You must have the following documents with you when you apply and pay for a Missouri driver license, instruction permit, or nondriver identification card.

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Documents Required to Obtain a Missouri Driver or Nondriver License or Instruction Permit

Utilize the Department's interactive guide to ensure you have the documents required to apply for your REAL ID.

New Missouri Resident (with an out-of-state driver license or nondriver license)

New Missouri residents with an out-of-state driver license or nondriver license, either valid or expired no more than 184 days, must provide acceptable documents of the following:

  • Proof of Identity;
  • Date of Lawful Status;
  • Proof of Social Security number; and
  • Proof of Missouri residential address.
    • NOTE: New applicants requesting a REAL ID-compliant document, a Commercial Driver License or a Commercial Learner's Permit must submit two acceptable documents as proof of Missouri residency and state of domicile.

Acceptable documents:

Additional documents will be required to verify an alternate mailing address or name change, if your current full legal name is different from the name on your identity or lawful status document.

If the out-of-state driver license or nondriver license is lost, stolen, or destroyed, you may instead submit a current Clearance Letter from that state, or other affidavit of lost license that includes the out-of-state license number and classification, endorsements, and restrictions to allow waiver of the Missouri knowledge and skills testing. Persons surrendering a valid driver license or a license that is within 184 days of original expiration date from a U.S. jurisdiction or specific U.S. Territories, may be eligible for transfer without additional knowledge or skills testing if all other status and eligibility requirements have been met.

Exception: To retain a hazardous materials endorsement at the time of transfer of a commercial license form another state, you must complete a Missouri hazardous materials knowledge test prior to application. At the time of application, the office will also be required to call to request that your previous Transportation Security Administration Threat Assessment results be transferred to the Missouri driver license record system.

Upon application for a Missouri driver license, nondriver license or permit any previously issued out-of-state document will be invalidated. For example, if you held a driver license in another state and applied for a nondriver license identification card in Missouri, the prior driver license will be considered surrendered and the other state will be notified to cancel the privilege.

NOTE: IF you are upgrading your driver license, take the above documents to a MSHP driver examination station when you take the written, vision, road sign recognition, or driving tests.

New Missouri Instruction Permit or Driver License (first-time driver)

New Missouri residents or residents applying for a first -time instruction permit or driver license must provide acceptable documents of the following:

  • Proof of Identity;
  • Date of Lawful Status;
  • Proof of Social Security number;
  • Proof of Missouri residential address; and
  • Driver Examination Record (Form 100) from the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) indicating successful completion of tests (not required for nondriver identification card).

Acceptable documents:

  • NOTE: New applicants requesting a REAL ID-compliant document, a Commercial Driver License or a Commercial Learner's Permit must submit two acceptable documents as proof of Missouri residency and state of domicile.

If you are age 15 to age 18, please read the Graduated Driver License Law information.

Renewal

To renew your driver license or nondriver license, you must present acceptable documents for:

  • Proof of Identity;
  • Date of Lawful Status;
  • Proof of Social Security number; and
  • Proof of Missouri residential address.
    • NOTE: Renewal applicants requesting a REAL ID-compliant document, a Commercial Driver License or a Commercial Learner's Permit must submit two acceptable documents as proof of Missouri residency and state of domicile.

Applicants with a current Missouri driver license, nondriver license or permit record with a previously verified Social Security Number on file, may be eligible to provide their number verbally to complete the required electronic verification inquiry to the Social Security Administration. If the electronic verification fails, you will be required to present a physical document to verify the number; or may be referred to the Social Security Administration for resolution.

Acceptable documents:

Additional documents will be required to verify an alternate mailing address or name change, if your current name is different from the name on your identity or lawful status document.

Duplicate

A duplicate license may be issued if you're applying more than 184 day prior to your current expiration date to replace a lost or stolen document, request a change of address on the printed card, request a change of name or other primary personal information. A duplicate may also be issued when requesting the addition of optional indicators such as a veteran, organ donor, permanent disability or boater safety notation to be placed on your driver or nondriver license. Additional documentation may be required when requesting some optional indicators. Refer to Other Information about the Missouri Driver License.

You may apply and pay for a replacement driver license, nondriver license, or instruction permit at any Missouri license office.

Applicants for a duplicate non REAL ID-compliant or duplicate of a previous REAL ID-compliant license, permit or nondriver license must provide acceptable documents of the following:

  • Proof of identity; and
  • Proof of Missouri residency.
    • NOTE: Applicants requesting a duplicate REAL ID-compliant document, a Commercial Driver License or a Commercial Learner's Permit must submit two acceptable documents as proof of Missouri residency and state of domicile.

Acceptable documents:

Additional documents will be required to verify an alternate mailing address or name change, if your current name is different from the name on your identity or lawful status document.

If you are eligible for a duplicate, and you are requesting an initial REAL ID-compliant driver license or nondriver license, you will also be required to present acceptable documents to verify:

  • Lawful status; and
  • Social Security number.

Applicants with a current Missouri driver license, nondriver license or permit record with a previously verified Social Security Number on file, may be eligible to provide their number verbally to complete the required electronic verification inquiry to the Social Security Administration. If the electronic verification fails, the applicant will be required to present a physical document to verify the number; or may be referred to the Social Security Administration for resolution.

 

For more information, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

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