Residents may get a state ID in Oklahoma if they can present proof of primary and secondary identification, such as a certified copy of a birth certificate or valid U.S. passport. Then, residents may use the credential as proof of age, address and identity. However, an ID card is not the same as a drivers license, as an identification credential does not provide Oklahoma residents with driving privileges. While the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) prints its Class D driver’s licenses on a blue background, it prints ID credentials on a red background.

While an OK identification card does not currently comply with minimum security standards under the REAL ID Act, the DPS will begin to issue its first REAL ID-compliant identification credentials in the spring of 2020. Since the state has an extension until October 10, 2019, Oklahoma residents may continue to use their standard cards for federal purposes through this date. To learn more about obtaining a non-driving identification credential, review the sections below.

Oklahoma DMV ID Requirements

To meet the DMV state ID requirements in Oklahoma, applicants must be able to provide proof of primary and secondary identification, just as they would if they were obtaining a driver’s license. These identity documents must prove full name, legal presence in the U.S. and date of birth. Unlike a driver’s license, however, applicants do not need to complete a vision, knowledge or driving examination before obtaining a non-driver identification credential. Additionally, Oklahoma residents may obtain an identification credential at any age, even if they are too young to apply for a driver’s license.

As part of the state’s ID card requirements, non-U.S. citizens who cannot present acceptable proof of identity may be eligible for a temporary identification credential. However, the temporary card will only remain valid throughout the length of their stay in the U.S., up to a maximum of four years (or whichever period is shorter).

What do you need to get an ID in Oklahoma?

“What do you need to get a state ID in Oklahoma?” residents may wonder. To obtain a non-driver identification credential, customers must pay a fee and present proof of their identity. In some situations, they may need to submit additional documents, as well. For instance, those who wish to obtain an identification credential must submit:

  • One primary form of identification. Acceptable proof of primary ID includes a certified copy of a birth certificate, a Certificate of Citizenship, a valid U.S. passport, a Certificate of Naturalization or a state-issued identification credential or driver’s license.
  • One secondary form of ID. When obtaining a DMV ID card, acceptable primary documents include a Social Security card, a marriage certificate, a home or life insurance policy, an out-of-state driver’s license, or a state-issued voter ID, employee I or gun permit. If an applicant is younger than 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian may submit an affidavit as the child’s secondary proof of identity.
  • A Parent Authorization Form. To obtain a child ID card for a minor who is younger than 18 years of age, parents or legal guardians must complete a signed and notarized Parent Authorization Form (DPS 300DLX 0113). This application for a non-driver ID credential must include the name and birth date of the minor and the full name, birthdate and driver’s license or ID number of the parent or guardian.
  • Proof of name change. If an applicant’s name differs from the information on his or her identification documents, the customer must also present proof of the former name change. Acceptable proof includes a marriage license, an adoption decree or a court order.
  • Payment for the DMV ID card fee and finger images for security purposes. All applicants must pay a fee and provide their finger images, as these images help to protect cardholders from instances of identity theft.

Note: To obtain a government-issued ID as a foreign national or legal permanent resident alien, acceptable proofs of primary identification include a foreign passport and a I-94 card, or an alien registration card.

In addition to the above documents needed for state ID eligibility, former servicemembers who wish to add a free veteran logo to their identification credentials must also present proof of past or present military service. These documents include one of the following:

  • A United States Department of Defense form (DD214/215)
  • A World War II discharge document
  • A Uniformed Services Identity Card or photo ID from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • A state-issued Army or Air National Guard Form (NGB 22/22A)

How to Get an ID in Oklahoma

Applicants cannot get ID online in OK, as all customers must appear in person to complete the application process. For instance, unlicensed applicants must apply in person, at a DPS driver license exam site, if they wish to obtain an original identification credential, while those who hold a valid unexpired state-issued driver’s license may obtain an ID credential by visiting a local tag agency (also known as a motor license agent). If minors younger than 18 years of age wish to apply for an identification credential, however, a parent or legal guardian must accompany them to the office.

To learn more about how and where to get state ID credentials, complete the required steps. These include:

  1. Visit a DPS driver license exam site or tag agency during regular operating hours
  2. Present one proof of primary and secondary identification
  3. Provide proof of a name change, if applicable
  4. Pay the application fee

Since office hours for processing DMV ID card applications typically vary by location, applicants may wish to contact the driver license exam site or tag agency before heading in for a visit. To find a local agency that handles requests such as these, a full list of office locations is available on the website of the Oklahoma DPS.

Before visiting the DMV to get ID credentials, applicants may also choose to schedule an appointment online. To do so, customers may use the Department’s “Inline Online – First in Line Every Time” online scheduling tool.

REAL ID Cards in Oklahoma

A REAL ID card is a federally compliant identification credential that meets minimum security standards under the REAL ID Act of 2005. While states do not need to comply with the REAL ID Act until October 1, 2020, individuals must present a federally acceptable proof of identification whenever they wish to board commercial aircrafts or enter certain federal facilities – after this date.

In addition to a REAL identification card, other federally compliant credentials include a military ID, a passport book or a passport card. Therefore, purchasing a REAL ID-compliant card is not mandatory, especially if individuals hold another type of federally acceptable credential. When boarding a commercial aircraft after October 1, 2020, other types of REAL ID-compliant credentials include the following:

  • Trusted traveler cards (for programs such as Global Entry or NEXUS)
  • Department of Defense (DOD) IDs
  • Permanent resident cards
  • Government-issued passports

While residents cannot apply for REAL ID credentials in the state at this time, they may continue to use their standard Oklahoma ID cards for federal identification purposes through October 10, 2019. During the spring of 2020, the Oklahoma DPS will begin to issue REAL ID-compliant cards. After the DPS begins to issue REAL ID-compliant cards, Oklahomans can choose to purchase a standard or federally acceptable credential.

How to Renew or Replace a State ID in Oklahoma

To replace a lost ID card in OK, applicants must visit a DPS office to request a replacement credential in person. During this time, customers must furnish one primary and secondary proof of identification. Additionally, those who wish to renew an identification credential that expired more than one year prior must present one primary and secondary form of ID when doing so.

In some cases, residents can obtain a replacement ID card by mail if they need to replace or renew their credentials while outside of the state or country. To do so, customers must complete an application (DPS 300DLS) before mailing it to the DPS.

DMV ID Costs in Oklahoma

Currently, the cost of purchasing or replacing an ID card in Oklahoma includes:

  • $25 to purchase a new identification credential.
  • $25 to replace an identification credential.
  • $0 to purchase or replace an identification credential, if applicants are 65 years of age or older.

When the state begins to issue its REAL ID-compliant cards in the spring of 2020, the cost of purchasing any type of identification credential will increase by $5.

Last updated on Wednesday, March 4 2020.