Is it time to renew your driver’s license? Are you unsure of what type of license you need?

The Otter Tail County License Center in Fergus Falls offers three different types of driver’s licenses: Minnesota driver’s license, Real ID and enhanced. Here are a few tips to help you decide which driver’s license is appropriate for you and a few checklists of what documents are required.

Plan to board a domestic flight starting Oct. 1, 2020?

You will need one of the following:

• Real ID driver’s license or ID card.

• Enhanced driver’s license or ID card.

• Passport or another acceptable form of ID.

Documents to Bring when applying for a Real ID driver’s license or ID card

Applying for a Real ID compliant card requires additional documentation compared to the requirements for a standard Minnesota driver’s license.

A person must provide the following in person when applying:

• One document proving identity, date of birth and legal presence in the United States.

If the name on the identity document is not the same as a person’s current name, a name-change document must be submitted.

• One document proving social security number.

If you have not updated your name change with the Social Security Administration, you must do so 24 hours prior to applying for a Real ID.

• Two different documents proving current residency in Minnesota.

Must have applicant’s name as used at print and current address in Minnesota. A P.O. box will not suffice as proof of current residency in Minnesota.

Regularly re-enter the U.S. at land or sea border crossings?

You will need one of the following:

• Enhanced driver’s license or ID card.

• Passport book or card.

Documents to bring when applying for an enhanced driver’s license or ID card

Applying for an enhanced compliant card requires additional documentation compared to the requirements for a standard Minnesota driver’s license.

A person must provide the following in person when applying:

• One document proving identity, date of birth and legal presence in the United States. If the name on the identity document is not the same as a person’s current name, a name change document must be submitted.

• One document proving social security number. If you have not updated your name change with the Social Security Administration, you must do so 24 hours prior to applying for a Real ID.

• One document proving proof of photographic identity. This document cannot be used as proof of legal name

• Two different documents proving current residency in Minnesota. Must have applicant’s name as used at print and current address in Minnesota. A P.O. box will not suffice as proof of current residency in Minnesota.

You must provide original documents or documents certified by the agency that issued them. Laminated documents will not be accepted. Digital documents shown on your phone or other electronic device will also not be accepted.

Name changes: If the name on any of the documents above is not the same as the name you currently use, a name-change document must be submitted.

Please visit the county website ottertailcountymn.us or REALID.mn.gov before you collect your documents to be sure your documents comply with identification requirements. EDLs are processed Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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