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Driver Licensing > REAL ID

On January 3, 2017, the New Hampshire DMV began offering Driver Licenses and Non-Driver Identification Cards that are compliant with federal requirements, also referred to as REAL ID compliant identification. You are not required to obtain REAL ID compliant identification, since other forms of identification, such as a Passport, will be accepted for domestic air travel and for other federal purposes, such as entering secure federal facilities. Your current Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card will continue to be accepted for those purposes until October 1, 2020.

Should you wish to get a REAL ID compliant Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card, you must apply in person (whether renewing or applying for the first time) and proof of your identity and your NH residency will be required. Please visit our list of required documents Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol for a REAL ID compliant Driver License or Non-Driver Identification card.

For information regarding New Hampshire issued REAL ID compliant Driver Licenses and Non-Driver Identification cards, please visit our REAL ID FAQs page. For more information regarding the federal requirements of REAL ID, please visit the Department of Homeland Security FAQs.

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