Sometimes non-drivers are asked to show identification. A state ID card fulfills that need and can be issued to a person of any age.
Changes coming in 2020 to ID cards and driver's licenses
Starting October 2020, if you don’t have a passport, you will need to have either a REAL ID or an enhanced ID or driver’s license for domestic air travel. At that time, a standard ID or driver’s license will no longer be valid for domestic air travel.
Before traveling, always check with your destination for ID requirements. For those traveling now see MN driver’s license and ID options.
See the ID options section for more details or visit MN Driver and Vehicle Services.
Save time: Pre-apply for your license
You still need to visit an office to complete the request to get your new Minnesota license.
- Pre-applying online will decrease the time you spend at the counter when getting your license
- Please be sure to bring your confirmation page and the documents listed on the confirmation you receive at the end of your request
- Pre-apply for your license now