Non-U.S. citizens (not including permanent residents) are not eligible to apply for a federally-compliant REAL ID.
Non-U.S. citizens may obtain a standard driver's license or personal ID by visiting any KYTC Driver Licensing Regional Office to present legal presence documentation and proof of residency to apply for a standard credential. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will confirm the applicant's legal status through document examination and the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) system.
If any testing is required to obtain a Kentucky standard credential, the applicant must first schedule a testing appointment with the Kentucky State Police.
The expiration date on the applicant's permanent credential will coincide with their documentation and will not exceed four (4) years. Applicants will pay the new standard driver's license fee of $43. Non-U.S. citizens are not eligible to receive a REAL ID. A list of required documentation based on the applicant's status and residency requirements is available here.