REAL ID in Washington
You may not need a REAL ID. However, in the near future you’ll need a REAL ID or another federally accepted ID (such as a passport) to:
- Board a plane.
- Enter certain federal facilities.
- Enter nuclear power plants.
REAL ID-compliant IDs are called Enhanced IDs by the WA Department of Licensing (DOL).
WA REAL ID Requirements
Obtaining a REAL ID in Washington requires a visit to the local DOL office. There, you must provide*:
- Proof of citizenship. This may include a:
- S. passport.
- S. Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization.
- S. birth certificate.
- Proof of identity. This may include your:
- Unexpired Washington license or ID.
- Military ID.
- Any of the citizenship documents listed above.
- Proof of social security. This may include your:
- Social security card.
- W-2 or 1099 tax form containing your full name and social security number (SSN).
- Pay stub containing the full SSN.
- Proof of Washington residency (2 documents required). This may include your:
- Bank or credit card document.
- Utility bill from within the past 2 months.
- WA title or registration.
- Payment for the applicable fee.
*The DOL has a complete list of accepted documents.
Washington REAL ID Fees
- Non-driver REAL ID-compliant ID: $78.
- REAL ID-compliant license: $78
- Upgrade a standard license to a REAL ID: $4 per remaining year your license is valid.