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REAL ID Information

Get the REAL ID option next time you renew your license

Don’t miss your flight! Federal identification requirements for domestic air travel will change on May 7, 2025. That is when the Transportation Security Administration will no longer accept a standard Oregon driver license or ID card to pass through airport security checkpoints.

If there is any chance you might travel by air in the future, get ready now. Consider getting the REAL ID option next time you renew your Oregon driver license, permit or ID card.

How to get the Oregon REAL ID option: Make an appointment at or drop by your local DMV office. You cannot change to REAL ID online – you must apply in person and bring the federally required documents to qualify for REAL ID.


Please note: Some U.S. passports or passport cards may not verify through the national verification system. DMV suggests that you come prepared with additional proof of identity, such as a birth certificate. 

Avoid the rush in 2025: Demand will go up for REAL ID in 2025 but you can avoid the rush. If your current Oregon license or ID card expires any time within the next 12 months, you are able to renew and add REAL ID now! If your driver license or ID card is valid for several more years, and you have a passport that will expire soon, you may want to renew your passport first and then in a few years add REAL ID. 

Other ID options for air travel: The TSA and other secure federal locations such as military bases will accept other forms of ID – such as a passport, passport card or military ID. For a complete list of federally acceptable ID, visit

Air Travel Information 

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