What is Real ID and do I need one?
WHAT IS A REAL ID?
REAL ID CREDENTIAL
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.
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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
Consular Birth Abroad
Employee Authorization Card
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.