Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles

Department of Administration

Division of Motor Vehicles

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General Information

Beginning October 1, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security requires your driver license (DL) or identification (ID) card be REAL ID compliant if you wish to use it as identification to board a domestic flight or enter military bases and most federal facilities.

To prepare customers, the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has created an interactive checklist to provide you with the documents you will need to apply for a Alaska REAL ID driver license or ID card.

Follow the steps indicated on the top of each page. The checklist is for your personal use – you will not be asked to present this list to get a REAL ID driver license or ID card.


Using the REAL ID Checklist does not guarantee you will be able to obtain a REAL ID card. This is a guide to help you through the process. There are special circumstances that are not covered by the checklist. There are driver license and ID card fees associated with applying for a REAL ID card, also knowledge and/or vision tests may be required. An individual can only receive one REAL ID card, either a REAL ID driver license or a REAL ID identification card, an individual cannot have both.

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