Applying for a Florida ID Card
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) requires you to apply for your Florida REAL ID card in person.
To do so, make an appointment online using the DHSMV's OASIS online service before visiting a nearby driver license office and provide:
Proof of identity (1 document). Examples are:
A valid, unexpired U.S. passport.
Original or certified copy of a birth certificate.
Certificate of Naturalization issued by the DHS.
For non-U.S. citizens, please see “Non-U.S. Citizen FL ID Requirements" below.
Social Security card.
If you do not have a Social Security number, the DHSMV requires that you bring a letter from the Social Security Administration indicating you were never issued one, plus an acceptable document proving your identity.
Proof of FL residency (2 documents). Examples are:
Deed, mortgage, or rental/lease agreement.
Florida voter registration card.
W-2 form or 1099 form.
Payment for your FL ID card fee:
Original ID card: $25.
ID card renewal: $25.
Duplicate ID card: $25.
Address change: $25.
Tax Collector office additional service fee: $6.25
The DHSMV's GatherGoGet page has a list of all acceptable documentation.
Non-U.S. Citizen FL ID Requirements
You must provide 1 document (original or certified copy) to establish your identity, in addition to all other documents listed above for U.S. citizens. However, your identity document may be different, as you will not be able to provide a U.S. birth certificate or passport.
A few examples of acceptable documents for non-U.S. citizens include:
A valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card – I-551 for Lawful Permanent Residents.
A valid passport for non-immigrants (excluding asylum applicants and refugees).
Department of Homeland Security document (showing proof of lawful presence).