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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 license (CDL) and commercial learner permit (CLP) expiration dates have been extended by FMCSA until August 31, 2021, as long as they were not expired prior to March 1st, 2020. Medical certificate expiration dates have been extended until August 31, 2021, as long as they were not expired prior to March 1, 2021.

 

DPS and tag agents are now offering eight (8) year driver licenses and identification cards. Fees are double the four (4) year option.

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WHAT IS A REAL ID?

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REAL ID compliant driver licenses and identification cards have a gold star in the upper right-hand corner of the license to indicate it is REAL ID compliant. This is the only physical difference from a non-compliant credential, but it allows airport and federal officials to quickly identify the card.

Oklahoma credentials already provide a high level of identity security and fraud deterrence. The only physical difference with non-compliant driver licenses and identification cards will be not having a star in the upper right-hand corner.


DO I NEED A REAL ID?

You are not required to get an Oklahoma REAL ID compliant license or identification card; however, if you plan to fly domestically or access federal facilities or military bases after  May 3, 2023, you must have a REAL ID compliant license or identification card or another acceptable form of identification such as a passport or passport card. If you already have your passport, we suggest waiting to get your REAL ID compliant license when your current license expires.

In order to obtain a REAL ID you will need to provide proof of identity/lawful presence in the United States, your social security number and two proofs of your current Oklahoma address.

For a full list of acceptable documents view our REAL ID Document Checklist.  

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Any of the forms of identification below can be presented to fly within the United States or to enter a federal location. As long as you have one of these, you do not need a REAL ID. Remember to check your passport expiration date and renew if needed. Any of the below can be presented to fly within the United States or to enter a federal location. As long as you have one of these, you do not need a REAL ID.

Remember to check your passport expiration date and renew if needed.

Proof of Identity

Certificate of Live Birth

United States Passport

Citizenship Certificate

Naturalization Certificate

Consular Birth Abroad

Permanent Resident

Employee Authorization Card

Foreign Passport

Disclaimer: Contact the Department of Public Safety (DPS) if you have questions about or need assistance with the documents required to obtain a REAL ID. DPS reserves the right to reject unverifiable documents, request additional documents and investigate documents presented.

Last Modified on Jul 21, 2021
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