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CDL REAL ID Proof of Identity—Full Legal Name and Date of Birth

To apply for a REAL ID Commercial Driver License, you must provide 1 source document from the list below. DC DMV will NOT accept documents that are not listed below to satisfy proof of identity and date of birth. Source documents must be original. DC DMV cannot accept photocopies or scanned documents.

Source Documents:

  • US birth certificate or birth certification card filed with a State Office of Vital Statistics
  • Unexpired US passport
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of US Citizenship
  • Unexpired Permanent Resident Card

If you have a name change due to marriage or a court order, you are also required to bring, in addition to the above documents, your marriage certificate or court documents to show proof of your name change.

REAL ID Proof of Identity—Full Legal Name and Date of Birth (Non-Domiciled CDL)

To apply for a REAL ID Non-Domiciled Commercial Driver License, you must provide 1 source document from the list below. DMV will NOT accept documents that are not listed below to satisfy proof of identity and date of birth. Source documents must be original. DC DMV cannot accept photocopies or scanned documents.

Source Documents:

  • Unexpired foreign passport w/visa and I-94 reflecting duration of stay
  • Unexpired foreign passport w/visa (classification A and G), I-94, and US State Department letter (reflecting no diplomatic immunity)
  • Unexpired foreign passport w/visa (classification F), I-94 and I-20
  • Unexpired foreign passport w/visa (classification J), I-94 and DS-2019
  • Unexpired Employment Authorization Card
  • I-94  stamped Asylee and Asylum Approval Letter
  • I-94 stamped  Refugee

NOTE: A DC DMV REAL ID commercial driver license is valid for up to 8 years for US citizens. For non-US citizens, the length of time it is valid depends on visa classification and duration of stay in the US. Therefore immigration documentation must be resubmitted upon renewal for non-US citizens. Immigration documents include unexpired documents issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services or the US Department of State allowing lawful presence.