Real ID will be available in Vermont as of January 2, 2014. First issuance of a Real ID compliant license (this includes renewing a current Non Real ID license) requires an in-person visit, with proof of Identity, lawful status and Social Security Number.
Persons who are not United States citizens (legal temporary or permanent residents) are required to present full documentation to apply for a new or renew their existing Driver’s License, Permit, or Non-Driver ID Card. This includes providing documents which prove name, date of birth, Social Security Number, lawful status in the United States, and Vermont residency.
Customers who are renewing, updating, or replacing their current Vermont Driver’s License, Permit, or Non-Driver ID Card must bring documents to a Vermont DMV office to prove their name and date of birth, Social Security Number, lawful status in the United States, and Vermont residency. Renewing, updating or requesting a duplicate by mail (after January 2, 2014) will result in the issuance of a Non-Real ID compliant card, good for only two (2) years.