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Driver and Vehicle Services

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
 

License and ID Card Processing Times

How Long will it Take to Receive my License or ID Card?


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icense and ID Card Processing Times as of June 24, 2020:

  • Standard licenses and ID cards: DVS is currently processing standard applications from June 5, 2020.
  • REAL ID-compliant licenses and ID cards: DVS is currently processing REAL ID applications from June 1, 2020.
  • Enhanced driver's licenses and ID cards: DVS is currently processing Enhanced applications from June 10, 2020.

Total Licenses and ID Cards Issued since Oct. 1, 2018, as of July 1, 2020:

DVS launched a new driver services system on Oct. 1, 2018. Since that date, DVS has issued:

  • 1,624,835 standard licenses and ID cards.
  • 394,763 REAL ID-compliant licenses and ID cards.
  • 198,376 Enhanced driver's licenses and ID cards. 


Use the Where's My License? tool to find out where your license or ID is in the process.


Minnesotans who have questions or concerns about the status of their license or ID card can contact DVS at dvs.driverslicense@state.mn.us or 651-297-3298. Include your full name and date of birth with your question in the email.

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