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What is a REAL ID?

In 2005, Congress passed the REAL ID Act to set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses. On October 1, 2021, all Americans will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another accepted form of identification to go through airport security or enter secure federal buildings.

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Nevada Driver’s License

How do I know if I have a REAL ID?

Nevada driver’s licenses that are REAL ID compliant have a star in the upper right corner.

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Do I need a REAL ID?

Take this quiz to find out if you need to get a REAL ID or wait until the next time you renew your driver’s license.

01

Do you have a valid U.S. passport, U.S. passport card, foreign passport, permanent resident card, or U.S. Department of Defense ID?

You do not need a REAL ID right away. Remember you'll need to bring this compliant ID to board any aircraft after October 1, 2020.
02

Do you plan to fly within the US after October 1, 2020?

You may want to consider getting your REAL ID or a passport. You will need to present a REAL ID or other compliant ID to board any aircraft after October 1, 2020.
03

Do you plan to visit a military base, nuclear facility or federal building that requires ID upon entrance?

You may want to consider getting your REAL ID or a passport. You will need to present a REAL ID or other compliant ID to enter secure fedral facilities after October 1, 2020.
You do not need a REAL ID right away. Consider getting one next time you renew your license or before travelling.

Document Quiz

If you do not have any of the documents listed, please visit the DMV website for additional information.

01Proof of Identity - One document required

You need to bring in documentation of your identity, date of birth, and lawful status. If possible, select a document that has your current full name to avoid documenting any name changes. Do you have one of the following documents?

02Is your current full name listed on your identity document?

02BProof of Name Change - One document required for each name change

If the name on your identity document is different than your current name, you must bring a document to prove the name change. If you have changed your name multiple times, you must have proof of each change. Do you have the following?

03Proof of Social Security - One document required

You must provide proof of your full Social Security number. The document must contain your current legal name. Do you have one of the following documents?

04Proof of Nevada Residency - Two different documents required

Documents must show your name and Nevada residential address. Original printouts from online accounts are accepted. Documents must be dated within the past 60 days or the original or certified copy of the last-issued document. Do you have TWO of the following?