REAL ID in Montana
A REAL ID is not required if you live in Montana. However, you may want one if you plan to travel in the near future. A REAL ID or other federally accepted ID (like a a passport) will be required to:
- Board a plane.
- Enter a federal facility.
- Enter nuclear power plants.
Each Montana REAL ID is marked with a gold star in the upper-right corner.
Montana REAL ID Requirements
Obtaining a Montana REAL ID requires visiting your local Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) office.
Consider making an appointment ahead of time.
There, you must provide* your:
- Proof of identity. This may include your:
- U.S. passport.
- Certificate of Naturalization.
- Consular report of birth abroad.
- U.S. birth certificate.
- Proof of Montana residency (2 documents required). This may include your:
- Montana driver’s license or ID.
- Credit card statement.
- Insurance policy.
- Proof of name change (if applicable). This may include your:
- Marriage license.
- Court order granting a name change.
- Domestic partnership registration.
- Social security number (SSN).
- Payment for the applicable fees.
*The MVD has a full list of accepted documents.
REAL ID Fees in Montana
- First-time license: $50 + license fees.
- Upgrade at time of renewal (within 6 months of expiration): $25 + license renewal
- Upgrade before time of renewal: $50 + license fees.