Real ID Available For Oklahomans Starting June 29

Monday, June 29th 2020, 5:12 am
By: Shannon Rousseau


The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety will begin issuing Real IDs to the public on Monday, but only at select locations in the Oklahoma City metro area.

DPS said they're currently doing a pilot program for OKC and Edmond, Oklahoma. They said they'll roll out to south OKC and then Tulsa, which will be sometime in the summer.

A Real ID is a state-issued driver's license and identification card with added federal security standards.

While you will eventually need one if you plan to fly domestically or visit a federal building, you will not be required to have one until October 1, 2021. The original deadline was October 20202, but the federal government extended the deadline by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

But for those wanting to go ahead and make the switch, be sure to bring the proper documents.

If you don't have the following documents, you will be turned away. DPS says you'll need:

Proof of identity, like a birth certificate or passport.
Proof of Social Security, like your social security card or W2.
Two proofs of residency, like a utility bill, lease agreement, or mortgage.

DPS says it is best to make an appointment, but they are accepting walk-ins. DPS also wants people to wear masks and understand that the number of people in the building will be limited.

If you get a Real ID this week know that you will not walk out with one. Instead, you'll get a temporary paper driver's license with a Real ID arriving in the mail within 7 to 10 business days.

For more information on what to bring, click here.

For any additional Real ID questions, click here.