Vermont REAL ID
In the near future, you’ll be required to hold a federally accepted ID (such as a passport or REAL ID-compliant ID) to:
- Board a domestic flight.
- Enter nuclear power plants.
- Access certain federal facilities.
REAL IDs in Vermont are marked with a gold star in the upper-right corner. Vermont started issuing REAL IDs early, so most Vermonters already hold REAL ID-compliant IDs.
Obtaining a REAL ID for the first time requires visiting a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office. Consider making an appointment before visiting.
VT REAL ID Requirements
To obtain a REAL ID in Vermont, you’ll need to visit your local DMV office and provide*:
- Proof of identity and lawful U.S. presence. This may include your:
- Valid passport.
- U.S. birth certificate.
- Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization.
- Proof of social security. This may include your:
- Social security card.
- W-2 or 1099 tax form.
- Paystub that shows your full name and social security number (SSN).
- 2 documents to prove Vermont residency. These may include your:
- Utility bill.
- Lease agreement.
- 2 pieces of mail addressed to you at your current address (will also need another document that proves residency).
- Homeowner’s or renter’s insurance
- Payment for the applicable license or ID fee.
*The Vermont DMV provides a complete list of accepted documents.
Vermont REAL ID Fees
There is no additional charge to get a REAL ID in Vermont if you choose to upgrade when you renew. However, if it is not yet time to renew, you’ll have to pay the duplicate license or ID fee when you upgrade.
- Driver’s license: $51.00
- Non-driver ID: $24.00
- Motorcycle endorsement: $12.00
- CDL: $90.00
- Replacement/upgrade ID or license: $20.00