Real ID

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.

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  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 May 1, 2023, 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; verbal confirmation of your social security number, and two different proofs of residency. (All documents must be in paper form and cannot be digital as we must scan them to the state).

*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 May 1, 2023, 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

A. The real ID deadline is not until 05/2023. For example, if you do not expire until May 2023, you could wait until then to apply for Real ID Compliance.

A. There are no additional fees, other then our $23.00 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 $23 fee.

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.

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.

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.