Minnesota Driver's Licenses, Permits & ID Cards
Services, Fees & Payment
In addition to cash, AAA Minneapolis License Bureau accepts local checks, cashier's checks/money orders, and credit cards, including American Express.
*Credit card transactions will have a service fee of 2.49%.
Driver Testing Stations
Knowledge and driver tests must be taken at a driver testing station. If you need to transfer your license from another state, you'll need to take a written test at a testing station.
AAA does not administer driving tests. Find the closest knowledge/road testing station.
Do I Need a REAL ID? What is an Enhanced Card?
The card type you should apply for will depend on your needs
REAL ID and Enhanced cards offer federal identification when boarding domestic flights. Enhanced cards provide the added convenience of border crossing by land and sea from Mexico and Canada. Standard Minnesota ID/Licence cards will be valid for state identification and driving even after 10/1/20, but will not be valid for federal identification or domestic flights.
|Card Use||Standard||REAL ID||Enhanced Card|
|Domestic Air Travel||Only until 10/1/20||Yes||Yes|
|International Air Travel||No||No||No|
|Land & Sea US Border Crossing||No||No||Yes|
|Access Federal Facilities, Military Bases, Nuclear Power Plants||Only until 10/1/20||Yes||Yes|
|US Citizenship Required||No||No||Yes|
More Information and What to Bring
Important Note: required documents must be printed out. Electronic documents are not accepted.
Enhanced License/ID Card
Valid for federal identification, including boarding domestic fights and access to federal facilities even after October 1, 2020. Can be used as U.S. border crossing documents by land and sea when returning from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean. Only issued to U.S. citizens.