REAL ID is a federal security credential added to State-Issued Driver Licenses and Identification Cards that establishes a minimum security standard required for specific activities.
Beginning May 7, 2025, a REAL ID License or Identification card, or valid federal identification document (i.e. U.S. Passport) will be required to:
Our REAL ID checklist will provide you with the documents required for your visit.
A REAL ID is marked by a gold star in the upper-right hand corner.
It will not have a gold star marked in the upper-right hand corner. If you plan to fly domestically, a REAL ID is recommended.
If you do not think you have a need to fly, enter a federal building, or visit a military installation or nuclear site, you do not need a REAL ID.
However, if you suddenly need to fly on or after May 7, 2025 and you do not have a valid U.S. passport, military ID, or another federally approved identification, you will need a REAL ID in order to board a commercial domestic flight.
Regardless of whether you have a REAL ID or not, you must still have an unexpired U.S. Passport to travel internationally.
You do not need a REAL ID driver license or identification card to do any of the following:
Use our easy online checklist to make sure that you have everything you need to bring to your appointment.
Many Service Oklahoma Licensing Office locations provide walk-in services and appointments.
If you are a U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident, you may also visit an approved Licensed Operator (previously called a tag agency) to receive a REAL ID.
If you are under the age of 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian with you.
Be sure to bring the documents from your REAL ID checklist to your appointment. Your checklist was sent to your email if you elected to provide it.
If you are over the age of 62, you will be charged a prorated fee for a Driver License or State ID until you are 65.
You can visit your local Social Security office to obtain a Social Security card.
You can request a new birth certificate by visiting the Oklahoma State Department of Health website.
A REAL ID is a new form of identification that has its own federal documentation requirements. Even if you previously submitted your proof of identity documents to Service Oklahoma for a Driver License or State ID card, you must do so again in order to meet federal REAL ID application requirements. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
No. You must visit a Service Oklahoma Licensing Office or Licensed Operator in person to apply for a REAL ID for the first time. You will need to show documentation proving your identity and Oklahoma residency. Visit Service Oklahoma's Real ID Checklist to understand the documents you must bring to your visit.
Due to a high volume of requests recently, the typical turnaround time to receive a REAL ID is 60 days.
See the required documents needed to add a REAL ID credential to your license or State ID.