REAL ID in North Dakota
North Dakota residents can choose whether or not they wish to obtain a REAL ID. However, REAL ID, or another federally accepted ID, will be required in the future if you want to:
- Board a flight (for domestic travel).
- Enter a federal facility.
- Enter a nuclear power plant.
A North Dakota REAL ID will have a gold star in the upper-right corner.
How to Obtain an ND REAL ID
If you decide to upgrade a standard ID to a REAL ID, you’ll be required to make a trip to your local licensing office and provide:
- Proof of identity and legal presence. This may include your:
- U.S. birth certificate.
- U.S. passport.
- Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship.
- Valid permanent resident card.
- Proof of name change (if applicable). This may include a:
- Marriage certificate or divorce decree.
- Adoption papers.
- Certified court order for the name change.
- Proof of social security. This may include your:
- Social security card.
- W-2 or 1099 form.
- Proof of North Dakota residency (2 documents required). This may include your:
- Tax statement.
- Utility bill.
- School transcript issued within the past 6 months.
- Payment for the applicable fee.
*The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) provides a complete list of accepted documents.
REAL ID Fees in North Dakota
There is no additional fee associated with a REAL ID vs. a standard ID or license. If you wish to upgrade to a REAL ID before it is time to renew, you’ll have to pay the $8 fee for a duplicate license.