REAL ID in Alaska
Beginning on October 1, 2021, you will need a passport or federally accepted REAL ID to:
- Board a flight (even for domestic travel).
- Enter certain federal facilities.
- Enter nuclear power plants.
REAL IDs are not mandatory for Alaska residents or drivers.
To obtain a REAL ID in Alaska, you must visit the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Alaska REAL ID Requirements
If you wish to obtain a REAL ID, you’ll need to visit your local office and provide your:
- Proof of identity. This may include your:
- S. Birth certificate.
- Valid U.S. passport or passport card.
- Certificate of Naturalization or U.S. citizenship.
- Proof of Alaska residence (2 documents required). This may include your:
- Lease agreement.
- Mortgage bill.
- Records from a financial institution.
- Proof of social security. This may include your:
- Social security card.
- W-2 or 1099 tax form.
- Pay stub.
- Payment for the applicable fee.
If your name does NOT match the names on any of these documents, you will have to provide proof of name change, such as a marriage or divorce certificate or a court-issued document of name change.
*The Alaska DMV website has a complete checklist containing all acceptable documents.
Alaska REAL ID Fees
The REAL ID fee is $20 added to your license or ID transaction.
- Alaska driver’s license renewal: $20 + $20 REAL ID fee = $40.
- Alaska non-driver ID renewal: $15 + $20 REAL ID fee = $35.
- Alaska commercial driver’s license (CDL) renewal: $100 + $20 REAL ID fee = $35.
- Alaska non-driver ID for residents that are 60 years old or older: $0 + $20 REAL ID fee = $20.