Proof requirements for a permit, license or non-driver ID
If you plan on traveling
We recommend you come to the DMV now to get an Enhanced or REAL ID, and avoid a second office visit later. Learn about Enhanced, REAL ID and Standard documents.
Be prepared and know what to bring to the DMV office
Complete this guide to make sure you have the documents and proofs of identification you need.
'Standard' Permit or Driver License
If you would like to apply for a 'Standard' document that displays "NOT FOR FEDERAL PURPOSES", please review our Standard ID document guide that will show you what you will need to submit.
Need help finding enough proofs of ID?
You may have more proof than you think. Here are some ideas for how you can gather enough proofs of ID.
- 1. Starting in May 2025, you will need an Enhanced or REAL ID to board a domestic flight (unless you have a passport).
If your license or permit was issued before October 30, 2017 and is not Enhanced, you have a Standard document.
Newly issued Standard license and permits state: 'NOT FOR FEDERAL PURPOSES'