Items needed for driver’s license, ID card, REAL ID
AMES — People applying for their first Iowa driver’s license, an identification card, a duplicate card to replace a lost or stolen one or one of the new REAL ID-approved versions need to bring certain documents with them.
A person needs to bring acceptable proof of: age, identity, current full legal name, Iowa residency, legal presence in the United States and Social Security number.
The Iowa Department of Transportation’s new online application, “Prepare for Success,” helps create a personalized list of the documents to bring when applying. It’s free, easy to use and the list can be printed for use while gathering documents. Check it out at: www.iowadot.gov/mvd/realid/success.html.
Mark Lowe, director of the Iowa D.O.T.’s Motor Vehicle Division, said, “This application is all about making it easy for our customers. It saves time, hassles and repeat visits to the driver’s license station. And best of all, it is personalized so you can choose from the list of acceptable documents that you have available.”
For additional information about Iowa’s driver’s license requirements, issuance sites, test schedules and fees, and REAL IDs, visit: www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ods.