citizenship or legal presence, Proof of full social security number, 2 proofs of Tennessee residency.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.tn.gov/tnrealid/requirements.html
Non Citizen: https://www.tn.gov/safety/driver-services/online.html

 

Texas:

Application, proof of identity, legal citizenship and social security number and proof of Texas residency

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/federalRealIdAct.htm
Non US Citizen: https://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/LawfulStatusDLID.htm

 

Utah:

Proof of identity, proof of social security number, proof of any name change and 2 documents with proof of residency.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://publicsafety.utah.gov/2019/01/09/real-id-what-you-need-to-know/
Non-Citizen: https://dld.utah.gov/license-permit-idcard/

 

Vermont:

Identity and legal/lawful status verification, Social Security verification and Vermont residency verification.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://dmv.vermont.gov/document/real-id-checklist
Non-Citizen: https://dmv.vermont.gov/document/real-id-checklist

 

Virginia:

Proof of identity, legal presence in the US, social security and 2 forms of Virginia citizenship.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/drivers/#real_id.asp?modal=yes
Non-Citizen: https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/webdoc/pdf/dmv141.pdf

 

Washington:

1 document to prove US citizenship, 1 document for personal identity, 1 document of proof of social security number and 2 documents with proof of Washington residency.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.dol.wa.gov/about/real-id-overview.html
Non-Citizen: https://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/idproof.html

 

West Virginia:
A completed Application for a Driver’s License or Photo ID Card ,1 document proving your identity, 1 document proving your Social Security number, 2 documents proving your WV residency

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://transportation.wv.gov/DMV/DMVFormSearch/Drivers_Licenses_REAL_ID_cards_brochure.pdf
Non-Citizen: https://transportation.wv.gov/DMV/Drivers/Pages/Drivers-Licenses.aspx

 

Wisconsin:

Proof of Name and Date of Birth, Proof of Legal Presence in the U.S., Proof of Identity, Proof of Name Change (if applicable), Proof of Social Security Number, Proof of Address

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/license-drvs/how-to-apply/realid.aspx
Non-Citizen: https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/license-drvs/how-to-apply/identity.aspx#

 

Wyoming:

Proof of identity, social security number and 2 documents with proof of residency

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: http://www.dot.state.wy.us/home/driver_license_records/id_cards.default.html
Non-Citizen: http://www.dot.state.wy.us/home/driver_license_records/driver-license.html

 

Puerto Rico:

Identity, citizenship and social security proof required. Proof of residency in Puerto Rico.

For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizen: https://www.dtop.pr.gov/real-id/ (Non English website)
Non US Citizen: https://www.dtop.pr.gov/real-id/

 

US Virgin Islands:

Proof of lawful citizenship, social security number and identity. 2 forms of residency.
For more information and approved list of identification documents or if you are a non-US citizen:
US Citizens: https://bmv.vi.gov/real-id/
Non US Citizen: https://bmv.vi.gov/drivers-license/

Shane Downey is GBTA's Vice President of Government Relations. In this role Shane oversees GBTA’s lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill and Brussels, a nationwide grassroots campaign, and the Business Travel PAC. Shane was recently named a 2019 Association Trends Leading Lobbyist. Shane comes to GBTA with over 11 years of government affairs experience. Prior to joining GBTA, Shane was a Senior Associate at a lobbying firm in Washington, D.C. In 1996, Shane oversaw the successful reelection of an Ohio Congressman. Shane is a proud fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes. He is never without hot sauce and in his spare time enjoys playing with his dog, Murphy.

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