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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement date by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Commercial driver licenses (CDLs), commercial learner permits (CLPs), and medical certificates have been extended by FMCSA until May 31, 2021, as long as they were not expired prior to March 1st, 2020.

Primary Proof of Identification for a United States Citizen

For original issuance of a driver license or identification card, or for renewal after expiration, one of the following must be presented:

  • A certified birth certificate, as issued by the appropriate state agency from the state of birth. The birth certificate shall include the person's name, date of birth, and sex, shall be signed and sealed, and shall include the certificate number. To obtain a copy of your birth certificate, please see the National Center for Health Statistics' site on Where to Write for Vital Records.

            NOTE: The following documents are NOT acceptable as a birth certificate:

  • a hospital birth certificate or record
  • a birth registration
  • an abstract of birth
  • A United States passport
  • For a United States citizen who is born in another country, a certification issued by the United States Department of State.
  • For a naturalized citizen of the United States, a Certificate of Naturalization issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. The name on the document must be the same as the name used by the applicant on the driver license or identification card, and for every person born in another country and adopted as a minor child by a United States citizen parent, a Certificate of Citizenship issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service,
  • An Oklahoma driver license originally issued by Department of Public Safety on or after November 1, 2007
  • A State of Oklahoma identification card originally issued by the Department of Public Safety on or after November 1, 2007

For renewal or replacement of an unexpired driver license or identification card, one of the following must be presented:

  • Finger image comparison, if a Department-generated finger image algorithm is already on file with the Department
  • Any primary proof of identification listed above
Last Modified on Oct 05, 2020
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