*** ATTENTION: We are now issuing first time Class E Driver’s License and Learner’s Permits ***

Phone: 504-364-0725
In 2005 the Federal Real ID act was passed and the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission were adopted. The act required the federal government to accept only Driver’s Licenses and State ID cards issued by states meeting the requirements of the Real ID Act. This includes screening citizens for commercial flights and entering federal buildings. Luckily ABC Title is an authorized issuer.

Real ID Complaints at ABC Title

  1. Real ID Compliant Driver’s License
  2. Real ID Compliant State ID Card

Although you will not need to be Real ID compliant for air travel until October 1, 2021, ABC Title can issue them now. Simply bring one primary form of ID, two secondary forms, and two proofs of residency.  We can upgrade your current Louisiana Driver’s License or Learner’s Permit making it Real ID Compliant.

For most applicants, this will require an unexpired US Passport OR original birth certificate; social security card, and two different proofs of residency.

*NOTE:  If your passport or birth certificate reflects your maiden name, then you must also bring your marriage license in order to prove your identity.
SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

1) Real ID Compliant Driver’s License

Although you will not need to be Real ID compliant for air travel until October 1, 2021, ABC Title can issue them now. Simply bring one primary form of ID, two secondary forms and two proofs of residency.  We can upgrade your current Louisiana Driver’s License or Learner’s Permit making it Real ID Compliant.

For most applicants, this will require an unexpired US Passport OR original birth certificate; social security card, and two different proofs of residency.

For your Real ID Checklist click here. And for Real ID requirements click here.

2) Real ID Complaint Louisiana State ID Card

The requirements for a Louisiana Real ID compliant State ID Card are the same as those for a Real ID Driver’s license, except that if you have both a Driver’s License and State ID, they cannot both be Real ID compliant.  We can upgrade your current Louisiana State ID making it Real ID Compliant.

For your Real ID Checklist click here. And for Real ID requirements click here.

FAQs:

Q. My driver’s license is not expired, will I be able to board a commercial flight without a Real ID.

A. The real ID deadline is not until 10/2021. For example, if you do not expire until May 2022, you could wait until then to apply for Real ID Compliance.

Q. How much does the Real ID cost?

A. There are no additional fees, other then our $18.00 convenience fee if you wait until you expire to upgrade. However, if you would like to upgrade prior to expiration, then you would pay for a duplicate which costs from $13 to $17 plus our $18 fee.

Q. Do you require original documents to upgrade to the Real ID?

A. Yes, they must be original.  If you do not have them, then you must reach out to the issuing agency for a duplicate original or certified copy.

Q. What if I do not have utility bills or other proofs of residency in my name?

A. We can accept the unexpired state issued ID or Driver’s license of your spouse, guardian, or parent; state or federal tax return listing you as a dependent; or school records showing your residential address.

Q. Can upgrade my teens learners permit or TIP to a real ID while upgrading them to a permit or license?

A. Yes, provided you have the required documents.  The document required in addition to those needed for the upgrade is your dependent’s social security card.