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-In recognition of the Juneteenth holiday, all DC DMV locations will be closed on Wednesday, June 19. Regular business hours will resume on Thursday, June 20. Many of DC DMV's services will remain available online or via the agency's free mobile app.


-DC DMV will no longer prevent DC residents from applying for a new or renewed driver license because of failing to meet the requirements of the Clean Hands Law.

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REAL ID Credential Step-by-Step Process

Friday, August 12, 2022

The DC DMV issues a federally compliant driver license and identification card which is called “REAL ID”. Therefore, you need to find out what documents to COLLECT and BRING with you, so you can SECURE your new REAL ID driver license or REAL ID identification card. The REAL ID driver license and REAL ID identification card are our current driver license and identification card, and they require a one-time re-validation of source documents when you obtain a first-time DC credential, renew your DC credential, or obtain a duplicate credential (for lost, stolen, correction or address changes). The REAL ID credential has a black star in the upper right-hand corner.