U.S. citizens returning from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, by land or sea, are now required to present a U.S. Passport, U.S. Passport Card, or an Enhanced Driver's License (EDL). For up-to-date travel document requirements see U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
When obtaining an EDL, allow at least 2 weeks for delivery. The temporary EDL will NOT be accepted for border crossing, so please plan accordingly. If you have not received your new license within 20 days please contact us.
How to Obtain an EDL
Our Real ID Checklist (form #VL-091) provides information that will help you in preparing to obtain your EDL. An EDL/ID has a fee that is in addition to the standard fees for licenses and/or Non-Driver ID (license fees vary by class, duration, and endorsement). License fees »
Complete the appropriate application for your situation:
- Valid license (form #VL-015)
- New license or renewing license (form #VL-021)
- New or renewing commercial license (form #VL-031)
- Non-driver identification card (form #VL-017)
Required Identity Documentation
You will need documentation from each of the 4 categories below:
- Proof of identity and age
- Proof of lawful status in the United States
- Proof of Social Security Number
- Proof of Vermont residency and current address
Children under age 18 must apply in person with parent/guardian(s) who have evidence of relationship to the minor applicant. Minor child must provide his/her proof of Social Security number and U.S. citizenship. Evidence of a legal name change must be submitted if the name of a parent/guardian has changed since the original documents were issued (e.g. photocopy of a marriage certificate, etc.). Children under age 15 do NOT need to provide photo ID.
Locations issuing Enhanced Driver License/Non-Driver ID: