Real ID: Easy as A, B, C

Standard Minnesota driver’s licenses will be accepted for official purposes, including air travel and federal facility entry, for one more year through October 1, 2020. 

When it’s time for a new license, you have a choice of Real ID, Enhanced ID or Standard ID. Starting in October 2020, only Real ID or Enhanced ID will be acceptable for domestic air travel. (Passports will still be acceptable for domestic and international air travel.) 

Ready for a new driver’s license? Here are the ABCs.

A – Additional documentation

More documents are needed to apply for Real ID and Enhanced ID. The Real ID Act requires Minnesota and other states to verify each document. All documents must be originals or certified copies. For information, visit

B – Bloomington license office

Not all cities have driver’s license offices, but Bloomington does. The Motor Vehicle/Deputy Registrar Office, 9930 Logan Avenue South, provides full services, including processing ID applications. Visit, call 952-563-8719 or email

C – Changed your name?

Ever had a name change? If your current name is different from the name appearing on one or more documents, you will be required to submit proof for each name change.

Save time online

An online pre-application lists each requirement step by step. Complete it before visiting Bloomington’s Motor Vehicle Office and save yourself time. The pre-application is available at

For more information, call 952-563-8719 or visit