Appointments & Walk-ins
For your convenience, we encourage you to schedule an appointment, however, we do accept walk-in customers on a first-come, first-served basis. If capacity is reached on a given day for walk-in transactions, customers will be informed upon entering the building in St. Louis Park.
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 5/3/23, but will not be valid for federal identification or domestic flights.
|Card Use||Standard||REAL ID||Enhanced Card|
|Domestic Air Travel||Only until 5/3/23||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 5/3/23||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.
Renew Your MN Driver's License or ID Card Online
Skip the lines at the DMV!
Minnesotans can now renew or replace a standard, Class D driver’s license or ID card online. Select "Apply for a Driver’s License or State ID" and follow the prompts at: drive.mn.gov.
Exceptions for Online Renewals
You must visit a DMV office in-person if:
- You need to change your name, address or signature
- You need to change your driver’s license number
- You want to upgrade to a REAL ID or EDL