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Real ID Driver's License and ID Training Module

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5 Things to Know about REAL ID and the New Driver’s License/ID Card Design

 
The new Minnesota driver’s license and ID card design has people wondering about REAL ID. Here’s what you need to know:
 
  1. The newly designed cards being issued now are not REAL IDs.

  2. You do not need to take any action at this time to comply with the federal REAL ID law.

  3. You will be able to apply for a REAL ID-compliant card in October 2018, but you will have two years to obtain one if you choose. That means you will be able to use your standard license or ID card for federal purposes, including boarding domestic flights, until October 1, 2020.

  4. Minnesotans whose driver’s licenses or identification cards expire before October 2018 should plan to renew their cards as they normally would. The renewed license or ID card will ​be valid for four years, barring a suspension or revocation.

  5. If you choose to apply for a REAL ID before your standard license expires, an early renewal fee would be charged and an additional four years would be added to the expiration date. Fee information is available on the REAL ID FAQ page.
 
Remember: There’s no need to rush to get a REAL ID- compliant card. You can use your standard license or ID card for federal purposes, including boarding domestic flights, until October 1, 2020.
 

 

 

What You Need to Bring when Applying for Real ID Compliant License/ID

 
 
 
Applying for a REAL ID compliant card requires additional documentation compared to the requirements for a standard Minnesota driver's license. A person must provide the following in person when applying:
 
  • One document proving identity, date of birth and legal presence in the United States.
    • If the name on the identity document is not the same as a person's current name, a name change document must be submitted.
  • One document proving social security number.
  • Two documents proving current residency in Minnesota.
 

   Real ID Driver's License and Identification Card Requirements 

 

  

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