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Real ID Information

The identification requirements for air travel or entering a secure federal building will change on May 3, 2023. That is when the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will no longer accept a standard Oregon driver license or ID card to pass through airport security checkpoints. The good news is that you can be travel ready before the deadline. Oregon now offers you a choice of ID – a standard card or a Real ID card.

  • You may already be Real ID ready. There are many forms of identification that meet the Real ID requirements, so you may already have an ID that works. The most common is a passport or passport card. We have created an online quiz to help you determine if you already have what you need to meet the new federal requirements
  • Getting an Oregon Real ID will require an appointment. If you decide that an Oregon Real ID license or ID card is the right choice for you, you’ll need to schedule an appointment to visit a DMV office. The easiest time to switch from a standard card to a Real ID is during your regularly scheduled renewal, but you can change at any time by paying to replace your card and presenting the additional required documents at your appointment. 
  • Be prepared for your appointment to avoid delays. If you choose to get an Oregon Real ID, being prepared for your appointment is the first step to success. Create a personalized checklist of the documents to bring with you using our online tool. DMV does not accept photocopies of important documents, so plan ahead in case you need to get something like a certified birth certificate which may take time.  

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