License and Identification Requirements

In Missouri, all the residents and non-residents that are applying for a driver’s license should obtain a REAL ID or a non-driver ID. To reduce the fraud level in the state all the applicants for driver’s licenses have to provide identity verification. There are three main types of verification: Primary, Secondary, or Supporting IDs.
The personal data must match other specified info. That is your birthdate, full name, etc. must be the same on all of them. However, in case you have recently had a name change, you may submit a legal name change notice. What concerns other data differences, it’s recommended to contact the DOT and check the steps you have to follow.
Note that all documents must be either originals or certified copies. Laminating certified documents is not recommended. Photocopies will not be allowed.

Primary Identity Records

In MO, you can present only one primary document. The latter can include;
  • Valid Missouri DL or MO ID card
  • U.S. passport
  • Foreign Passport with VISA
  • U.S. Certificate of Citizenship
  • Birth Certificate
  • Immigration Services document with verifiable data
  • Active duty, reserve, or retired US military ID card with an identifiable photo

Secondary Identity Records

Those who lack primary verification may offer two secondary documents. Documents of secondary identification include;
  • A birth certificate issued by a State Bureau of Vital Statistics, original or certified copy
  • An original or licensed copy of the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) or Certificate of Report of Birth issued by the United States Department of State
  • An original or licensed copy of a court order from a U.S. state, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or a Canadian province stating a name and/or gender change.

Supporting Identity Records

MO residents without a primary or two secondary papers may present one secondary document (from the list above) and two supporting documents. The latter include;
  • Social security card
  • Out-Of-State Driver’s license or ID card
  • MO driver’s license or ID card (maybe expired but not more than 2 years)
  • Temporary Missouri driver’s permit or ID card (actual receipt)
  • Student records (e.g., report cards, photo ID cards)
  • Military ID
  • Marriage license or divorce decree
  • Voter registration card
  • A valid consular document issued by a state or national government
  • Identification cards for federal inmates
  • Medicaid card
  • Selective Service card
  • Tribal membership card
  • Foreign passport
  • Insurance policy
  • Vehicle registration or title
  • Boat registration or title
  • Veteran's ID card issued by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Hospital-issued birth record
  • Military records