How Do I Get A REAL ID?

  1. Fill out the online application

    Filling out the online application will save time during your DMV visit.

  2. Gather your documents

    Use DMV’s interactive REAL ID document checklist to gather all of the documentation you will need to bring to DMV to apply for your REAL ID.

  3. Visit a DMV Office, No Appointment Needed!

    REAL ID Applications no longer need an appointment! Simply gather your documents, fill out your application, upload your documents, get your confirmation and walk-in.

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government extended the REAL ID enforcement date to October 1, 2021, a year later than previously announced, to give people more time to apply.

Watch the Step-by-Step

The REAL ID Application Guide video on how to apply for a REAL ID on DMV’s YouTube Channel.

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Cartoon illustration of keys and checklist.

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