U.S. citizens returning from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, by land or sea, are required to present a U.S. Passport, U.S. Passport Card or an Enhanced Driver's License (EDL). An EDL can NOT be used for international flights. For up-to-date travel document requirements see U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
A temporary EDL will NOT be accepted for border crossing, plan accordingly. If you have not received your new license within 20 days please contact us.
See Form VL-018 for additional information on ID requirements.
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 »
How to Obtain an EDL
Complete the appropriate application for your situation:
- Valid license (form #VL-040)
- 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 to establish identity. More information...
Children under age 18 must apply in person with parent/guardian(s) who have evidence of relationship to the minor applicant. The 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: