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Driver’s License and State IDs

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To obtain a duplicate Alaska Driver License, or Alaska State ID, you must prove the following elements: your full legal name, identity, date of birth, lawful status in the United States, social security number, and proof of residential address.

There are four steps to obtaining an Alaska Driver License or Alaska State ID:

  1. Fill out form 478 listed below under "Drivers License Application"
  2. Provide two pieces of identification
  3. Pass a vision test
  4. Have a new photo taken for your ID

See below for more information about each of the steps in this process.

Driver License and Alaska ID Application

You must complete Form 478 (Driver License Application) in order to apply for your Alaska Driver License or Alaska State ID.

Identification

You must provide two forms of identification. All documents presented must be unaltered certified originals, certified amended originals, or true copies certified by the issuing agency. Documents must be valid and unexpired and may not be laminated. Foreign documents must have certified English translation.

All documents presented must be unaltered certified originals, certified amended originals, or true copies certified by the issuing agency. Documents must be valid and unexpired and may not be laminated.

Acceptable Forms of Identification

A full list of primary and secondary documents can be found on the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles website.

Pass a Vision Test

A test is required of each driver to determine visual acuity before any license or permit is issued. This includes original, renewal, and duplicate licenses. A tele binocular device is used to check vision. If you normally wear corrective lenses, bring them with you when you apply for any type of license.

In lieu of the vision test, you may submit a certified statement from a licensed physician or optometrist stating that your vision meets or exceeds the department’s standards.

New Photo for ID

Your picture will be taken after all requirements for a license or permit have been successfully completed. When obtaining a photograph for your driver’s license, all hats and head coverings, sunglasses, hair, and theatrical makeup must be removed. Head coverings for religious or medical reasons may remain, but must be moved above the forehead to allow a full facial picture to be taken.

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