Gather your documents
Use DMV’s interactive REAL ID document checklist to gather all of the documentation you will need to apply for your REAL ID.
Complete the application online and upload your documents.
Be sure to save your confirmation code.
Visit a DMV Office
Check wait times before you go and bring your application confirmation code. Your confirmation code will work like an appointment.
Watch the Step-by-Step
The REAL ID Application Guide video on how to apply for a REAL ID on DMV’s YouTube Channel.
Need Something Else?
REAL ID Checklist
To apply for a REAL ID card, you must present documentation that includes your date of birth and your true full name. Confirm what documentation you need to get your REAL ID.
What Is REAL ID?
A REAL ID is a driver’s license or identification card that is also a federally accepted form of identification. REAL ID cards are marked with a gold bear and a star.
Second Residency FAQs
Learn more about how Second Residency is accounted for when applying for a REAL ID.