Want to apply for an Alaska Real ID?
Applying is fast, easy, and affordable at Auto Tags & Titles. Our friendly representatives are here to help you complete the required paperwork to register for your Real ID, and there's never a need to book an appointment. Most of our wait times are limited to 0-20 minutes, however, a member of our staff can always provide a more accurate time estimate over the phone.
Want to save even more time? You may complete the D1 Real ID application in advance. Do not sign or date the application until you are present in front of a DMV agent.
Documents You'll Need to Apply for a Real ID
To be issued an Alaska Real ID driver license, permit or ID card, you must demonstrate the following three things:
- Prove who you are
- Prove your SSN belongs to you
- Prove where you live
Use this printable checklist or visit the Alaska DMV site to ensure that you have the necessary documentation required to apply for a Real ID.
Alternative Documents to Apply for a Real ID
If you have difficulty finding documents to meet the criteria above, please review the list below for alternative documents.
Address verification documents for a parent can be used for a minor child. If the minor's last name is different from the parent's, you must provide legal documents showing the reason for the difference. Examples would be a marriage license, divorce decree, legal name change etc.
Still have questions about Alaska Real ID?
What is REAL ID?
Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:
- Accessing Federal facilities
- Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
- Entering nuclear power plants
Beginning May 3, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security requires your driver's license (DL) or identification (ID) card to be REAL ID compliant if you wish to use it as identification to board a domestic flight or enter military bases and most federal facilities.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us or you can send us a message using our online contact form.