US Department of Homeland Security has provided a waiver to the State of North
Dakota for compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005. This means the current
ND Driver’s License and Identification Card (DL/ID) is accepted for access into
federal facilities, including military installations and boarding aircraft,
until October 2020. After October 2020, only REAL ID compliant credentials
will be accepted for this purpose.
North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is currently in the process
of implementing REAL ID. It is estimated that REAL ID credentials in North
Dakota will begin being issued in the summer of 2018.
are several documents each applicant will need in order to process a REAL ID
compliant credential. These documents along with additional information are
listed on the NDDOT website at: https://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/driverslicense/real-id-information.htm
As we get closer to the issuance of REAL ID compliant credentials, we will issue additional information regarding actual dates the service begins. Very importantly, it is never too soon to begin gathering your documents together. If you start now, then when you come in to get a REAL ID the process should be quick and easy.