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News Releases

December 3, 2019
​ST. PAUL — With the deadline to be REAL ID ready less than a year away, state officials are encouraging Minnesotans who apply for a REAL ID to use the online pre-application tool …

October 28, 2019
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans wanting to take the Class D road test will have more than 3,000 weekend appointments to choose from at metro exam stations beginning Nov. 2. …

September 25, 2019
Minnesotans with standard driver’s licenses or identification (ID) cards are strongly encouraged to consider applying for a REAL ID, so they’ll be prepared ahead of the U.S. Department …

September 26, 2018
While Minnesotans won’t need to obtain a REAL ID for two years, a new driver’s services system capable of issuing them will go live on Oct. 1, 2018. The new system, developed by FAST …

September 19, 2018
A REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or ID card will not be required for domestic air travel for two years, but Minnesotans who choose to apply for one will need to bring in more …

September 12, 2018
While there is no need to obtain a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or ID card for two years, Minnesotans will be able to apply for one next month. Once available, the cost will be …

September 5, 2018
Minnesotans will be able to apply for a REAL ID-compliant card beginning next month, but they will have two years to obtain one if they choose. … The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS …

July 16, 2018
Minnesotans will see newly designed driver’s licenses and ID cards in the coming weeks as the state transitions from the current cards that were first issued in 2004. The Minnesota …

May 7, 2018
​ST. PAUL — Minnesotans should be able to use their standard driver’s license or identification cards for domestic air travel or access to federal facilities until 2020 since the state …

March 19, 2018
The information in this news release is dated and may have changed since its publication date. For up-to-date REAL ID information, visit REALID.dps.mn.gov.​ … They will be able to apply …