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When REAL ID enforcement goes into effect on May 7, 2025, Kentucky driver’s licenses, permits or identification cards without a black star cannot be used at airport security checkpoints for U.S. commercial air travel or to visit federal facilities that require ID (like the White House or military bases). You have options and we can help!
Arrive prepared and save time at your appointment. Take the Idocument Guide quiz to learn what documents you need to bring with you to apply for a REAL ID.
Credential holders will need to prove their identity, social security, residency, and any name/gender changes to apply for a REAL ID.
New pricing is in place to account for the doubled renewal cycle and additional security features of REAL ID credentials
Book appointments online to ensure you get in and out as quickly as possible. Walk-ins are still welcome at limited capacity.