1. Make sure you are eligible for a real id
To be eligible for a real id, you must be a U.S. citizen or have a lawful permanent resident status.
2. Gather all of your documents
The documents you will need to get a real id include your driver's license, passport, birth certificate, and social security card.
3. Get a copy of your driving record
You can get a copy of your driving record from your state's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
4. Get a passport photo taken
You can get a passport photo taken at most pharmacies or post offices.
5. Pay the fee
The fee for getting a real id is $85.
6. Submit your application
You can submit your application online or in person at your local DMV office.
7. Wait for your card to arrive in the mail
Your card will arrive in the mail within 4-6 weeks after you submit your application.
8. ctivate your card
Once you receive your card, you will need to activate it by calling the REAL ID customer service line.