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