REAL ID in South Dakota
The REAL ID Act was passed in 2005 as a way to ramp up security in the United States following the September 11 attacks. A REAL ID (or other federally accepted ID, such as a passport) will soon be required to:
- Board domestic flights.
- Enter federal facilities.
- Enter nuclear power plants.
South Dakota began issuing REAL ID-compliant licenses and IDs in 2009. If your ID has a gold star in the right corner, your ID is already compliant.
How to Obtain a REAL ID in South Dakota
To obtain a REAL ID for the first time, you must visit your local licensing office* and provide:
- Proof of identity. This may include a:
- U.S. birth certificate.
- U.S. passport.
- Permanent resident card.
- Proof of residency (2 documents required). Documents cannot be more than 1 year old. These may include your:
- Utility bill.
- Bank statement.
- Proof of social security. This may include your:
- Social security card.
- W-2 or 1099 tax form.
- Paystub showing full social security number (SSN).
- Payment for the applicable license or ID fee.
*Please schedule an appointment.
South Dakota REAL ID Fees
- Driver’s license or non-driver ID: $28
- Commercial driver’s license (CDL) renewal: $33
- $48 with HAZMAT renewal.
- Credit card fee: $2 or 2.95% of total fee (whichever is greater).