REAL IDs to be issued in ND

Published: May. 1, 2018 at 1:23 PM CDT
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The North Dakota Department of Transportation has started issuing REAL IDs in Bismarck with an expected statewide roll out later this month.

Don't worry though, the issuance of REAL ID's doesn't mean the state has been issuing fake IDs.

The REAL ID act was passed by Congress in 2005, the act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government "set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses."

The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards.

States have made considerable progress in meeting this key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission and every state has a more secure driver's license today than before the passage of the Act.

To get a REAL ID, you will need to present documents that establish your identity, date of birth, Social Security number, residency, residential address and any name changes.

These documents will have to come from three categories:

Category 1

1. Proof of Identification:

All individuals applying for a permit, license, or Identification card must show proof of identity, date of birth, legal presence in the United States, by presenting one of the documents listed below. As a reminder, no photocopies; no hospital certificates; all documents must be original or certified copies only:

U.S. birth certificate (state certified; Government issued)

Valid, unexpired U.S. passport

Report of Birth Abroad issued by the U.S. Department of State

Certificate of Naturalization

Certificate of Citizenship

Valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card

Valid, unexpired Employment Authorization Card

Valid, unexpired Foreign Passport with I-94

I-94 Card stamped Refugee or Asylee

Category 2

2. Proof of your social security number by presenting one of the documents listed below:

Social Security Card (the actual blue and white paper card)

W-2 Form

SSA 1099 Form

Non-SSA 1099 Form

Pay stub (must contain name and social security number)

Category 3

3. Proof of North Dakota residence address by presenting one document from List A and one document from List B OR two documents from List A.

List A

A government issued property tax form

Mortgage/Lease/Rental document

Homeowners/renter's insurance policy

Utility bill (electricity, gas, water, sewer, cable, recycle)

Residential non-cellular telephone bill

Parent's proof of address for a minor child

List B

North Dakota Driver's License, ID Card, or Permit

Valid North Dakota Vehicle Registration or Vehicle Title

Transcript or report card from accredited school

Statement from a financial institution (bank, credit union, or other financial institution)

Credit, debit, or charge card statement

Pay stub or statement from employer

All documents must contain your name and physical residence address. Post Office boxes are NOT acceptable for residence address. No photocopies, all documents must be original or certified copies only.

The standard state driver's license is valid for boarding domestic flights or entering federal facilities until October 2020 after that the standard license will not suffice.