Minnesota Driver's Licenses, Permits & ID Cards
Due to high demand and increased wait times for DMV services, once maximum capacity is reached, LINES WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE DAY to be able to appropriately accommodate customers within set business hours.
FAQs About License & Vehicle Services and COVID-19
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%.
Renew Your MN Driver's License or ID Card Online
Skip the lines at the DMV! Minnesotans can now renew or replace a standard 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.
Card holders will not be required to have a vision screening and new photo taken until the next time they renew or upgrade their license.
Exceptions for Online Renewals
You must visit a DMV office in-person if:
- You need to change your name
- You need to change your address
- You need to change your signature
- You need to change your driver’s license number
- You want to upgrade to a REAL ID or EDL
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 10/01/21, but will not be valid for federal identification or domestic flights.
|Card Use||Standard||REAL ID||Enhanced Card|
|Domestic Air Travel||Only until 10/01/21||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 10/01/21||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, 2021. 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.