REAL ID in Minnesota
REAL ID is not a requirement for Minnesota residents. However, beginning October 2021 you’ll no longer be able to use your standard MN driver’s license or ID to:
- Board a plane (even for domestic travel).
- Access a nuclear power plant.
- Enter select federal facilities.
Not sure if you have a REAL ID already? REAL IDs have a star in the upper-right corner.
Here’s how to obtain a REAL ID.
Get a MN REAL ID
A REAL ID costs the same as a standard license or ID. However, obtaining a REAL ID requires a trip to your local DPS office or the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)* and presenting additional documents.
Visit one of these locations and provide**:
- Proof of identity, lawful U.S. presence, and birthdate. This may include your:
- S. passport.
- S. birth certificate.
- Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship.
- Permanent resident card.
- Proof social security. This may include your:
- Social security card.
- W-2 or 1099 tax return.
- Proof of Minnesota residency (2 documents required). This may include a:
- Statement from a financial institution from within the past 90 days (only 1 document from a financial institution is allowed).
- MN driver’s license, permit, or state ID.
- Utility bill from within the past 90 days.
- Payment for the applicable license or ID fee.
If the names on any of your documents do NOT match, you must also bring proof of legal name change. This may be a:
- Marriage certificate.
- Divorce decree.
- Court order.
*MSP allows customers to schedule an appointment to request a REAL ID in advance.
**A full list of accepted documents is available on the DPS website.
Minnesota REAL ID Fees
REAL ID costs the same as a standard MN license or ID.
- Class A license (under 21 years old): $31.
- Class A license (21 and older): $51.
- Class B license: $43.
- Class C license: $36.
- Class D license: $32.
- Non-driver ID (under 65 years old): $21.50.
- Non-driver ID (65 and older): $20.75.