After reviewing and verifying your papers, your new permanent REAL ID card will be issued to you within 15 business days. If you do not receive it by mail, contact the Department of Motor Vehicles at 877-488-3833.
Within 10 business days, your replacement ID card will be mailed to you. If you prefer, you can pick up your card at a driver license office or by visiting us online.
Within 3–4 weeks, you will receive your new ID card in the mail. If you have not received your replacement ID card within 60 days, please contact us at 1-800-777-0133. You must include with your call request a copy of the original photo identification document that was issued to you with your current ID card.
If you provide us with your current address, we may send you email updates about how your ID card process is going. Or if there's something specific you want to know about your replacement ID card, such as whether it has changed addresses or needs to be re-scanned at a DMV office location near you, we'll let you know.
Here are some other things you should know about replacing your ID card:
You can replace your ID card at any time. In fact, most people do so when they first get their ID card, but it's not necessary.
Your old ID card can be used until your new one arrives. When you replace your ID card, the new one takes its place as your official ID document.
You don't need to show an existing ID card to obtain a replacement ID card from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
After paying your cost, you will be given a temporary paper ID to use while you wait for your card. Your ID card will come in the mail within two to three weeks. If you lose your ID card, you can get another one by going through the process again.
In most cases, there is a nonrefundable charge associated with applying for a new ID card, renewing an ID card, or changing your name on your ID card. The amount of this charge varies depending on whether you are replacing your current ID card or signing up for a new one.
Who needs to apply for a new ID card? Anyone who does not currently have any form of photographic identification (ID) may be required by state law to show photo ID when entering California. This includes but is not limited to drivers license/license plate number, personal identification number (PIN), and international travelers.
What if I don't have any form of photographic identification? You may provide other valid forms of identification in place of your photographic identification. Examples include but are not limited to: a birth certificate, passport, driver's license, military ID, tribal ID card, naturalization document, citizenship certificate, visa, or entry permit.
Where can I get a free ID card made? Any licensed practitioner of optometry or ophthalmology can make an official copy of his or her patient's photograph for use as a California ID card, driver's license/license plate number, or personal identification number (PIN).
10 to 15 days IMPORTANT: Please allow time for processing and shipping when applying for a REAL ID-compliant license or ID card (typically 10-15 days). Your current license or ID may be verified with the Department of Public Safety's Bureau of Driver Licensing (BDS) before your request is processed.
The Missouri Legislature passed legislation in 2005 requiring that all motor vehicle operators obtain a REAL ID by December 31, 2008. You cannot use your current license or identification card to meet this requirement. Instead, you will need to apply for a new license or ID card with the BDS. The process involves completing an online application, providing proof of identity, proof of residence, and proof of legal presence in the United States (for non-U.S. citizens).
If you do not comply with this requirement, you may face penalties including fines and imprisonment.
Approximately two to three weeks Your ID card will come in the mail within two to three weeks. It may take longer during high season or if there is a backlog of applications.
After successfully completing the driver's license or ID card application procedure, applicants will be awarded either a temporary driving permit (valid for 30 days) or an ID card receipt. Within 7–10 days, you will get your new driver's license or ID card in the mail. If you apply online, it could take up to an additional 7–10 days.
The process of getting a driver's license or ID card varies depending on what type of identification you want to use and where you live in Virginia. In general, the following steps are required:
1. Find an authorized DMV office. Each county has at least one location that issues licenses and ID cards. You can check with the clerk of court or the director of the local department of social services to find out which office is responsible for issuing licenses in your area.
2. Prepare all necessary documents. Make sure to bring the following items when you go to get a license or ID card:
- Proof of identity: A copy of your birth certificate or other proof of identity such as a passport or naturalization document
- Social security number (SSN)
- Address history documentation (last four digits of your SSN on any previous licenses)
- Photo identification (ID card or driver's license)