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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 April 15, 2021:

  • Standard licenses and ID cards: DVS is currently processing standard applications from March 24, 2021
  • REAL ID-com​pliant licenses and ID cards: DVS is currently processing REAL ID applications from March 24, 2021.
  • Enhanced driver's licenses and ID cards: DVS is currently processing Enhanced applications from March 24, 2021.

Total Licenses and ID Cards Issued since Oct. 1, 2018, as of April 15, 2021:

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

  • 2,416,098 standard licenses and ID cards.
  • 623,617 REAL ID-compliant licenses and ID cards.
  • 330,319​ Enhanced​ dr​iver'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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