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 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.

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 applying for a 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:

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.

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

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

Applicants for a duplicate 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.

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

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