Which ID is right for me?

See sample Standard, REAL and Enhanced documents

Table: Detailed comparison of Enhanced, REAL ID, or Standard License/ID types
ID featuresStandardREAL IDEnhanced
Can use for Photo ID purposesYesYesYes
Is acceptable for Federal REAL ID purposesNoYesYes
Can use to board a domestic flight (within the U.S.)Not after October 1, 2021YesYes
Can use to enter a Federal building or military baseNot after October 1, 2021YesYes
Can use to cross U.S. border from Canada, Mexico and some Carribean countriesNoNoYes
Shows your residential address (where you live)YesYesYes
Requires an office visit to get one (if getting an ID for the first time)YesYesYes
Requires an office visit to replace or renew NoNo, unless you are changing from a StandardNo, unless you are changing from a Standard

Cost (in addition to regular transaction fees)

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NoNoYes - $30

Displays on the front of the document

NOT FOR FEDERAL PURPOSES

See sample 'Standard'

Star displayed on REAL ID documents

See sample 'REAL ID'

Flag displayed on Enhanced

See sample 'Enhanced'