Florida has documentation requirements for residents renewing or obtaining a new driver license or identification card. For office visits, you must bring an original birth certificate; proof of residential address; and either a social security card, valid passport, or current identification card that proves your identity. You will also need proof of name change, if applicable (marriage certificate, divorce certificate, etc.).
You must visit an office for these transactions with the following required documents:
- If you are applying for your first driver license or identification card
- If you have changed your name since your last renewal (eg: by marriage or divorce)
- When your current credential expires and you have already used the one-time “convenience” renewal option
If none of these apply then you can renew your license online, or by mail. Please come prepared to present one of the approved identification documents as proof of citizenship or legal presence.
Important update: Effective June 1, 2022, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will no longer accept out of state or U.S. territory addresses for applicants obtaining a Florida Class E license or Identification Card. These individuals must present proof of a Florida residential address in compliance with established Real ID address requirements.
For information about Commercial Driver License requirements, click here.
For a complete list of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles documents required select the applicable citizenship status below:
Click on the links below for printable PDF's for document requirements
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Make sure you have all the required documents to obtain a Florida driver license or ID card. For a complete list of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles select the applicable citizenship status below:
Check for the Star!
Beginning May 3, 2023, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States. Check if your Florida driver license is REAL ID complaint by checking for the gold star in the upper right corner of your license. If you are not yet REAL ID compliant, you will need to bring documents that prove your identity to update your license. Click here to find out what all you will need to bring.